Shipping and transportation

Marine and Shipping

The international shipping industry has an undisputed, major contribution to global transportation & logistics. The shipping industry has historically been highly cyclical, experiencing significant volatility in vessel values, freight rates and shareholder returns. It is highly affected by changes in the international economic and political environment. Increasing regulation, volatility in financial markets, risk of piracy, technological breakthroughs and environmental concerns have added to a very challenging business environment that puts even experienced shipping executives to the test.

We are focused on assisting companies in the shipping industry to face the challenges and manage the risks of this ever-changing world and to help them continue to be successful in this exciting industry. Our experience and network of dedicated industry practitioners positions GROUP SVM to provide you with quality audit and professional services uniquely tailored to the needs of a leading shipping company, whether family owned or publicly listed, large or small.

Being aware of the local challenges facing the shipping sector in different jurisdictions, we are able, through our extensive network of local partners, to meet and even exceed our Clients’ expectations. . We have developed our Shipping and Ports expertise through working with the leading shipping and port companies in the world. We have a long-standing and proven track record in auditing and consulting within the contexts of international shipping, ports, logistics and supply chain management.

We create value for our clients representing:

  • Marine Shipping
  • Inland Water Transportation
  • Ports (Sea and Inland)


Apart from Marine and Shipping sectors our knowledge and vast experience covers all areas of transport and international trade law. Our clients include sea, air, road, rail and land operators, mining and resources companies, freight forwarders, banks, traders, intermediaries and insurers.

Our team advises on all aspects of  transportation field including:

  • Commercial and sale and carriage documentation
  • Customs, tariffs and quarantine
  • Casualty response
  • Cargo claims
  • Coronial inquests and parliamentary inquiries
  • Pollution incidents
  • Personal injury claims and seafarers’ compensation
  • Insurance issues regarding export, marine, hull and machinery, cargo, liability and P&I insurance
  • Operational and regulatory issues relating to both maritime and waterfront activities
    Dispute resolution