“A consultant to be worth his salt must give honest judgements not necessarily those which he thinks the client would like to hear”

Andrew Thomas


With extensive experience in maritime operations and management, McGuire Maritime is uniquely positioned to assist organisations improve or expand their maritime operations. Providing pragmatic recommendations that consider all aspects of the client’s business, McGuire Maritime has assisted clients with the following generic assignments:

  • Risk assessments on port operations. Assessments are supported through simulations to ensure that recommendations are proven and realistic;
  • Mooring assessments – using the widely accepted OPTIMOOR program, McGuire Maritime can assess the viability of mooring arrangements for specific berths and a wide range of vessels;
  • Port Capacity Assessments – principally for bulk cargoes, McGuire Maritime can assess a variety of loading/discharge methods available and can recommend those most appropriate and cost efficient to the client’s needs.

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

TS Eliot

“Our Word, Our Bond”

Motto of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

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Maintaining the highest level of integrity, McGuire Maritime has developed a clientele list for both newbuildings and the sale and purchase of existing ships. This has been achieved through being able to provide clients with insights into the market, knowledge of operations and an understanding of the client’s business needs.


McGuire Maritime is able to identify suitable yards for all newbuilding projects. With experience ranging from 24m aquaculture support vessels through to 210m Ro/Ro vessels, we ensure that your project is paired with the most appropriate shipyard.


Whether you are buying or selling vessels, McGuire Maritime can assist with ensuring that transactions are concluded with strictest confidentiality.


Working in the specific markets of icebreakers and project-related cargoes, McGuire Maritime can source the best vessel for your project.

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”

Zig Ziglar

“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” 

JC Penney


The shipping industry is a unique industry with its own unique operating environment. Ensuring that your staff and crews are appropriately trained and educated is essential.

Further to this, the industry itself has many unique aspects to it and as a result there is no “one size fits all” approach to training employees. Each organisation will have distinctive requirements when it comes to the development of educational programs for both new and existing staff.

McGuire Maritime, with our years of hands on experience in the industry and commitment to our own professional development, as well as that of our clients, are well placed to pair with any organisation in the industry to create, develop and deliver training as required.


McGuire Maritime has over a decade of experience in delivering introductory and advanced shipping courses to shore-based staff. These courses allow shore staff to understand and effectively communicate with the marine side of their business, improving overall business efficiency.


Maintaining the highest-level safety during marine activities is fundamental to the needs of a business. We develop bespoke courses around rigid risk assessments and best practices in the industry, ensuring that personnel are executing particular activities to the highest level of safety.



“Over a number of years, Chris McGuire has partnered with Braemar ACM Shipbroking in delivering maritime consultancy services to clients. With participation involving development and delivery of training at management team level as well as direct interaction with client teams, Chris has delivered a high level of professionalism and strong interpersonal skills.”

Braemar ACM Shipbroking

“Over the last 7 years Chris has provided AMC Search with invaluable services to deliver our education program nationally and internationally. As a practical mariner, Chris has delivered courses on our behalf on a variety of topics. Behind the scenes Chris is a critical link in our new and online course development program, ensuring AMC Search remains at the forefront of Maritime Education. We retain the service of McGuire Maritime as our principal external maritime expert.”

CEO AMC Search

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Maritime Industry Association Limited (MIAL)


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Chris McGuire

Chris McGuire

McGuire Maritime Pty Ltd

ABN 38 634 651 531