Ocean Shipping Consultants

Established in 1985 as an independent economic consultancy, Ocean Shipping Consultants (OSC) – a brand of Royal HaskoningDHV - offers expert understanding in the specialist areas of shipping economics and port development.
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Our economists, industry and financial experts have a sound understanding of the maritime sector and provide our clients with in-depth knowledge in the fields of port, shipyard and shipping economics. With around 150 projects executed on a yearly basis and activities in over 100 countries, OSC provides global bespoke consultancy services to over 300 different clients from our offices in London, Rotterdam, Singapore, Jakarta and Warsaw.

Shipping Economics & Advisory Services

OSC offers a comprehensive range of specialist and bespoke consulting services in the maritime and infrastructure sectors. These commercial and financial services offer global support to the maritime, ports and logistics industries, ranging from cargo forecasting, market and technical feasibility studies to due diligence studies to full transaction support, including the development of business models and financial planning.

We take pride in the vast amount of industry experience our team has accumulated within the wider maritime industry, such as terminal operators, shipping companies and brokers.

OSC provides global bespoke consultancy services to more than 300 different clients, including international finance institutions (World Bank, EBRD amongst others), port authorities, terminal operating companies, governments, shipping lines, logistics operators, cargo owners, the wider financial community, classification societies, strategy consultants and law firms.

Shipping and commodity expertise include container trade, dry bulk, alternative fuels and chemicals, fossil fuels including LNG and LPG, Ro-Ro, general/breakbulk cargo, reefers, ferry and passenger/cruise activities.

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From shaping the right business strategy to building a business case for any maritime investment, our established, cross-disciplinary team is dedicated to helping you get the most from any project at every stage.

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Christianne van Dijk - Director Advisory Group

Christiannevan Dijk

Director Advisory Group

OSC Business Briefing 2024Download

Business briefing 2024

Discover whether the inclusion of maritime shipping emissions in ETS will lead to an uptake in alternative fuels.

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Business briefing 2023

The ETS legislation includes maritime shipping emissions to boost decarbonisation in the maritime industry. But what does it mean for shipping companies?

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Business briefing 2022 II

The future of European container trade

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Business briefing 2022

Ports and shipping lines compete for supply chain dominance

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