Ports are busy, dynamic transportation hubs that are constantly adapting to meet the demands of global trade. We depend on ports to increase international trade, strengthen local and national economies, provide higher paying jobs, and increase our standards of living.
Transportation, including ports, maritime and intermodal assets, has always been a key cornerstone of Parsons Brinckerhoff’s work. The firm has engineered hundreds of maritime projects, beginning with our founder's work on the Panama Canal in the early 1900s, and continuing today through some of the largest ongoing port master planning, modernization and development programs in the world.
Parsons Brinckerhoff provides a broad range of services to clients in the ports and intermodal market to respond to issues that port authorities, terminal operators, railroads, and other public and private clients face on a daily basis, through the performance of:
- Trade forecasting
- Feasibility studies
- Due diligence, strategic and master planning
- Terminal and facility planning
- Maritime and intermodal facility design & engineering
- Project and program management
- Dredging and dredged material management
- Coastal and waterway engineering
- Construction management
- Security assessment and enhancement services
Our team includes a range of professionals with expertise in areas such as coastal engineering; piers, jetties and seawalls; container, auto, bulk and general cargo terminals; hydrology, hydraulic and sedimentation analyses; wind/wave analyses; breakwaters; vessel navigation; and terminal operations. Applying our specialized expertise, Parsons Brinckerhoff is ready to help clients to plan, design and manage the construction of ports and maritime projects around the globe.