JohansonBrown’s multidisciplinary teams have the experience and flexibility to offer a comprehensive range of services to clients in the port and maritime industry.


National Logistics Master Plans

Master planning of intermodal logistics on a national scale, integrating road, rail, air and sea transportation. Consideration of existing infrastructure, planned investments, population growth and commercial expansion, to develop a blueprint for integrated sustainable national logistics.

Due diligence

Asset inspection and evaluation, audits, reviews and terminal assessments, carried out with sensitivity. Typical clients include banks, operators, contractors, infrastructure funds and port authorities.

Transaction support

Professional, discreet support for the transaction process, from initial evaluation, planning and tender preparation to presentations and technical support during negotiations.

Tender support and management

Working with the client team to lead or assist in the preparation of tender documents, freeing the client to concentrate on commercial and technical content.

Technical audits and design reviews

Independent third party audits and design reviews provided as part of the planning, specification and design of marine terminals.


A service for clients in varying circumstances, such as insurers following an incident or prospective bidders planning a site visit. The company can draw on a network of specialised talent in areas such as underwater engineering diver inspection, geotechnics, heavy duty port paving, environmental compliance, high voltage electrical supply and coastal engineering.

Design management

Effective, proactive project management, working with contractors or operators to ensure the project delivers on time.

Port master planning and terminal planning

A key specialisation of founder Julian Johanson-Brown, whose long experience includes the four-year study of the terminals run by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). The company can assemble specialists in areas such as dredging, trade forecasting and economics to supplement its in-house planning skills. Terminal planning, including capacity estimates, layout, automation, smart gate technologies and asset management is also offered.

Project management and leadership

The strong leadership qualities required for effective project management have been developed over years of experience in a variety of environments.

Project recovery, planning and management

This service is delivered in conjunction with the client. It covers an examination of what went wrong and the formulation and implementation of a recovery plan.

Claim support

A professional, unbiased service offered to all parties to a contract and all types of client, from operators, contractors and public and private sector port owners to finance houses.

Specialist construction supervision and inspection

Includes both short-term inspections on behalf of owners, banks and designers, and longer-term assignments under a traditional supervisory arrangement. The service covers all forms of infrastructure including coastal works, dredging, M&E, paving, utilities and equipment inspection.

Project promotion and public speaking

The company can offer promotional support to whip up enthusiasm for a project through the services of a corporate promotion and branding specialist. Services such as creative writing or public speaking can be provided as a standalone campaign or in conjunction with a client’s PR department.

Workshop facilitation and chartering

JohansonBrown’s facilitation service ensures the smooth running of a workshop and the full engagement of the participants. Effective stewardship encourages
fresh thoughts, insightful discussion and the freedom to explore new ideas and solutions.

Creative problem solving workshops

These workshops defy traditional approaches to risk mitigation, introducing fresh, innovative techniques to identify risks and solutions. Clients explore their challenges from different angles and unlock hidden solutions in minds clouded by habit, conformity and corporate process.