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Belgian Maritime Incident Management
PortExpertise's Mr. Bentein performed a business analysis of maritime incident management commissioned by distinct Belgian authorities (SAR, Belgian Search and Rescue Authority and the SafeSeaNet national authority.
Feasibility study and preliminary design for Vietnam Southern Region waterwayd and transport logistics corridorproject, 2016-2017.
The Vietnamese authorities were assisted with a feasibility study and preliminary design for Vietnam Southern region waterways and transport logistics corridor project. PortExpertise's consultant, Erwin Lock, recently presented his interim report. After some additional research, Vietnam authorities will soon present the final report to the World Bank in order to get funds for developing this port project.
IT-package selection, Beira, Mozambique, 2017.
The container and multi purpose terminal requested assistance from our experts in selecting the matching Terminal Operating Systems. Together with Stow Faktor, PortExpertise defined the set up the project in order to allow an efficient package selection. This included the process re(engineering) of planning and terminal activities.
Port strategy development plan, Edo, Benin, 2017.
PortExpertise provided a pre-positioning of the region's hinterland port development plan in order to link it to the nation's national strategy. PortExpertise also identified the cargo flows, forecasted traffic flows, foresaw training facilities and drafted the layout, the project financing and the necessary IT-applications.
Training of port terminal Director, Beira, Mozambique, 2016.
PortExpertise provided the training of a port terminal manager to be located in Beira. Expert training was given during a general training program set-up by Venturn NL. PortExpertise experts contributed to on-the-job trainings related to ISPS, AEO, IT-applications (Terminal Management Systems) and terminal planning (dry bulk, break bulk).
Feasibility study and CBA for dangerous cargo terminal, Croatia, 2013-14.
PortExpertise provided technical assistance for preparing solutions, did a feasibility study with cost-benefit analysis for dangerous cargo terminal, and identified the optimal operator model.
Dry Port study, 3 Jordan ports, Jordan, 2012-13.
PortExpertise did the research for dry ports and logistics centers in Jordan. This study dealt with traffic flow analysis, demand assessment, including refeasibility studies for 3 locations (Aqaba, Amman and Mafraq) and PPP-finance options.
Pre-screening, establishment and evaluation of European subsidy projects on EU-program specs, Antwerp, 2014-17.
PortExpertise pre-screens European subsidy projects on EU-program specs: eligibility, financial plan, risk management, dissemination plan etc. It also helps to complete the applications and provides calculations and the always requested dissemination and communication plan. The EU-programs deal with mobility, innovation in marine context, such as the TEN-T program and Horizon 2020. PortExpertise experts also evaluate European subsidy applications from private companies and public authorities from all EU-member states.
Helping capacity building for prevention of marine pollution caused by ship-sourced waste, Turkey, 2015-17.
PortExpertise technically assists the capacity building for prevention of marine pollution caused by ship-sourced wastes. The project deals with ship generated waste and adequate port reception facilities, shipyards and ballast sediments and best practices for removal of anti-fouling paints, hull washing, with illegal discharges and the removal of spilled oil.
Optimization study waste heat use, Brussels-Ghent-Antwerp ports, Belgium, 2010, 2014.
PortExpertise realized an optimization study for waste heat use. Therefore, an audit, a detailed assessment, an implementation plan, as well as the implementation were part of this assignment.
Establishing waste reception facilities for inland navigation, Austria-Hungary-Croatia-Bulgaria-Romania, 2014.
PortExpertise identified the technical and managerial measures that can contribute to the minimization of ship generated waste. It evaluated the financial implications, presented an harmonized system for waste collection, and an indirect fee system for ship generated waste between the participating countries.
House style and logo development, newsletter for Euroshore, since 2014.
PortExpertise created branding and logo, defined the house style, newsletter content and review for Euroshore, an International Trade Association of port reception facility providers in Europe and beyond.
Feasibility study to improve maritime connectivity, South West Indian Ocean region, 2014-16.
PortExpertise prepared a feasibility study to improve maritime connectivity and set the conditions for the establishment of a regional feeder service in the SW Indian Ocean Region, Mauritius Indian Ocean Islands, 2014-2016.
Evaluation of future developments opportunities in Europe for Europe’s biggest dry bulk terminal EuroSilo, Ghent, 2014.
PortExpertise researched opportunities for expansion of Europe's largest dry bulk storage company EuroSilo in Eastern Europe (Romania, Bulgaria, Poland) against the background and outlook of the main European dry bulk ports.
New legislation for port authority and terminal privatization, Montenegro, 2006-08.
PortExpertise analyzed the existing legal status of the Montenegro port and handed the solution of which legal stature to choose to ensure future development.
EU-study project on alternative fuels to fight GHG in shipping, Belgium, 2013.
PortExpertise researched and delivered a detailed report on the opportunities for improving clean North Sea shipping by using greener fuels.
