Port operations, infrastructure and procurement

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PortExpertise is an international port consultant for all types of port and cargo terminals, designing and delivering technology and operational efficiency projects. PortExpertise specialists assist in a neutral way in your selection process of the needed fixed asset.

Fields of expertise

Port authority strategy • Concession • Stevedoring infrastructure • Tender procedures
Drafting, structuring & negotiation and SLAs (public/private) • Security advice • Insurance cover review & advice • Insurance claims • Drafting of stowage plans • Cargo superintendance • Definition of KPI’s
Vessel services, chartering, management • Contracts for warehousing, storage, supply • Logistic joint ventures and tenders • Price structuring & review mechanisms • Rail service arrangements • Subcontractor arrangements • Best practice contracting standards

Other cases in this field of expertise

Infrastructure analysis for port of Yanbu

A detailed first infrastructure analysis of port of Yanbu expansion on dry port storage facilities. Activities performed included, infrastructure volume scenario, connection to/from hinterland area analysis, integration into international supply chains analysis on-site client workshop on-site.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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