Terminal Design in a Nutshell

Terminal development projects are strategically important. You face many decisions from conceptual planning and initial ideas to creating first design. We’ll help you answer key questions such as:

  • What kind of concept should we implement (lay-out and type of equipment)?
  • How much equipment is required to meet the future performance targets? 
  • What would be the capacity of your terminal?

Our approach

1. Objectives and design criteria
Our design approach sets the objectives for the terminal - such as throughput volume, berth productivity and truck turn time.
2. Capacity analysis
Balancing storage versus handling capacity of all components in the terminal equation.
3. Design of system alternatives
Development of layout configurations for the system alternatives under consideration.
4. Assessment of system alternatives
Assessment of most promising alternatives that meet the required terminal performance levels and beyond (i.e. equipment, operational procedures, TOS functionalities etc.)
5. Financial analysis
Cost comparisons of running your operation (i.e. OPEX on labour, energy and maintenance) against the investments (i.e. CAPEX on equipment and IT).
6. Final recommendations

Our Track Record

  • Carried out over 500 terminal design projects within the last 10 years.
  • From 150,000 TEU intermodal terminals to 10M TEU fully automated terminals.
  • Bulk/break bulk and container terminals, greenfield sites, conversions and expansions.
  • All available equipments such as AGVs, straddle carriers, RTGs, trucks, mobile harbour cranes, (un)loaders, routing systems and many more.
  • Servicing 9 out of 10 global operators.
  • Our team consists of 135 professionals from 3 offices.
  • Servicing clients in over 65 countries.

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