Port Management in Norfolk, VA
Your port’s success and economic growth depends on efficient and safe practices. Reaching your maximum potential requires a comprehensive evaluation of your current operations. Our experienced team is comprised of past senior industry directors and port marine managers with up-to-the-minute knowledge of best practices in the ports industry. Our team’s experience in port development extends from concept through preliminary design, construction, and contract supervision.
This complete understanding of the industry allows us to perform a thorough assessment of your port’s capacity and utilization. We assess such criteria as hours of operation, storage yard area, storage types, cargo types, and the length and draft of berths. To this we add information on your equipment handling capabilities, the capacity of your yard storage, and a variety of other terminal components, allowing us to provide a detailed assessment of your port’s capacity.
Port management areas to assess may include:
Metocean climates, including wind, wave, and current conditions
Improvements to the operation of the yard in order to increase throughput capacity
Navigational aspects and wet infrastructure to optimise berth utilisation
Optimisation of the port layout in order to improve traffic flow and increase storage capacity
Detailed mooring and berthing analysis, allowing for the optimisation of mooring patterns and fendering
Berth assessment to determine suitability for particular ships
Assessment of passing vessel effects to provide suggestions for speed limitationsand minimum distances of separation
Vessel manoeuvring studies that include turning basin and approach channel design
Risk analysis to determine the frequency and impact of collisions, allisions, groundings, anchors striking subsea cables and pipelines, and more
Given the unique variables of each port, our confidential assessments are tailored to meet your particular requirements. Present and future vessel traffic flows can be modeled to predict cargo throughput, port capacity, and berth performance.
Once this assessment has been made by our specialist team, with support from a team of subject matter experts, we can identify options for increasing port utilisation and efficiency. Proposed modifications can also be modelled to reveal the effects of channel widening, new berths, implementation of navigation rules, and more. Determining the most appropriate port improvements and optimisations will provide the framework for a design that allows port infrastructure to operate at peak performance. This, in turn, will allow for improved net revenue returns.
Assessments can be provided promptly for your port in Norfolk, VA, even with short notice. Implementation programs for all recommendations can also be provided, ensuring successful application.