Green port consultancy services

A guiding hand to help shape sustainable ports of the future
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Green port operations

Around the world, ports are under increasing pressure to become more sustainable. International targets for maritime decarbonisation, regulations, and social pressure are driving port authorities and operators to make their facilities greener. And with an increasing number of companies, stakeholders, and investment funds looking for proof of sustainable practices, the time to embed smart and green solutions at your port’s core is now.

At Royal HaskoningDHV, we understand the challenges of operating efficiently, delivering growth, and improving sustainability in a sensitive marine environment. 

We have experience of working on projects across the globe with individual ports and port groups, terminal operators, port authorities, trade bodies, port tenants, and contractors. We also work with international financial institutions including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

This experience means that we can apply industry best practice and identify solutions that deliver. Every project is unique, so our specialists use a combination of local knowledge and global expertise to help you identify solutions that best meet your sustainability challenges and goals.

With experts in maritime design and engineering, port master planning, shore power, climate resilience, environmental impacts, alternative energy and fuels, and maritime economics, we can offer a tailored blend of maritime-specific technical, environmental, and financial advice.

And with each of these specialisms integrated as part of our Green Ports team, you can be sure that the solutions we deliver are challenged from all angles, robust, and future-ready.

Enhance your port’s sustainability with our world-leading experts

Local knowledge with global influence
Our robust approach to understanding the local context, combined with our global resources and experience in the international maritime market, means we can tailor suitable, best practice solutions to your business. Our approach also incorporates digital innovations and solutions to ensure your port can overcome today’s challenges, and those the future may bring.
Sustainable solutions that protect business continuity
We understand that sustainability solutions often need to be developed alongside existing operations. Decades of maritime experience and operational expertise means that we understand how vital business continuity is to sustainable growth, and we have a strong record of providing solutions that minimise disruption. 
Supporting decarbonisation in an evolving landscape
We’ll work closely with you to ensure projects enhance environmental and social practices. And helping clients decarbonise is one of our core services – supporting the urgent transition to Net Zero. We provide guidance within a rapidly changing regulatory landscape, ensuring outcomes are compliant and giving you confidence in the process

Our green port services include:

Sarah Barcroft - Green Ports Consultant


Green Ports Consultant

Leading sustainability in ports, terminals, and shipyards

With tightening regulations, long asset horizons, and increasing scrutiny from clients and stakeholders, you need the investments you make today to have a positive impact in the future. And sustainability is not just about the environment; your maritime facility needs strategies for social, economic and governance impacts, too.

Port sustainability, port decarbonisation