Green port operations

We are market leaders in port operations and environmental assessment and have a proven track record of supporting our maritime clients to meet the challenges presented by climate change. 

With experience of delivering a wide range of port infrastructure and planning projects across the globe, we understand the challenges of operating efficiently, delivering growth and improving sustainability in a sensitive marine environment.


We have experience of working with individual ports and port groups, terminal operators, port authorities, trade bodies, port tenants and contractors as well as international financial institutions including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and EBRD.

The breadth of our experience means that we can draw on a wide selection of project scenarios to identify solutions that deliver. Every project is unique, however by drawing on our extensive portfolio, we are also able to share the lessons and innovations that have achieved success.

Here are some examples of our Green ports approach in action.

Understanding the future of maritime supply chains

Understanding the future of maritime supply chains

Identifying the drivers behind climate and economic change up to 2050

Providing sustainable energy to ports

Providing sustainable energy to ports

Royal HaskoningDHV was initially appointed for the preparation of a conceptual design of the Cold Ironing (shore power) system and an economic feasibility study was carried out. Following this work, we also produced the technical tender documents which were the basis for Contractors to submit their bids for the project execution. During the construction phase, Royal HaskoningDHV acted as design and site supervisor for all electrical works.

Providing shore power for Seaport IJmuiden

Providing shore power for Seaport IJmuiden

The Seaport IJmuiden required a solution to provide electricity to trawlers during their stay in the port, in order to prevent noise disturbance and vibrations, as well as to reduce emissions.

Development of cruise vessel facilities at Sir Bani Yas United Arab Emirate

Development of cruise vessel facilities at Sir Bani Yas United Arab Emirate

There has been enormous success and growth in the cruise industry in Abu Dhabi in recent years. In response to this, the facilities at Zayed Port have been developed by Abu Dhabi Ports (AD Ports), who were then seeking to develop and enhance the overall proposition for cruise businesses in Abu Dhabi.

Preparing the Port of Mombasa for a sustainable future

Preparing the Port of Mombasa for a sustainable future

The port of Mombasa is the main seaport in Kenya. It comprises Kilindini Harbour and Port Reitz on the Eastern side of the Mombasa Island, and the Old Port and Port Tudor north of Mombasa Island. In total, it has 16 deep water berths, two oil terminals and safe anchorages, and mooring buoys for sea-going ships.

Pioneering air quality improvements for major UK ports

Pioneering air quality improvements for major UK ports

In the UK, air pollution is identified as the top environmental risk to public health In the UK, air pollution is also seen as the fourth greatest threat to public health after cancer, heart disease and obesity. These findings were confirmed in the Defra Clean Air Strategy, which set out ambitious cross-industry targets to reduce emissions by 2020 and 2030.