Ports and marine

Ports faciliate more than 80% of global trade, but are increasingly vulnerable to climate change, supply change disruptions and degrading environments. These complex challenges require sophisticated solutions that foster growth in balance with nature

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Commercial Success in demanding environments

World ports and marines need to be commercially successful, create positive synergies amongst local stakeholders, and manage their impact on the environment responsibly.

Ramboll’s ports and marine experts work at the forefront of the maritime sector on a broad range of projects in some of the world’s most demanding environments. We are sensitive to the commercial pressure our clients face, and we create safe and innovative solutions that mitigate risk while meeting budget constraints.

: 35 countries

We have completed major projects in more than 35 countries, including across the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

Sustainability underpins everything we do


We provide expertise in maintaining a healthy marine environment including shoreline management, coastal defence, marine ecology and flood protection. Our understanding of complex port and marine requirements enables us to deliver projects of varying sizes and complexities anywhere in the world.

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Explore our related services

  • Engineering and design

    Creating a more sustainable future through engineering and design excellence for our clients.

  • Environmental and Nature-Based Services

    Our multidisciplinary platform of environmental services helps clients address environmental impacts of some of the toughest global problems: urbanisation, climate change, water management, and resource scarcity.

  • Operations and Asset Management

    Creating value for asset owners and operators by maximising performance, extending lifetime, and lowering operational costs.

What we offer

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    Feasibility studies

    Ramboll provides feasibility studies  and expert consultancy for port masterplanning. Our expertise spans technical investigations, traffic analyses, financial analyses, environmental impact analyses and more.

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    Port planning

    Ports constantly evolve to meet changing demands. We help clients  by evaluating and analysing existing facilities, and guide port authorities in expansion and upgrade projects.

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    Port design

    We assist port authorities and municipalities with all design aspects from planning and conceptual design through detailed design and supervision

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    Shoreline management and new developments of coastal zones

    The environment and climate are changing. We help ports adapt to the new challenges brought on by rising  sea levels, more extreme weather and other impacts.

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  • Richard Beard

    Managing Director, Transport and MEAP

    +971 4 3343616