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Maritime Advisors

Sector Expertise

Key Contacts

Dinesh Sharma

Dinesh Sharma

Director, Drewry Maritime Advisors
Han Ning

Han Ning

Director - China, Drewry Maritime Advisors

Ports and Terminals

Drewry provides expert advice to Financial Institutions, Port Authorities, Terminal Operators, and Governments covering the full spectrum of commercial and technical aspects of ports and terminals. Our team includes industry professionals, economists and technical experts who bring together rich experience and practical understanding of the global ports industry.

Download port capabilities

Now available: Port Throughput Indices

Our Container Port Throughput Indices provide a series of volume growth/decline indices based on monthly throughput data for a sample of over 220 ports worldwide, representing over 75% of global volumes.


Our service capabilities

Strategic and commercial

  • Commercial due diligence
  • Market analysis and outlook
  • Strategic analysis and planning
  • Asset risk analysis
  • Investment and divestment appraisals
  • Competitive assessments
  • Feasibility and pre-feasibility studies
  • Concession design
  • Bid process support
  • Financial modelling
  • Tariff assessments and structures
  • Maritime policy
  • Network analysis

Operational and technical

  • Capacity assessment, capacity bottlenecks and expansion assessment
  • High level assessment of technical risks of project
  • Maintenance strategy review and repex strategy review
  • Capex review
  • Opex review
  • Lenders Technical Advisor, Vendor’s Technical Advisor, Buyer’s Technical Advisor

Key Contacts

Dinesh Sharma

Dinesh Sharma

Director, Drewry Maritime Advisors
Han Ning

Han Ning

Director - China, Drewry Maritime Advisors

Recent Projects

Green shipping strategy

The company appointed Drewry to recommend a green shipping strategy roadmap for ships and ports in order to enable it to meet the international standards on emission and other best practices.

TTIA Environmental due diligence

Drewry was retained to conduct a comprehensive Environmental and Health and Safety due diligence for a terminal operation ahead of an investment decision.


$5bn: The combined value of container shipping industry investments we have advised on since 2014.


$20bn: The value of financing projects we have provided commercial due diligence advice for in port M&A since 2014.


The number of countries in which our Maritime Advisors have completed assignments since 2015.


Our advisors have been involved in over 428 port assignments over the past 10 years.

Our Experience

Case studies

Browse our catalogue of past project case studies to better understand the work we do for our clients and the value we bring.

Delivering results

Our understanding comes from working closely with our clients, always giving them a balanced, commercial perspective to achieve the right result.
Organisation and Management Strategy

Organisation and Management Strategy

Shanghai International Port (Group) Co., Ltd requested the assistance of Drewry to advise on re-shaping the organisation and management systems of their terminal operations.
Container terminal advisory project

Container terminal advisory project

The client was a global terminal operator with total throughput above 10m TEUs with a portfolio covering Asia and Europe.
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