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Naval Architects & Marine Engineers

Marine and Cargo Surveyors



Consulting and expert advice through research and experience in all types of marine related matters



Like a lot of success stories, Picolo & Associados, Ltda. started out small, as a one man operation, in a time where reports had to be done using typewriters, photographs were still being developed and printed on photographic paper and many of the appointments from overseas were still coming in through telex and a fax machine.


A lot has changed since those days and through hard work and dedication, P&A has become a leading independent Marine and Offshore Technical Consulting firm. Still to this day, many late nights and early mornings are spent in order to serve our client’s needs.

Picolo & Associados, Ltda. is now a second-generation firm, with over 35 years of experience, with headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and with satellite offices all along the Brazilian coast.


Sure, times have changed, our hairs are a little grayer, and some new faces onboard, but the core principles on which the company was founded - honesty, integrity, respect, dedication – have proved to stand the test of time.


Our vision is to be the world's leading experts and provider of technical services in the Marine and Offshore industries.


​Our mission is for continued growth and success through higher learning and education.



With offices strategically located all along the Brazilian coast as well as a satellite office in Miami, Florida, our network of surveyors, engineers, technical specialists and support staff are committed to helping our clients achieve success.





Possibly the most important of core values for Picolo & Associados, Ltda. Honesty is defined as a facet of moral character that connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness and straightforwardness.  With a global client base, we feel it is important for our clients to know that they can count on us no matter the situation and that sincerity, impartiality and adherence to the facts are attributes that they can depend on. 



Time is money, and with around the clock service, we are just a phone call (or an e-mail) away! We believe that reliability (or dependability) is critical to our success. 



In everything we do, we believe that being passionate is essential to bringing together all the other attributes that make our firm great. We believe that taking responsability and ownership of a particular case or project is crucial to success.  


As Engineers and Surveyors we have a commitment not only to our clients but also to the safety of others and the environment, thus protecting our clients interests. 



Our commitment to quality through continuous improvement, innovation and strong leadership has made Picolo & Associados, Ltda. a leading Marine and Cargo Surveyor company recognized worldwide. We believe in delivering our very best  while holding ourselves accountable for results.



As part of P&A culture, and along with the code of ethics and posture we assume, we also promote internally and externally the basic principle of respect. The old saying "Do to others as you would have them do to you" should be a constant reminder to us all. We believe that mutual respect will help reduce workplace stress, conflict and problems and Increase productivity, knowledge and understanding. 





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Our vision is to be the world's leading experts and provider of technical services in the Marine and Offshore Industry.




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Our goal is to provide our clients with the best possible service, with the highest-quality and with the realiability they expect.




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Our mission is to build continued growth and success through strong partnerships with our clients and cultivate an environment of honesty, and mutual respect .