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Who We

We are a globally-minded maritime consulting company specialized in providing marine surveying, technical consulting, advice, and solutions for ship owners, ship managers, brokers, P&I clubs, yacht owners, shipping financiers, shipbuilders, repairers, and the offshore industry.

The company’s foundation is based on well over two decades of experience in the marine industry, along with the solid educational background of its founder and Managing Director Ayman Alakkawi.

The founding aim of Consult Maritime is to provide the industry with the right tools for safe and effective ‘sailing’ in the complex shipping world of today. 

Why Us

  1. Expert knowledge from years of sailing with international  shipping companies and onshore experience with the  World’s Leading IACS Classification Society.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

  2. Located in the heart of the USA, the Greater City of New York and easily accessible anywhere in North America in the shortest time.                                                                                                                                                               

  3. Independent and have no third party interests with the Shortest response time and the promise of our service in less than 24 hours.

— Our Founder
     Ayman Alakkawi, MSc., CEng., AVI



At the helm of this business, Ayman Alakkawi offers a wealth of 20 plus years of experience and extensive knowledge in ship operations, classification surveys, and maritime audits on all commercial vessel types who will be there to accompany you every day in your projects and your development.

​Ayman’s professional qualifications include a Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering and Management, Post-Graduate degree in Naval Architecture, Chartered Engineer ( CEng), Chartered Marine Engineer (CMarEng), Licensed Chief Marine Engineer (unlimited horsepower), Maritime Auditor Lead Auditor (ISM/ISPS/MLC/ISO), IMCA eCMID Accredited Vessel Inspector AVI, Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST), Member of Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), and Member of International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS).

Sailing in the Merchant Marine, Ayman started as Junior Engineer and worked through the ranks to Chief Engineer, completing 10 years of seagoing experience.

Ayman has also worked in the field of Maritime Education internationally over a 7 year period. Also, qualified in Naval Architecture he has a wide understanding of complex marine issues associated with system engineering.


01. IMCA eCMID/MISW Accredited Vessel Inspector AVI

02. Chartered Engineer/Chartered Marine Engineer

03. Chief Marine Engineer (Unlimited Motor) - International.

04. ISO 9001/14001 Lead Auditor (IRCA)

05. ISM/ISPS/MLC Lead Auditor

06. ASNT NDT Level II