In view of new railway infrastructure, identifying and quantifying the exact nature of the cargo flows from Dubai port to its (international) hinterland for Dubai Port Authority, UAE, 2013-14.
PortExpertise provided the market research for the Dubai Port Authority aiming to set up a railway network for transporting cargo streams to its hinterland.
Maritime single window and ANNA, Belgian seaports, Federal and Flemish authorities, 2014 – 2016.
PortExpertise provided, within the international community of many European countries, IT-advice and project management on the account of the Belgian competent maritime authority, implementing the ANNA-programs aiming for single and electronic reporting among European member states.
Testing of new innovative techniques for soil cleaning in EU-seaports, Antwerp, Belgium, 1996.
In the framework of the LIFE-program, PortExpertise realized a R&D study and tested new innovative techniques for soil cleaning in EU-seaports.
Drafting waste management plan for inland navigation for Flanders, 2009-10.
PortExpertise drafted waste management plan for inland navigation for Flanders, consisting of draft regulations for inland shipping and ports. Its experts consulted stakeholders, set up a model for the notification and enforcement of the MARPOL 73/78 Convention and the EU-Directive 2000/59. EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency) uses today this model as the preferred model for Europe. It is an integrated IT-system where port authority, port state control and the environmental agency can verify and validate the data.
SafeSeaNet, Port Community Systems Portal, four Flemish seaports, 2006-09.
PortExpertise assisted the competent authority in the EU-Maritime Single Window compliancy implementation SafeSeaNet project for Belgium, an European project that has been rolled out in various European countries, 2014-2016, BE, BG, CY, IT, FR, GR, LT, NL, P, RO, SL, SP, SW UK, CR, D, Iceland, Malta, NW, Israel, Montenegro.
From CoRISMa to COMEX. Coordinate development activities of RIS-related infrastructure and systems to facilitate inland waterways use, 2015-2020.
PortExpertise has lead the berth-booking pilot in several European countries on the European Corisma-project, aiming to improve infrastructure on inland waterways, and has ended this test phase end 2015. But now PortExpertise participates in the sequel.
As inland shipping contributes to the greening of transport, benefits can be enhanced when RIS (River Information Systems) not only focus on infrastructure, but also on cargo, people, operations and craft. PortExpertise will assist the competent authority of Luxembourg project activities of RIS-enabled Corridor Management Execution with focus on uniform services, processes and technologies on European scale.
Assessment of port operations and process performance, Port of Conakry, Bissau, 2016-17.
PortExpertise assesses port operations and processes performance of the port of Conakry, Bissau, in the perspective of developing and modernizing the port. It maps the structure of the port, evaluates its cost structure (breakbulk and container terminal) and compares the latter with competitive ports of Dakar, Bissau and Abidjan. It also evaluates the indicators assessing Conakry port's competitivity.
Study of the Russian port sector, Moscow and main ports, Russia, 2009-10.
PortExpertise prepared a study on the operations and port development opportunities of Russian ports under EBRD finance.
Master Plan update, Guinea-Bissau, 2015-16.
PortExpertise diagnosed the actual situation of the port of Guinee-Bissau and realized a concept plan as well as the first basic documents needed to take action towards a new organization and expansion for the port. PortExpertise presented a financial model including CAPEX, tariffs, operational costs, the relevant parties' financing, revenues and returns. It proposed a restructuring plan consistinf of the new organizational structure, costs, benefits and risks of the withheld evolutive scenario.
Study of port tariffs, fees and land lease rates, Port Authority of Suriname, 2015.
PortExperise developed a financial model which is to be used by the Port Authority of Suriname as a tool to evaluate its present port tariffs, fees and land lease rates.
Defining ports waste management plan, Antwerp, Belgium, 2012.
PortExpertise prepared the waste management plan for the port of Antwerp in the frame of the EU-Directive 2000/59. It advised the port's general manager on different issues: investment promoter for especially chemical and petrochemical companies, redrafting of concession agreements; implementation of new EU-legislation on ships waste, customs, security measures in the frame of the ISPS-Code; ports of refuge; oil spill contingency plans and promotion of sustainable shipping. PortExpertise also organized training courses in “port environment” at the Antwerp port training center (APEC), dealing with ships waste, dredging, soil pollution, air quality, nature conservation and port security issues.
Study CAPEX-OPEX for oil export terminal expansion, Murmansk, Russia, 2013-14.
PortExpertise undertook a CAPEX-OPEX study for expansion of oil export terminal, Murmansk, Russia.
Environmental assessment for the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2, Vancouver, Canada, 2013.
PortExpertise and Canadian partner NSIP3 realized a federal environmental assessment for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project (Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (2012)). The project was evaluated against institutional and port related policies regarding sustainable development.
Due diligence study, Yuzny, Russia, 2012.
