Operational port planning
Black Quay is one of the world’s leading operational port planning consultancies and the services we provide in this highly specialised discipline vary widely. They range from the development of existing terminal optimization strategies to complete terminal operational system designs for brand new terminals.
As a particularly rare skill, we provide operational analysis and planning across all port types including container, automotive, bulk of all descriptions as well as cruise and ferry operations. This has seen us provide plans and designs for some of the world’s largest port and terminal projects.
We are experts in the planning, design and specification of high-tech terminal system upgrades including partial and full automation. As part of this, we build and maintain our own terminal operational models, as well as use the most advanced real-time simulation platforms.
Our knowledge of cutting edge equipment trends on the wharf, in the yard and at the gate means that we can provide our clients with direct access to world’s best practice initiatives, helping them to drive down operating costs and drive up profits whilst eliminating operating and safety risks.
Our work also extends into the water, delivering vessel interaction and navigation analysis, mooring and berthing studies, as well as beyond the port gate, through the provision of rail intermodal analysis and planning. Along with providing these services to terminal operators, we deliver port authorities and construction contractors ways to keep ports running whilst major works are undertaken in busy port environments.
Black Quay also offer advice on terminal operational costs including energy use analysis, and energy optimization strategy.