ADVANCED STRATEGIC PORT PLANNING
Strategic port planning, quite distinct from operational planning, is a highly specialized skill set that often decides the future of a port’s entire philosophy or masterplan, delving into the reasoning behind the need for a new port or for significant upgrade to existing ports. The drivers for change are investigated, determined and examined, such as increased trade outlooks or shifts in consumerism and manufacturing.
As one of few consultancies to offer genuine strategic port planning services, Black Quay have been involved in complex and often sensitive strategic planning studies for governments and port authorities around the world, and we have become trusted advisors to many.
Our work has included globally focused as well as localized supply chain mapping across the entire system. We provide detailed freight and passenger trade analysis and are experts in the development of long-term thinking around trade pattern shifts, and philosophy on how ports will need to integrate and operate in the future if they are to keep up with an ever-changing world. We also provide advanced fleet forecasting, both near-term and long-term and analyse what this really means for trade routes and the ports that they serve.
The consequences of poor strategic port planning can be long lasting and can negatively affect how a country positions itself for international trade. Black Quay has developed a reputation for rectifying historic issues at ports and for introducing innovative port masterplans that safeguard them against trade and fleet fluctuations in the future.