Market sectors

Global Maritime transport; ship operators, ports, terminals, regulatory and safety agencies.
Asset owners, banks and finance companies.
Oil & Gas operators, terminals, platforms and FPSO, LNG Ø Supply chain operators, logistics and 3PL providers.
Finance, Banks, Law firms, Insurance, and insurance brokers.
Combined maritime and aviation operations.
Specialists for African and Middle East markets.


CMR was founded in 2001 by Steve Cameron, experienced in managing teams of technical experts in international and multicultural business environments within the shipping, ports, terminals, logistics, and supply chain markets.

Stephen trained at sea and ashore for 10 years with cargo division of Cunard Cargo Shipping.
He was then part of the management that for 20 years developed and successfully ran O.T. Africa Line, a specialist West Africa focused liner shipping, logistics and terminal operations company, where he was Operations Director and board member responsible for business development. He also spent 4 years at rti Forensics, where he developed the maritime risk, safety and security consultancy, together with post incident investigation services and dispute resolution services.

Our experts

Our experts cover operational, technical, commercial and economic disciplines.
Their professional sectors range and the skills range from master mariners with shipping and off-shore experience. Engineers with oil and gas, FPSO, and subsea pipe line experience. Meteorologists, ISM and SMS system experts, anti-piracy, security and supply chain experts.

Our experts each have any decades of technical, risk, safety, commercial and operational management experience, as well as many years’ experience providing consultancy and expert witness services.

If your needs require an unusual skill set or are not covered by our extensive portfolio of more than100 experts, we will carry out a search to find the experience required to meet your needs.

Our Ethos

We are focused on building long term trusted partnerships with our clients based on the following IRIS values:-

  • Insight – we aim to share factual information, provide constructive insight and objective advice.
  • Respect – we believe in treating everyone with respect and creating successful working relationships
  • Integrity – we act with honesty, integrity and strive to maintain the highest professional standards
  • Support and Transparency – we believe in open and transparent communication

With these values in mind with have established an independent Governance Board consisting of the following initial appointments

Captain Andrew Mitchell, a safety and ISM expert, was Master Mariner with Shell Tankers and FPSOs. Then as a senior manager with LR, he held corporate responsibility for marine management system certification, chaired the IACS working groups on the ISM and ISPS Codes, and represented IACS at the IMO and ILO, and is a past member of the Advisory Board to CHIRP. He has significant experience as an International Expert Witness on high profile cases.

David Plumer, a business development expert, works as a non-executive director (NED) and consultant. A current role is as a NED for an expanding bulk logistics and terminals business with a strong African focus. He was previously CEO for Pole Star Space Applications, providing tracking, monitoring and intelligence data for the maritime industry. Prior to this he was involved in Acquisition Integration at DHL.

Roger Flaxman, an expert in Insurance claims advocacy set up Flaxman Partners in 2000, now recognised as the UK’s leading independent Claims Advocacy Service, and highly regarded throughout the industry. His business achieves in resolving complex claims and insurance disputes; more often than not avoiding the unnecessary complication of the cost and time of litigation. In February 2014 Flaxmans was officially appointed by The British Insurance Brokers’ Association as its preferred partner in offering its members a unique specialist Claims Advocacy Service.