“Our understanding of the challenges of geopolitics, shipping market dynamics, technology, decarbonisation and climate resilience guides the delivery of environmental, technical and economical solutions to our dry bulk clients”.
Ryan Hare, Technical Director - Maritime Engineering, WSP in the UK
Dry bulk ports and terminals play a vital role in the global economy, facilitating approximately 50% of all seaborne trade on a global scale. These facilities, dedicated or multi-purpose, handle a range of dry bulk commodities such as bulk minerals, agribulks, fertilizers and biomass, and play an essential role in logistical supply chains.
The long-term trade outlook for dry bulk commodities is positive, with bulk minerals supplying the large-scale energy transition and agribulk and fertilizer products feeding the ever-increasing global population.
Whilst our experts appreciate that the productivity and efficiency of bulk terminals is determined by the infrastructure, handling equipment and operational processes; we understand the intricate details relating to cargo characteristics and supply chain challenges that each of our client’s face.
Combining our ports and maritime expertise with our diverse in-house experience in market forecasting, mine resourcing and mineral processing, industrial developments, and energy generation, we are facing the challenges across the dry bulk sector head on.