SMS delivers best in class expertise and practical solutions to enhance efficiency.

Our Customers

SMS has assisted maritime industry clients since 1996 to solve challenges tied to operations, compliance, improvement and organizational effectiveness.  SMS is a consulting group with a commitment to assist clients to arrive at solutions that are practical, sustainable, and that leverage existing best practices and organizational strengths to the fullest.

What makes SMS the leading provider of consulting services to the maritime industry?  Our clients are top industry leaders - see below for a summary of who we've worked with and the services provided. 

Meet Some of Our Customers 

Kirby Corp.
Houston, TX MoreKirby Corp.

Kirby has chosen SMSLLC during October-2015 to assist with an operational assessment of its safety management system throughout its various fleets.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ MoreARC

American Roll On Roll Off Carriers, the leading U.S.-flag Ro-Ro carrier, contracted SMSLLC to develop an ISM compliant management system for the operation of their Maritime Security Program contracted fleet. ARC provides international port-to-port transport of heavy vehicles, helicopters and other equipment for the U.S. government as well as commercial break-bulk and Ro-Ro customers. ARC is a participant in the U.S. Government’s Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Program.
St. Louis, MO MoreARTCo

American River Transportation Company (ARTCo) is a wholly owned subsidiary of ADM. ARTCo operations include: line-haul vessels, harbor boats, covered hopper barges, tank barges, harbor and fleeting services, and a full service shipyard. These assets allow ARTCo to deliver products to their final destination in a safe and efficient manner. ARTCo also provides a third party towing service on the Lower Mississippi, Upper Mississippi, Illinois, and Ohio River. SMSLLC Project- Development of TSMS
Washington, DC MoreNOAA

NOAA's ship fleet provides hydrographic survey, oceanographic and atmospheric research, and fisheries research vessels to support NOAA's strategic plan elements and mission. The vessels are located in various locations around the United States. The ships are managed by the Marine Operations Center, which has offices in Norfolk, Virginia and Newport, Oregon. SMSLLC Project- Operational risk assessment and ISM Code GAP analysis.
Fairfield-Maxwell Services, Ltd
Roseland, NJ MoreFairfield-Maxwell Services, Ltd

FMSL has been dedicated to achieving and maintaining a superior standard in the ship and crew management services we provide to shipowners worldwide. FMSL's extensive experience with a broad range of ship types, including crude and product tankers, reefers, multi-purpose RO-ROs, general cargo carriers, chemical carriers and car carriers underlies the success we have achieved in satisfying our clients' requirements. SMSLLC Project- Management system development and compliance services package.
Canada Steamship Lines - Americas
Beverly, MA MoreCanada Steamship Lines - Americas

SMSLLC has been chosen by CSL Group - CSL Americas to conduct a review of their Environmental Management System (EMS) as per the ISO 14001 standard.
Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc.
Melville, NY MoreBouchard Transportation Company, Inc.

Bouchard Transportation selected SMSLLC to assist with enhancements to its safety management system and related consulting over a multi-year service contract.
TOTE Services
Jacksonville, FL MoreTOTE Services

More info coming soon!
International Shipholding Group
Mobile, AL MoreInternational Shipholding Group

International Shipholding Group subsidiary LMS Shipmanagement has been using SMSLLC's safety management, internal audit and risk assessment expertise for years, resulting in a superior shoreside and at sea safety culture.
Seabulk Towing Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, FL MoreSeabulk Towing Inc.

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Seabulk Tankers operates vessels primarily in the Jones Act trade. Through its highly skilled and experienced management team, Seabulk Tankers is dedicated to providing its customers with safe, efficient and reliable marine transportation services. The company is recognized as one of the most progressive and innovative in the marine transportation business.
SMSLLC Project- Audit program implementation and management system development services.
Marine Spill Response Corporation
Herndon, VA MoreMarine Spill Response Corporation

The Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) is a not-for-profit, U.S. Coast Guard Classified Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO). MSRC was formed in 1990 to offer oil spill response services and mitigate damage to the environment. MSRC is recognized for its open-ocean and nearshore mechanical recovery capability which includes 15 Responder Class Oil Spill Response Vessels (OSRVs). SMSLLC Project- Operational risk assessment.
Genesis Marine
Houston, TX MoreGenesis Marine

Genesis Marine primarily serves refineries and storage terminals along the Gulf Coast, Intracoastal Canal and western river systems of the U.S., including the Red, Ouachita and Mississippi Rivers on which Genesis has significant existing terminals. Their state-of-the-art hot-oil barges coupled with the best liquid cargo mariners make them the safest, most efficient carrier of inland, hot-oil cargoes.
SMSLLC Project- Audit program implementation and management system support services.
New York City DEP
New York City, NY MoreNew York City DEP

The NYC-DEP Marine Section currently uses three sludge vessels for the transportation of liquid sludge from its four wastewater treatment plants that do not have dewatering capabilities. The newest vessel, the Red Hook, commissioned in 2009, is 350'×53'×21' and has a capacity of 150,000 cu. ft. in eight cargo tanks. It can travel at 15 knots. SMSLLC Project- Audit program implementation, risk assessment and management system support services.
Atlantic Highlands, NJ MoreSeastreak

Seastreak provides daily year-round ferry services from Atlantic Highlands and Highlands, NJ, to Pier 11 Wall Street, East 35th Street, and shuttle service to the World Financial Center. Offering indoor and outdoor seating, full service bar, rest rooms and complimentary parking, Seastreak fast passenger catamarans provide the fastest commute to New York City. SMSLLC Project- Management system development.
Military Sealift Command (MSC)
Washington, DC MoreMilitary Sealift Command (MSC)

Military Sealift Command is the leading provider of ocean transportation for the Navy and the rest of the Department of Defense – operating approximately 110 ships daily around the globe. SMSLLC Project- Audit program implementation and miscellaneous research and risk-assessment based assignments.
Star Companies
New York, NY MoreStar Companies

STARR Marine is a leading marine insurer offering products affecting ocean cargo, marine liability and hull coverage. SMSLLC has been involved on several initiatives that are beneficial to STARR and its insureds within the US towing vessel industry.
Houston, TX MoreSavage

Savage Marine Management, a subsidiary of the Salt Lake City based industrial services company Savage, contracted SMSLLC to design and host an operational risk assessment and develop a management system to mitigate hazards identified during the assessment. Upon delivery in 2017, Savage Marine Management will operate a U.S. flagged articulated tug & barge carrying liquefied anhydrous ammonia and other ocean-going vessels as Savage expands its portfolio of maritime services.