About us

IDG Maritime Ltd brings together some of the world's best professional organisations and combines them with a wealth of independent consultancy talent to provide a maritime development group. IDG Maritime provides infrastructure development support and specialises in the operational, economic and commercial aspects of transport-related projects. We work for international clients involved in shipping, ports, transport and logistics and have worked in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

IDG Maritime’s approach is essentially practical. It starts with an analysis by consultants who have operational or professional experience in the subject area and from this we agree a scheme of work jointly with the client.

Based on the agreed scheme of work, we define the team, time-scale and cost needed to deliver the agreed objectives. IDG Maritime works with companies and professionals drawn from a rich pool of expertise within Maritime London and from further field. In most cases, we build a project team from organisations with whom we have worked before - a tried and tested network of consultants, professionals, academics, trade organisations and institutions. In this way, we ensure that the right skills are available to meet the client’s needs at the right time and in the most economical way.

IDG Maritime offers CPD (Continual Professional Development)-based education and training partnerships, including our very successful Harbour Masters Training courses that we are currently adapting and extending to include fuller and more detailed coverage of the NOS (National Occupational Standards), which are an important part of the UK Harbour Masters Association's future training and qualification requirements.

These partnerships can be integrated into management development programmes designed to provide skilled, motivated and effective personnel capable of meeting the challenges of an ever changing maritime environment.

Peter Bingham has worked in international shipping, ports, transport and logistics since he completed a five-year commission as a seaman executive officer in the Royal Navy. He has been an independent consultant since 1986.

Peter specialises in the practical, operational, economic and commercial aspects of transport-related projects worldwide. His work incorporates an understanding of sea, land and inter-modal transport & handling systems, and their incorporation into efficient and economic operations. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport and a Member of the Nautical Institute.