PortExpertise did a due diligence analysis including process management support and prospectus.
Cost modelling operations and maintenance of infrastructure projects, Saudi Arabia, 2013.
PortExpertise developed a methodology and model for cost measurement and monitoring of operations and maintenance costs for infrastructure projects in King Abdullah Port, (transport, health, education and water sectors).
Commercial and marketing audit, Hamburg-Le Havre range, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, 2013.
PortExpertise relaized commercial audits and market studies (potential, commercial activities, customs management systems, commercial distribution channels, pricing strategies, quality management, branding and communication strategies for the port areas of Hamburg-Le Havre range, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine.
Port reorganization and PPP-possibilities, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, 2012.
PortExpertise assessed Tanzania’s ports in a regional economic environment. It prepared considerations for alternative ports management structures and models as well as the financial implications of ports and logistics reforms. PortExpertise also advised on port and logistics regulatory issues, gave policy and reform recommendations when assessing PPP-possibilities for transport infrastructure development.
Chemical cluster benchmark, different ports, 2012.
PortExpertise prepared a chemical cluster benchmark study for the port areas of Houston (USA), Ludwigshafen (D), Jurong Island (SG), Rotterdam (NL), Tarragona (SP), Jubail (SA) and Rhône-Alpes (F).
Study of alternative ships’ fuels, Antwerp, Belgium, 2010.
In the framework of a European project for greener shipping, PortExpertise analyzed the use of alternative ships’ fuels, such a s LNG and the use of shore side electricity.
Infrastructure procurement, Ghent, Belgium, 2010.
PortExpertise functioned as the lead negotiator for layout and financing of port rail way infrastructure with governmental bodies.
Port engineering plan revision, Duqm, Oman, 2010.
PortExpertise did the operational revision of port engineering plan, defining technical and functional requirements for the main port of Duqm.
EU-project management TRACECA TENs corridor, Eastern Europe-Turkey, 2007-09.
TRACECA-corridor is involved in gradually developing trends of trade and economic development. Major traffic flows passing through a corridor formed on the one hand, in Western and Central Europe, and on the other - in Central and South East Asia. At present the TRACECA-countries are gradually implementing the IGC TRACECA Strategy for development of the international transport Europe-Caucasus-Asia corridor for the period up to 2015, aimed at creation of a sustainable infrastructure chain ensuring multi-modal transport with step-by-step integration of the corridor into the Trans-European Transport Networks (TENs). In this context of improving maritime links between the TRACECA and TENs-corridors, Port- Expertise did market research and projected traffic flows, did a feasibility study on the ro-ro terminal Samsun and a pre-feasibility study of the port of Filyos (both in Turkey). It also analyzed the port community systems, looked at maritime safety and security, and studied PPP-and bankable projects in Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Georgia,and Ukraine.
Certification projects, various ports, 2009-14.
PortExpertise realized certification projects for various maritime port terminals (ISO, AEO, GMP, ISPS, HACCP) and various ports various mainly European ports (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Ghent, Mesaieed).
Feasibility study for bio energy port facilities, Ghent, Belgium, 2007.
PortExperise gave feasibility advice on port facilities in the port of Ghent for new bio energy projects by Bioro-Südzucker. The Walloon Government initiated the project.
Conceptual design revision, Murmansk, Russia, 2013-14.
PortExpertise revised the conceptual design of a container/multi-purpose terminal in Murmansk. Focus was on terminal logistics, handling equipment, and mooring procedures.
Start-up operations after helping find funding for Fertigent, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2006.
PortExpertise accompanied the financial plan and setup of operations on the account of Fertigent that wanted to build a full automated liquid bulk facility to generate new business for its freshly acquired terminal in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Technical and operational port assessment, Port of Batumi, Georgia, 2006.
PortExpertise did a technical and operational assessment of the Port of Batumi for a private investor considering tendering for the acquisition of the complete port. Focus was put on terminal logistics, handling equipment and nautical aspects.
Study on dry and liquid bulk terminals, Ghent-Antwerp, Belgium, 2006-09, 2012-13.
PortExpertise advised the main Belgian ports on design and implementation of new dry and liquid bulk terminals at several instances in an evolutive process.
Environmental, safety and security audit, Liepaja port, Latvia, 2004.
PortExpertise realized an environmental, safety and security port audit system in the port of Liepaja.
CBA-analysis, Mumbai, India, 2003-04.
PortExpertise establised the International Maritime Transport Academy India in Mumbai, as a joint venture with a private Indian investor. It also developed a Cost-Benefit Analysis model.
Activity Based Costing-analysis, Panamaribo, Suriname, 2006-07.
PortExpertise provided technical assistance for the rehabilitation, upgrading and institutional strengthening of the port of Paramaribo. It presented activity based costing research, reviewed port tariffs, valuated port assets, lease agreements, the budget and accounting system.