A major investment group in Bangladesh awarded an assignment to African Waterways to provide advisory services for a desk study for the development of a dedicated coal logistic chain and transport related infrastructure (inland ports, a floating unloading system in deep sea, inland river navigation system etc.).
With increasing cargo volumes, the need for a deep sea port in Bangladesh is becoming more urgent and therefore the Government of Bangladesh wished to revive the Sonadia Deep Sea Port project. In 2006-2009 a masterplan was developed for this greenfield port. PCR was asked to review the masterplan and draft recommendations on actions to be taken to start the project of Sonadia Deep Sea Port development.
Samsun Logistics Centre wanted to provide storage and logistics facilities in the Samsun region in Turkey (Black Sea). For this project a basis was made and PCR updated and transformed this into a feasibility study. This study includes financial and economic cost benefit analysis according to EU guidelines and the completion of the major project application form for IPA (Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance) funding.
At present import and export containerised cargo flows to and from the Ankara region are routed to the south to the port of Mersin and to the west to the ports and terminals in the Marmara Sea and to to the port of Izmir. The use of these ports results in long land transport routes and contribute to road congestion and adverse environmental effects. For the potential containerised cargo flows between Central Anatolia…