Professional Maritime Consulting

More Than

20 Years

Experience on Shipping Industry

Ntoumas Alto Consulting

About Alto Consulting

ALTO Marine Consulting and Inspections Services is headquartered in Piraeus and provides consultancy and inspection services to shipping companies and other organization for 24/7.
Our company was created by Masters and Engineers of the merchant navy in order to provide high quality services to the shipping community.
Alto plus VDR

VDR Analysis Team

In our days, remote Navigational Audits/Assessments are a useful safety and managerial tool to predict & prevent navigational incidents and accidents.  Our certified auditors provide navigation assessment services to improve bridge team performance and reduce navigational risk.  Our Navigational Audits consider human factor as a major concern; however, we focus in finding root causes and ways for improvement.

Why Choose Alto Consulting?

We provide quality work at competitive rates. We are committed to providing a wide range of services to shipping industry.

We are conducting marine surveys and audits in the light of experience and competence.

Ιn the range of our relevant experience, we provide services in Marine-Technical and HSQE consulting to the clients across to market sectors with High-Quality Services At Affordable Prices.

Certified and experienced Master Mariners / Chief Engineers.


Alto Consulting is Recognized by

Our Areas of Activity

Pre-Purchasing Inspections

A pre-purchasing inspection is an inspection specified by the company wishing to purchase a ship and includes the ship’s hull, engine room, ballast tanks, cargo gears, uncoupling, loading line equipment, loading/unloading equipment, cargo holds, life-saving and fire-fighting equipment.

Navigation Audits

Navigation audits are required by the TMSA and are common in other trades for example on bulk carriers.

The main topic is based on current developments and the requirements of charterers.

Can be done also with remotly method and VDR analyses

ON/OFF Hire bunker and condition survey

On-Off hire condition and bunker survey are a requirement for the commercial shipping trade, as ships are chartered by their owners who trade cargo worldwide. In order to achieve this, the inspection should be performed either prior to the delivery of the ship on charter or prior to its redelivery from charterers.

PSC Preparation and assistance

In order to achieve the inspection of foreign ships in national ports and to verify the condition of the ship and its equipment, the Port State Control (PSC) inspection is mandatory, as well as for compliance with international regulations regarding the manning and operation of the ship ensuring safety at sea and prevention of pollution.

ISM / ISPS / MLC Internal Audits

The ISM Code paragraph 12.1 states: “The Company should carry out internal safety audits onboard and ashore at intervals not exceeding 12 months to verify whether safety and pollution-prevention activities comply with the safety Management System (SMS)”. Section 12.4 of the code also states that “Personnel carrying out audits should be independent of the areas being audited unless this is impracticable due to the size and nature of the company”.

Pre-Vetting Inspections

As per OCIMF/SIRE inspection Database is an essential tool for independent owners of tanker vessels in order to ensure employment for their vessels in the worldwide market. A Pre-vetting Inspection can ensure to mitigating or even eliminating the risk of negative observations during a SIRE Vetting. thus maintaining a low observation score in the database. We have especially designed ship inspections based on SIRE & CDI program for Oil & Chemical Tankers and RightShip for Bulk Carriers to evaluate the preparedness of the vessel for the upcoming vetting inspections

Marine/ Technical and HSQE consulting

Our company provides high-quality consulting  services, in the light of experience and competence. We offer comprehensive consultancy services for all aspects of maritime projects, including:

  • Dry dock monitoring
  • Deck maintenance and PMS monitoring and improvement
  • Technical assistance and supply of spare parts where need
  • SMS manual upgrade to new regulations and comply with Rightship standards.
  • Vessel Documentation monitoring and updated

Incident Investigation

The purpose of accident investigation is to identify the factors that led to the fatality and, when necessary, to offer actions, information, and recommendations aimed at averting such tragedies.

CEO Resume

The CEO of the company Capt. Harris Ntoumas was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1980. In 2006 he graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos as a 2nd Officer and then traveled as 2nd Officer, Chief Officer and Master Mariner on various ship types (e.g. passenger ships, high speed crafts, bulk carrier, tankers, RO-RO). He has also worked in different office positions such as Marine, Operation and HSQE dpt. He is a certified inspector from Lloyd's Maritime Institute as Flag state inspector and Statutory Surveyor as well as Internal auditor ISM/ISPS/MLC. Capt.. Harris also holds an MSc in Shipping Management from St Thomas Polytechnic of Singapore.

I comment you for your thorough work as well as for professionalism you have demonstrate during of our collaboration. Best regards,
James Helmstorn
I would like to comment you for your prompt response in the field of inspection with satisfactory achievements. I appreciate your cooperation. Best regards,
Dean Walker
With respect to your company, I’d like to express my positive comments for your good job that has yielded significant positive results. Best regards,
Inna Baldwin

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