TOM DRENNAN

Tom Drennan - Independent Port Consultants

Profession: Master Mariner / Marine Consultant
Specialities: Marine Feasibility, Navigational Issues, Marine Risk
Nationality: British
Telephone: +44 (0) 1243 869412
Email: tdrennan@port-consultants.com

Independent Port Consultants: Port Consultancy Port Project Management Marine Advisory Services Marine Planning Cargo Handling Port Operations Consultant Transport Economist

Following a career at sea on oil tankers and cross channel ro-ro ferries, Tom Drennan has spent the last 26 years in the ports industry in both marine operations and in the provision of consultancy services.

A sound understanding of the dynamics of port marine operations was gained as a VTS Officer with the Port of London Authority (PLA), followed by 10 years managing a towage/port services company in London. Whilst with the PLA, Captain Drennan was one of the first candidates to gain (with distinction) the Nautical Institute Harbour Master’s Certificate in 1990.

From 2000 until 2008, Tom Drennan was Marine Manager with port and harbour consultants Eagle Lyon Pope, before forming his own marine consultancy in July 2008.

When new port projects are being planned, Tom Drennan considers the marine aspects of the project – what needs to be done for the ship? Inputs may include:

  • Port/terminal site selection
  • Marine feasibility studies
  • Navigation channel / turning circle design and dredging estimates
  • Ship manoeuvring simulations
  • Marine risk assessment
  • Review of port services (pilotage, towage, VTS)
  • Specification of aids to navigation

Independent Port Consultants: Port Consultancy Port Project Management Marine Advisory Services Marine Planning Cargo Handling Port Operations Consultant Transport EconomistInput is also provided in legal cases (unsafe berth; unsafe port claims; personal injury/fatality), public enquiries, due diligence for mergers/acquisitions etc. A considerable amount of recent experience has been gained on LNG projects.

Tom Drennan is experienced in working as a sole appointee or as part of a group with other consultants at either his own offices, the client’s office, or on site. World-wide travel is often undertaken. Clients include:

  • Port developers
  • Consulting civil engineers
  • Other consultancies, including IPC members
  • Oil and gas majors
  • Port authorities
  • Solicitors and P&I Clubs