Scope of Work – Transaction Support for Concession Bids
The lifecycle of a port operating concession typically starts with a concession bid, fiercely and competitive fought over by a pre-qualified group of international terminal operators, each looking for the commercial edge to secure new business opportunities. Whilst the operators bring the commercial business model they typically engage a consultant to support them with the technical due diligence and engineering associated with their development plans, contributing thoughts and strategies to optimize capital and maintenance investments.
Client – Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Scope of work – Port and terminal masterplanning
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is the largest collection of neighbouring container terminals on the US East Coast, and the largest centre of auto and refined petroleum ports in the US. The port is unique as a bi-state port and serves one of the country’s largest consumer centres. In 2001 a Comprehensive Port Improvement Plan (CPIP) was implemented to cope with growing consumer demand.
Scope of work – Masterplanning and employer’s representative
In 1996 Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) won the concession to operate and develop the ports of Balboa and Cristobal, which stand at either end of the Panama Canal.
Neither port had been developed to any significant degree since their construction and inauguration early in the 20th century. HPH had ambitious plans to develop both terminals into state-of-the-art, world-class facilities. It commissioned Halcrow to undertake asset assessments, develop front-end engineering designs and performance specifications, and generally take on a masterplanning role.
The transport arteries for road traffic to the ports of Buenos Aires run alongside the historic waterfront and inner basins of Puerto Madero. The limited capacity and frequent interruptions of traffic-light-controlled interchanges, coupled with heavy peak-hour commuter and port-related traffic, contribute significantly to the congestion of the city and slow travel to and from the port terminals.
Julian Johanson-Brown is a world renown containerized port expert. He won and led many of the largest containerized port projects around the world, living in Panama for several years. He is a speaker at many international industry events, and has deftly cultivated and managed relationships across the global port and container terminal market place.