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 

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.
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.
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.
Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, ME MoreMaine Maritime Academy

Maine Maritime Academy is a maritime industry-leading college of engineering, management, science, and transportation.
Fort Lauderdale, FL MoreSeabulk

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.
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.
Moran Towing
New York Harbor MoreMoran Towing

Since 1860, Moran has been assisting ships, towing vessels, transporting liquid and dry bulk cargo, and servicing LNG terminal ventures. In 2022, SMSLLC helped streamline Moran's existing safety management system, making it more user-friendly and effective.
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.
Starr Companies
New York, NY MoreStarr 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.
The Steamship Authority
woods hole, Massachusetts MoreThe Steamship Authority

The Steamship Authority (SSA) is the largest ferry service to the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket from Cape Cod. SMSLLC has worked with the SSA to develop an safety and quality management system.

Crowley, founded in 1892, is a privately-held, U.S.-owned and operated logistics, government, marine and energy solutions company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Services are provided worldwide by four primary business units – Crowley Logistics, Crowley (Government) Solutions, Crowley Shipping and Crowley Fuels. In 2020-2021, SMSLLC worked to combine and streamline Crowley's ATB and Tanker safety management systems into one holistic system.
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.
KPFF Consulting Engineers
MoreKPFF Consulting Engineers

KPFF is a multi-office, multi-discipline engineering firm. We’re driven by a commitment to our core values of Excellence, Trust, Relationships, Stability, and Passion; defining our professional practice, how we are organized and our commitment to our clients and employees.