Port Consultants Rotterdam has extensive experience with the development of port masterplans as can be noticed from PCR’s port masterplan project references. Besides developing port masterplans from scratch (greenfield port developments), PCR also updates and reviews existing port masterplans (for example the update of the Rijeka port masterplan or the review of Sonadia Deep Sea Port).
Port masterplan methodology
A port masterplan describes the long term development of a port complex. The time horizon of a port masterplan project is at least two decades. Because of this long term perspective, robustness is the most essential design requirement. The masterplan should be based on the most likely future as forecasted in trade and traffic projections. However it should also be able to meet the yet unforeseen challenges in the coming decades. For that reason PCR advocates a design concept that optimizes the robustness of the port masterplan by maximizing the flexibility of phased development.
The PCR project approach for port masterplans can be characterized as port development from an exploitation point of view. Financial and economic feasibility are at the core of the masterplanning process. As a consequence PCR developed an interactive design cycle that enables a direct feed-back from a business case financial model to the masterplan design. A port masterplan study typically covers the following fields:
- Based on a commercial strategy a number of development options for all maritime and industrial activities in the port will be drawn up and evaluated. An optimum development scenario will be selected.
- This scenario will be translated into a phased and flexible design.
- A financial and economic analysis, including tariff analysis, will evaluate the feasibility of the port masterplan.
- An implementation plan describes the development and may contain recommendations on the institutional development of the port management.
The execution of a port masterplan study asks for a broad expertise in all fields of port development, exploitation and operation. PCR can provide the overview in these fields based on a vast practical experience in designing and implementing masterplans. To complement the in-house expertise PCR co-operates with specialized firms experienced in all relevant fields.
If you want to know more about what PCR can mean for your port or terminal or if you have any other enquiries, please contact us!
Projects related to port masterplanning:
- Port Notel preliminary design – Nigeria
- Greenfield Port Development – West Africa
- Port masterplan logistic terminal port of Belize
- Modjo dry port Development – Ethiopia
- Review masterplan Sonadia deep sea port – Bangladesh
- Port terminal master plan – Las Flores, Colombia
- Logistic masterplan Maasvlakte 2, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Scoping study Masterplan Beira 2035 – Beira, Mozambique
- Port Masterplan Study – Port of Barranquilla, Colombia
- Site selection LNG plant – Daru Island, Papua New Guinea
- Masterplan and management of container jetty – Port of Coronel, Chile
- Masterplan greenfield Port development – Barnabé-Bagres, Santos, Brazil
- Port development El Sokhna – Egypt
- Logistic park development Maasvlakte 2 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Masterplan for phased development – Port of Kuantan, Malaysia
- Update port masterplan – Rijeka, Croatia
- Commercial strategy Port of Cochin – India
- Masterplan Port West – Gujarat, India
- Masterplan industrial development Maasvlakte 2 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Port Business Plan Paradeep – Odisha, India
- Masterplan Container-hub – Maldives
- Design of masterplan expansion Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Pre-accession project – Izmir, Turkey
- Negotiating port management contract – Port of Sohar, Oman