Port Risk Management

Risk is a part of port operations. Port risk management is the process of understanding, evaluating and addressing risk to maximise the chances of achieving objectives safely.

As part of Associated British Ports, we have a wealth of experience in providing operational expertise to both small and large scale port operations. Our marine scientists, Master Mariners, policy advisors, software developers and auditors provide a total risk assessment solution tailored to the needs of the port sector.

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Our Port Assessment Toolkit, MarNIS (developed through EU research funding) gives Harbour Authorities the tools to comply with the Port Marine Safety Code, the UK’s National framework for ensuring port risk is maintained as low as reasonably practicable.

Our in-depth knowledge of the Port Marine Safety Code, combined with our practical application of solutions for the port industry make us the first choice for developing your port’s Marine Safety Management System. We also offer a Designated Person service providing Harbour Authorities with independent assurance and an impartial view on compliance with the Code. Allied with our track-record in Port Marine Safety Code auditing, ABPmer’s industry expertise and experience makes us the consultancy of choice for ‘port health checks’ and regulatory compliance checks covering both shore side and afloat safety.


  • Aids to navigation review
  • Designated Person (PMSC)
  • Marine Safety Management Systems
  • Mooring studies
  • Navigational Risk Assessments (NRA)
  • Port Marine Risk Management Software
  • Port safety health check ‘shoreside’ following the HSE’s ACOP
  • PMSC audit


Ports, harbours, marinas


Monty Smedley

Business Development


+44 (0) 2380 711 892


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Current Positions:

Senior Marine Environmental Consultant


Quayside Suite
Medina Chambers
Town Quay
SO14 2AQ

Phone: +44 (0) 23 8071 1840
Email: enquiries@abpmer.co.uk