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About us

POMS is a well established, highly skilled Port and Maritime consultancy based in Melbourne Australia.


Our expertise comes from 43 years of practical hands-on experience at the coal face and that is exactly how we provide services to you - we work with you at the coal face to achieve the results that you are after.

CHRIS NOON.  Owner and Director

Leading the team is Chris Noon. Chris is a qualified Class 1 Master Mariner with over 43 years experience in the Maritime Industry. His career has spanned fourteen years at sea as a Deck Officer and Master for European ship operators.

Chris is a member of the Australasian Institute of Marine Surveyors (AIMS) and has had a range of shore based roles including Marine Surveying, Cargo Surveying, Container terminal operations management, RoRo vessel operations management and land side logistics services

All work is conducted under "Our Standard Terms and Conditions of Trading", which is available on request or can be downloaded below

Chris' professional resume can be downloaded below


I have known Chris Noon since the early 1990s and have contracted/worked with him on several projects over the years. Chris is a dedicated and highly proficient maritime consultant. He brings a wealth of practical experience as a shipmaster to his work, is always insightful and analytical in his approach. He delivers on time and on cost. His expertise in shipping, navigation and on port operations is outstanding. I highly recommend Chris.


Sandy Galbraith - Managing Director at Maritime Trade Intelligence Pty Ltd

Chris is one of the top professionals in his field and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services.

Kevin Moore - General Manager, Commercial & Trade at Tasports

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