Point conception
Consulting

We offer expert consultancy to the maritime industry and market entrants.

Point conception
Consulting

We offer expert consultancy to the maritime industry and market entrants.

Point conception
Consulting

We offer expert consultancy to the maritime industry and market entrants.

Point Conception

Point Conception

Point Conception is a navigation landmark marking the north-western entry from the North Pacific into the Santa Barbara Channel through to the port of Los Angeles. Point Conception is also a famous surfing spot.

RESPONSIBILITY

RESPONSIBILITY

We take on the responsibility to future generations that we as a company see as part of global development. For example, we donate part of our annual revenue to sustainable projects and include our employees in these.

No Cure – No Pay

No Cure - No Pay

The saying “No Cure - No Pay” comes from shipping and means that a customer is only obliged to pay if the undertaking is successful. We also offer our consultancy to start-up companies in line with this principle. Particularly when they are first founded, these companies often have low levels of capitalisation.

Permanent solutions

Permanent solutions

From the selection of office furniture to the negotiation of articles of incorporation and the planning of cash flows, to process audits in head offices and on board cargo ships, we offer advice and support that saves your resources throughout the process of implementing your project.

QUALITY

interested

Transparency

Transparency

Unlike many large consulting firms, we make no secret of the basis of our work and the tools we use, but rather guarantee full transparency in our methods.

RELIABLE

enthusiastic

professional

innovative

empathic

CONFIDENT

curious

lateral thinking

authentic

INDEPENDENT

SERVICE
PORTFOLIO

Audits & Inspection Services

Point Conception offers audit and inspection services for the maritime industry at premium standards.
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EU-MRV and IMO-DCS consulting

Point Conception Consulting provides consulting services to ensure an effective implementation of EU-MRV and IMO-DCS regulations for shipping companies, including:
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Customized workshops and seminars

Our service portfolio includes planning and conduction of tailor made seminars and workshops around the topics maritime transport, leadership and intercultural communication.
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Consulting for market entry

Point Conception Consulting provides support for market entry of existing or Start-Up companies to the maritime industry.
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CURRENT
PROJECTS

Founding of the company and project management

The project involves the provision of holistic support to the customer in the development of a new company in Manila, the Philippines.
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Organisational development and quality management audits

Point Conception was contracted by a Hamburg shipping company with the implementation of quality management audits in the head office, on board their fleet deployed around the world and of selected suppliers, such as Crew Manager.
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Administration and development of an international B2B network

The Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) is an international B2B network in which container ship managers and companies exchange their thoughts on best practices and continuous improvements in safety in container shipping outside of a competitive environment. The members who meet there represent more than 40% of the globally available maritime container transport capacity (TEU).
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Efficient support for the monitoring of environmental protection standards

Through this service, Point Conception is supporting a shipping company with the fulfilment of specific customer requirements regarding the monitoring and implementation of environmental protection regulations beyond the regulatory requirements.
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Road trip for tech start-ups in Africa

Shortly after it was founded, Point Conception took part in a project carried out by the NGO “AMPION” in southern Africa, and supported African entrepreneurs with the development of their start-up projects on site.
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The
Founders

Despite the intersections of their professional careers, the two heads behind Point Conception Consulting bring entirely different skills to the table, and this is also reflected in the core areas of the consultancy.

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Claas-Heye focuses on organisational development and process optimisation. His study of business psychology, during which he specialised in intercultural and sustainable management, and an additional qualification as a Lead Auditor are of significant benefit to him in this. As part of his award-winning diploma thesis, Claas-Heye also developed the concept for one of the most well-known training facilities for seafarers in the Philippines.

Marc specialises in analysing business models and improving on these and optimising revenue. His experience as a managing director and his study of business administration, as well as a course of further study on finance at the Harvard Business School in Boston (USA) are of great help to him when working on projects.

MARC G.
SCHMIDT

Marc Schmidt is one of the two founders of Point Conception Consulting. Previously, he was the Managing Director of a large shipping company’s business unit in Hamburg, and as such was responsible for the sea personnel division.

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Marc also has experience as the Head of Department responsible for ship safety and quality assurance, and also as a Quality Manager and Auditor. In addition to his professional activity, Marc has also completed a distance learning course at Middlesex University London (UK) and graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA). The basis for his professional career was his training as a ship mechanic and nautical officer. He completed his almost ten years of seafaring by obtaining his ship master’s certificate.

CLAAS-HEYE
DIEKMANN

Claas-Heye Diekmann is one of the two founders of Point Conception Consulting. Previously, he managed the Department of ship safety and quality assurance for a large shipping company based in Hamburg.

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Claas-Heye also has experience as a Quality Manager and Auditor. His professional career is based on training to become a ship’s mechanic and subsequent university study to obtain a Diploma in Industrial Engineering for Marine Transport. Claas-Heye ended his career at sea as a Chief Officer in order to study business psychology at the University of Bremen. He specialised in intercultural and sustainable management.

NEWS &
EVENTS

Participation as mentors at Start-Up Accelerator programme PortXL

28 March 2018 posted by PCCG Point Conception Consulting GmbH

Two very exciting days with inspiring people and exciting business ideas!
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Point Conception contracted by Fraunhofer CML to support software innovation

28 March 2018 posted by PCCG Point Conception Consulting GmbH

We are glad to share that Point Conception was contracted by Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services.
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Contact

Contact

Let’s get in touch: interested in our services or general questions? We are looking forward to hearing from you!