Maritime and logistics service provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) said it is expanding its maritime service portfolio with the launch of its Maritime Advisory team.
The new Maritime Advisory team will serve all maritime sectors from containers, bulk, tankers and passenger shipping, matched to capability across transportation infrastructure including ports, rail, road and aviation. ISS’ Innovation group has recruited staff within the team from the ‘Big Four’ advisory firms, covering investment banking, economics, management and transportation consulting.
ISS Chief Innovation Officer Bryan Phillips said, “Our new advisory team is supported by ISS’ leading industry experts and local offices. This is the first of an exciting new pipeline of products and services we are releasing which expands on our existing platform offerings.”
The types of advisory services offered include M&A transaction services, market studies, forecasting, financial modeling and strategic assignments. These services will be supported by information and insights from the global ISS network of more than 300 offices across 70 countries.
ISS CEO Chris Whiteside said, “Providing independent advisory services is a natural extension of our core offering and what is in essence the role of a maritime service agent. This will introduce new customer segments to the group and expand our range of services to existing customers.”