Our Consultants are experienced and skilled in the development and management of shipping endeavours of scale and geographic complexity. Extensive practical experience in the Maritime sector ensure that we are able to understand your needs swiftly. Through our Associations  and industry sources we keep abreast of trends

We appreciate  our  customers need for  balanced independent advise delivered in a timely manner  through our Collaboration and expertise  we able to deliver in  a diverse range of projects  and situations.

Port and Shipping Consultants at Varenco understand the cost to organizations of poor structure and sub optimal Project execution. We  can leverage your organizations capability on projects of varying  complexity . Varenco is ready to assist your company and teams in delivering superior services to your customers.

Our Clients Challenges

Shipping can be very profitable. However, the business is cyclical ,with timing of entry criticality and  periodic overcapacity, and price competition is steep. Over the long term, while  companies may recover  their WACC cost of capital they may not earn a profit unless assisted by a favourable structure . The industry is also very fragmented, although recent signs indicate a move toward consolidation and vertical integration in the dry bulk segment . Container shipping, on the other hand, is somewhat concentrated. Container terminals are also dominated by global players. Industry leaders are making substantial investments to expand port capacity and build the necessary connections inland.

In such a challenging environment whether you are an established player or interested in starting a shipping venture our consulting team will work for you. We measure our success by our clients’ success. For every project we assemble  appropriate resources  and commit ourselves wholeheartedly to its delivery and  success.  Varenco will   identify the clients real needs, and then  deliver good work.

We can work independently or in conjunction with your teams to design and develop new marine products for the market or put controls and processes in place that will ensure that your objectives are met.


Shipping and Port Consulting

  • Ship and Service Design
  • Vessel Sourcing  and Suitability Assessment
  • Market Evaluation  for Ports and  Shipping
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Operational and Financial Modelling
  • Ship Investment and  Contracting
  • Contracts – Supply Chain options
  • Cargo Safety
  • Management of Marine Projects
  • Risk Analysis

Innovation Drivers -Ports & shipping industry

The world in 2030 will be shaped by powerful and relatively certain global trends that we observe today. Societal trends are a continued population growth and increasing urbanisation, increasing difficulties in providing adequate amounts and quality of food and water and continuously increasing expectations with regard to health, safety, security and our impact on the environment. Significant economic trends are the increasing GDP share of developing countries; a continued growth of energy consumption, and a growing volume of trade with changing patterns. The two possibly biggest drivers are climate disruption and digitalisation. Both are accelerating and their impact might be larger than currently expected -EU  Report – Global Trends driving Maritime Innovation


  • Continued population growth and urbanisation will increase demand for focused Waterborne services and for the upgrading of infrastructure
  • Food and water demand is increasing with supply becoming challenged which will result in an increased need for water transport and aquatic food production.
  • Society’s increasing expectations with regard to health, safety, security and the environmental impact of industry will lead to stricter regulations and require the Waterborne industries to improve in these areas.
  • Developing countries will continue to increase their share of global economic growth, which will in turn increase trade with these countries.The Multiplier of GDP to Trade growth will continue to be low.
  • Waterborne trade growth will be driven by economic growth of developing countries and global growth in demand for food, water and technological products.
  • Climate change will lead to more flooding, drought, extreme weather events and polar melting and will impact all Waterborne sectors
  • The fast development in information and communication technologies will increase digitalisation in all sectors and will significantly influence design and operation of assets.