From providing vital pathways for the effective operation of world trade to accommodating offshore installations, the maritime industry plays an important role in economic success and is increasingly contributing to sustainable energy solutions.
The drive to improve performance, energy efficiency, environmental standards and safety are ever present within the sector. Constraints over costs and timings add to the challenge.
To innovate, succeed and push forward the boundaries in this environment requires maritime consultants with the expert knowledge of marine structures and conditions operations, a genuinely multi-disciplinary approach, and a desire to embrace digital solutions and smarter ways of thinking.

Container Terminals
Automating and optimising container terminals can create a safer working environment, deliver more predictable operations, and reduce costs. Whether you need to improve terminals that are currently operational, or design and build a brand-new site, our experts will help you get the most out of your project.

Cruise terminals
At Royal HaskoningDHV, we have an extensive history of port design and this gives us unrivalled experience in the design and development of complete cruise terminal projects.

Defence facilities
Royal HaskoningDHV provides all expertise in-house and assists clients to find solutions throughout every stage of their project. We have extensive experience and are world leaders in planning, designing, engineering and constructing a wide-range of naval base and defence facilities across the globe.

Dry Bulk Terminals
Royal HaskoningDHV has extensive experience in the dry bulk sector. Our world class bulk terminal design solutions add value to projects, sponsored by large and small mining companies alike. Our experts have developed state-of-the-art mega-terminals for direct mooring of the largest bulk vessels while minimising time in port. Equally, our experts value and provide high flexibility in the design so that the growth of the terminal can be adapted to probable market changes.

Dry ports and logistics facilities
The need to move goods is growing, which demands integrated transport solutions that are cleaner, safer, more efficient. Royal HaskoningDHV is highly experienced in the planning, design and supervision of large dry ports and/or free zone developments. These are often located near major ports, airports, and national borders, to offer geographic advantages for trade.

Inland waterways transport
Inland Water Transport (IWT) of cargo and passengers plays a significant role in a country’s economy. IWT is essential to connect cities, regions, and countries by water, and supply agricultural and industrial activities to process and produce semi-finished and finished products

Liquefied Natural Gas Terminals (LNG)
At Royal HaskoningDHV, we have developed core expertise in engineering the maritime features unique to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals. This builds on our extensive knowledge of maritime engineering for other types of terminals and utilises our experience of risk identification studies, environmental and social impact assessments, as well as health and safety requirements.

Liquid Bulk and Chemical Terminals
“Leaders in planning and designing marine terminals to enable safe, reliable, cost effective tranport for the energy of today and enable the transition to the energy of tomorrow.”

Marinas and waterfront development
More than 60% of the world’s population lives in coastal areas, and living and working at the waterside is only becoming more popular. As they grow, these densely populated communities will need more infrastructure. And as climate change causes coastal hazards to increase, they need to build resilience, too.

Marine Pipelines
We have detailed knowledge of the whole spectrum of issues within the specialist field of intakes, outfalls and marine pipelines, from the planning and consenting process to determining the hydrodynamic climate, outline and detailed engineering and construction supervision.

Offshore marine supply bases
Royal HaskoningDHV’s multidisciplinary teams have been planning, designing and supporting the implementation of offshore marine supply bases for several decades. Offshore Marine Supply Bases are specialised, dedicated general cargo ports which provide vital support to offshore oil and gas exploration and production activities.

Roll off RoRo and ferry terminals
Royal HaskoningDHV has extensive knowledge and technical and operational expertise in the design of RoRo and ferry terminals. Our skills in these areas are recognised worldwide.

Shipyards commercial
At Royal HaskoningDHV, we have more than 70 years’ experience of planning, engineering and procuring successful shipyards across the globe and offer a unique and comprehensive service to our clients that has made us world leaders in the maritime sector.