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30th October 2012

Since 2000, Ragged Edge Consulting has built a reputation for quality, timely and innovative commercial consulting and recruitment solutions within the ports shipping, freight and logistics sector.

We are delighted to announce that Tim Smith, of Maris Port Solutions Limited will be joining us as an Associate, and will be working alongside us as our Ports & Management Consultant.

Tim brings with him 10 years’ experience of port operations and consulting, including management, planning, projects, and hands on port experience  in locations in the UK, Middle East, India and the Caribbean.

He has extensive skills in port operations management, in break bulk, dry bulk, containers, forest products and vehicle operations; alongside warehousing and container freight station management.

This includes terminal operations, setting and achieving KPI’s, working within unionised environments, infrastructure and equipment identification and requirements, personnel training and health & safety matters.

During his time consulting Tim has been involved in numerous projects, selected recent experience include:

• Advised on yard layout for new terminal in Middle East.
• Led operational review of modern coal terminal in India.
• Advised on initial layout concepts for a container terminal in India
• Advised on operations procedures for a container terminal in Turkey.
• Advised on equipment selection for a modern container terminal in Middle East.
• Advised on operational layout for an inland container terminal Middle East.

Tim is currently engaged on projects in the Middle East.

Ragged Edge – Port focus areas



Delivering operational improvement

Delivering operational improvement, through the implementation of international experience, best practice and organisational review.

Implementation and  review of process and procedure

Examination, analysis, and change delivery to create streamlined port organisations and effective decision making lines.

Port and terminal design review and advice

Selection, procurement, terminal layout concepts, and recommendations for new port development, and expansion.

Successful project delivery

Management of all types of port and terminal change and technology projects under demanding deadlines and budgets, ensuring client satisfaction

Plant and equipment selection

Advice on equipment requirement and selection and specification.

• For further information and enquiries please contact Tim at consulting@raggededge.co.uk



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