Dry Bulk Ports and Terminals

Facilitating Business Transactions 

By combining financial, technical, and operational expertise, our team assists with the commercial decision-making process while minimizing investment risk. We provide strategic advice on market structure and trends, business planning, benchmarking, restructuring, traffic and demand modelling, transport cost analysis, tariff modelling, and developing a "go-to market" strategy for dry bulk terminals.

Planning for the Future

We work with greenfield and brownfield bulk terminals to assess the value of new technologies to boost efficiency, improve safety and maintain operational continuity at times of disruption. Our dry bulk experts leverage port operational and design experience, our in-house proprietary suite of port and intermodal terminal planning tools, referred to as Port, Rail, Intermodal Modelling Engine (PRIME), and simulation software to plan and design all required infrastructure and supporting systems.

Achieving ESG and Net Zero Targets

Our clients face a growing need to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles into enterprise risk management, business strategy, and decision-making. At WSP, we work closely with regulators, investors, developers, and operators to review, establish, and implement ESG metrics and targets at both corporate and project levels.

Maintaining Critical Assets

Whether a terminal handles bulk minerals or grain, it is essential that the facility remains competitive, and the operator has full sight of its costs and the health of its assets. Growth in trade, aging infrastructure in potentially highly corrosive environments and pressure for improved margins puts asset management top of the priority list.

Kwale Minerals Sands

Acting as EPCM Consultant for the construction of a new port infrastructure designed for mineral sands export.

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Roy Hill Iron Ore

The Roy Hill Iron Ore Project involved the delivery of a new mine and its process plant, a 344-km heavy haul railway from mine to port, and a new two-berth port facility at Port Hedland.

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An 800 meter long quay is being built in the Quarleshaven in Vlissingen

The new quay will make an important contribution to the region through the transshipment function of dry bulk goods: raw materials, organic agricultural products, but also rubble stones for the reinforcement of wind turbines at sea.
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Turning the Tide

Public sentiment has been hugely influential in our shift from fossil-fuelled power generation to clean and renewable energy sources. The question now is, how do we turn the tide on the mining sector’s “dirty” image and reveal how the mining supply chain and renewables can combine to limit global warming to at or below 2°C?

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A Solution for Exporting Grain in the Rain

A closer look at how to eliminate lost time due to rain in grain export terminals. WSP has been working on a “Safe Haven” concept, whereby the entire berth is covered, providing fully enclosed ship loading operations.

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5 Ways to Avoid a Bottleneck in Your Commodity Supply Chain

Ports are the lifeline for complex mining and oil and gas supply chains. Here are five questions to consider when shipping minerals and liquid bulk.

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