The cornerstone guidance for managing assets is ISO 55000 and our team operate across multiple industrial verticals to shape and deploy strategies to client-specific facilities. Our ports team use this same approach to develop a strategy that adheres to best practice but is relevant for the local context and operating conditions.

Our stages of asset management are illustrated below, with the Strategy sections being vital for any port or terminal operator, to form the correct structure and principles for managing port assets.


Maturity Assessments

Our team can provide a maturity scan assessment, based on ISO 55000, to support client understanding of baseline capability at the port, forming a view on where critical gaps or improvements are available.

The maturity assessment will provide a rapid overview of the port’s readiness and recommendations for short and medium-term gains.

For a short sample, we have provided a free online maturity scan tool for a self-assessment review of ISO55000 compliance.  We invite clients to review the recommended results arising from this scan, which are sent by email after completion. Our team are available to support further discussions of the results.

Plan & Structure

From the baseline assessment, our team can shape a holistic asset management strategy for the port facility, to ensure that the asset strategy is aligned with wider business objectives, for commercial performance, investment profile and resilience.

A key task in a complex port environment is to structure the asset classes and associated data and records to a useful level;  establishing this taxonomy of assets is a vital baseline for applying BIM (Building Information Modelling) and further smart and digital management techniques.

Across a port, assets are added over time, and information is often unstructured or unaligned, making port-wide measurement and understanding of asset performance and condition challenging.

The Smart Ports team take a fresh look to re-define port asset taxonomy, harmonising all the existing and new assets, respecting the importance of each element to the business objectives, creating an over-arching method for classification, to support improved maintenance, availability reporting and investment planning.

Get in touch with our team to discuss your asset management needs.