We successfully take projects from the planning phase through design, construction, and implementation phases. This includes the regulatory process and conceptual and feasibility analysis at the early stages of a project’s life cycle. Our clients rely on us for new construction projects and maintenance of their existing facilities.
A key consideration for any marine terminal project is minimizing impacts on operations. GEI’s familiarity with a wide range of marine terminal operations and vessel operations can help with successfully planning and phasing construction work to avoid or minimize impacts.
Container terminals present a unique set of challenges for waterside construction due to high loads for crane operations, intensive landside operations, and deep water requirements. GEI is familiar with these challenges and can help clients to develop cost effective approaches for design and maintenance.View project experience
Cruise terminals are a very different type of marine terminals than cargo terminals. Passenger queuing and transfer meeting ADA requirements through the tide range need to be incorporated. Cruise ship fendering needs to minimize impacts on ship hull and coatings and allow easy passenger transfer and provisioning. Terminals need to be planned to meet short turnaround requirements and tight cruise ship schedules.View project experience
Safety is critical to oil terminals throughout every stage of the process. GEI works with our clients to help meet these stringent requirements. We understand the impacts of the large vessel freeboard range during cargo transfer and are familiar with industry guidelines including Oil Company International Marine Forum (OCIMF) recommendations for vessel mooring. We offer support and original thinking to terminal operators seeking to maintain or improve their facilities including above and underwater structural assessments, development of maintenance plans, mooring analysis and design, and design of dock structures.View project experience
Bulk Cargo Terminals
Bulk cargo terminals need to include storage and often have large piles of dry cargo such as salt or coal with very high loads on shoreline bulkheads. GEI has a wide range of waterfront and geotechnical expertise allowing economic design and assessment of these important structures. These terminals often serve many different needs and a flexible approach for planning is vital to their success.View project experience