Dry Bulk Terminals

The integral role dry bulk terminals play in pit-to-port logistics chains and agricultural transportation means they need careful planning, design, and optimisation. Your terminal needs the capacity and efficiency to keep supply chains moving, the resilience to face the changing climate, and the flexibility to adapt to market changes.
Dry bulk terminals

Dry bulk terminal planning, design, and engineering

From minerals to grain and fertiliser, handling goods safely and efficiently is vital to dry bulk terminals. And whether you operate a coal terminal, a grain terminal, or anything in between, optimising operations, mitigating global supply chain disruption, and implementing sustainable practices can be the difference between surviving and thriving.

At Royal HaskoningDHV, we use our extensive experience in the dry bulk sector and world-class bulk terminal design capabilities to add value to every project we’re part of.

From state-of-the-art mega-terminals so the largest bulk vessels can minimise time in port, to cost-effective enhancements to smaller ports, we focus on your own unique goals. Importantly, we deliver flexible designs to support growth and adaptation to changing shipping requirements.

Investigating transshipping requires careful analysis of various factors, including costs, risks, transportation modes, operational requirements, and environmental and social impacts. By thoroughly evaluating these factors and developing a comprehensive plan, we can help you determine whether transshipment is a suitable logistics option for your supply chain operations.

Our dry bulk terminal development capabilities

Our dedicated dry bulk terminal consultants will find the right solutions and support for your business needs. We have deep experience in marine transport, receiving bulk cargo by barge, train, or truck, port storage, stacking, reclaiming and conveyor systems to load or unload ships. 

We offer a complete range of services including:

  • Dry bulk terminal planning
  • Dry bulk terminal design and engineering
  • Dry bulk terminal construction supervision
  • Site selection
  • Site preparation
  • Feasibility studies
  • Due diligence studies
  • Logistics studies
  • Master planning studies
  • Tender management
Eric Smit - Maritime Business development Director


Maritime Business development Director

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Maritime challenges

To create future-proof maritime facilities that will continue to thrive for decades to come, you need a combined digital, sustainable, and climate resilient strategy.

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Our offerings

The drive to improve performance, energy efficiency, environmental standards and safety are ever present. Constraints over costs and timings add to the challenge. Find out how we can support with the challenges you are facing.

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Sectors we support

We are global maritime consultants specialised in the planning and design of marine facilities, ports and terminals, and shipyards. 

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