Shipping is a lynchpin of the global economy. With the rise in containerized shipping, one of the most important innovations of 20th-century logistics, comes the need for investment in infrastructure and security improvements, as well as the construction of entirely new ports.

Louis Berger’s ports and waterways practice provides deep knowledge and global experience to help our clients meet the needs of international trade and the maritime industry. The firm’s professionals are skilled in planning and designing waterfront and marine facilities that are constructed on-time and within budget.

Louis Berger’s highly-qualified teams develop a project from the initial stages of planning, feasibility analysis and conceptual design through the later phases of development, construction management, operations, equipment selection and procurement.

Specialized expertise:

  • barge facilities
  • cargo terminals
  • ferry terminals
  • marine structures
  • military facilities
  • piers and wharves

Featured capabilities:

  • administration and management systems
  • construction management and support
  • economic analysis and feasibility studies
  • master planning
  • port privatization
  • site development