Ports & Waterways

TERA's extensive project experience in maritime transportation includes such United States ports as Detroit, Saginaw, Gladstone, Little Bay de Noc, Benton Harbor/St. Joseph, Ludington, Frankfort, and Muskegon in Michigan; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Los Angeles, California; Tampa, Florida; Buffalo, New York; Port Reading, New Jersey; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Baltimore, Maryland. International port facility projects include the ports of Sovetskaya Gavan and Vanino, Russia; Muuga and Tallinn, Estonia; Ventspils, Liepaja, and Riga, Latvia; Klaipeda, Lithuania; Gdansk, Gdynia, Swinoujscie and Szczecin, Poland; Bourgas and Varna, Bulgaria; Constanta, Romania; Durres and Vlore, Albania; Samsun, Turkey; Baku, Azerbaijan; Poti, Georgia; Colombo and Galle, Sri Lanka, and Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan.

TERA's project experience includes a wide spectrum of commodities ranging from liquid bulk (crude oil, petroleum products, LNG, liquid chemicals and edible oils) and dry bulk cargoes (coal, grains, fertilizers, and ores) to break-bulk, general, and containerized commodities. Projects from one month to two years in duration, covered short term very narrowly defined problems to very broad technical scope definitions involving continuous analyses of alternative development strategies within a regional or national setting.

TERA's services include marine systems simulation modeling, financial and technical feasibility analysis, rate and market hinterland assessment, economic and operational evaluation, strategic planning and public-private partnership considerations, coastal land use and planning, trade and traffic forecasting, and organization and management reviews.