Re-Establishing Local Presence Essential for Offshore SuccessTue, 01/21/2020 - 17:44
Q: Global Maritime (GM) had a larger presence in Mexico. How are you leveraging your global experience to reestablish your involvement here?
EF: Our activity has expanded in recent months in response to an increase in inquiries for our services; mostly involving marine warranty surveying, marine advisory and dynamic positioning scopes of work. As a result, we have been sending surveyors to Mexico to carry out such services. The work was sporadic in the beginning, but it is now becoming more consistent. Instead of flying our surveyors in from Houston, we have been working with local surveyors, where possible. Our goal is to increase our presence by employing these local businesses as subcontractors until we have enough backlog, at which point we can bring them onboard with GM, full time
Q: How would emerging opportunities impact the way in which the company delivers its services?
AP: Supporting our clients in Mexico is essential. It does not make economic sense to fly in surveyors from afar, but the work is only now beginning to ramp up. If we could have a base office in Mexico, it could provide localized supply and support, reduce our costs, make our clients happier and improve the situation all around; so that is certainly something we would consider very carefully.
Global Maritime is a globally offshore operations and engineering consultancy company. The company’s status as an underwriter approved provider of Marine Warranty Surveyor Services makes it a trusted warrantor of complex offshore projects.