We help sea ports and harbours to keep pace with new developments in technology, ships and cargoes.

At Frazer-Nash we have over 500 qualified engineers and a marine team composed of structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, safety, environmental, security, human factors and risk specialists, and naval architects. Our involvement in many demanding marine projects combined with our interdisciplinary expertise, use of industry leading software and modelling techniques enables us to deliver measurable long-term value for our clients.

As ships and their cargoes have changed in size, character and technology, sea ports and harbours have also had to change to keep pace with the developments. 

But despite the changes there will always be some constants such as the need for safe harbours, where access to a port is unimpeded, passengers and cargo can be embarked and disembarked without difficulty or delay, and where ship owners and operators can be confident that their requirements will be met, every time.  

Our clients

Our clients are drawn from the public and private sector and include investors, civil engineering companies, and energy companies, port authorities, shipping companies, shipyards, insurers, accident investigators, local authorities and equipment providers.

Our capabilities

Our specialist engineering and technical capabilities include:

Fluid dynamics

  • Loadings on infrastructure
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Ship-to-ship interactions
  • Wake, air wake
  • Dispersion of releases into air or water

Structural integrity

  • Strength, corrosion, fatigue
  • Physical impact analysis
  • Materials selection and processing
  • Incident and failure analysis
  • Service life extension and inspection schedules

Systems assurance

  • Lifting and cranes safety
  • Navigational safety
  • Safety and environmental compliance and management
  • Availability, reliability and safety assessment
  • Maintenance and repair schedules
  • Health management and reporting – noise, air quality assessments
  • Residential or marine wildlife exposure levels

Expert witness

Our services

Our portfolio of services covers a wide range of disciplines and we can provide support with:

Safety and security

  • Safety, security and environmental assessment and management systems
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Navigational safety
  • Design for safety
  • Human factors
  • Business resilience assessment
  • Emergency planning
  • IT network/database security risk management
  • Expert witness and technical assessment

Improving performance

  • Operational efficiency - scheduling and space management
  • Asset management and maintenance strategies

Risk and opportunity management

  • Port planning
  • Technical due diligence
  • Investment options assessment
  • Technology and systems assessment