Lauga & Associates are port planning and marine consultants.
Our work is port planning, computer simulation, waterways management and management
consulting to marine sector public and private agencies.
|We plan marine terminals,
assess waterways development projects, develop port master plans, prepare
port marketing strategies, optimize port operations and determine the
operational and financial feasibility of new port and marine investments.
|We prepare baseline studies that our clients use to make decisions about
investments and operations. |
|We use computer simulation to test the efficiency of port
plans and operational plans. |
Established in 1983, Lauga
& Associates Consulting Ltd. is an independent privately held consulting firm.
More than 100 port planning and marine projects have been completed. Project locations have included:
Canada, Vietnam, China, India, Pakistan, Jordan, Iraq, the Sudan, Brazil, the
Netherlands, Ireland, U.S.A., Southern Africa, New Zealand, Australia and the
Caribbean. We apply the following methodologies:
|Operational Analysis - The firm has experience with developing port
industrial lands, equipment costing, industrial warehouse location and
layout analysis. Operations for containers, bulk materials, forest
products and general cargoes have been assessed.|
|Operations Research - Using techniques such as computer simulation,
operations research methodologies have been applied to: terminal operations
optimization, materials handling systems analysis, ship logistics, river
transport systems, cargo wharves and their supporting cargo storage areas
and warehouses and linking truck and rail systems, vessel traffic management
and the design of aids to navigation systems.|
|Project Management - Services in project management include:
developing terms of reference and detailed work specification documents,
creating work breakdown structures, project plans of operations, project
evaluation, project mission reports, project progress reports, management of
project consultants, project budgeting and scheduling.|
|Economic and Financial Analysis - Services include: cost benefit studies, economic risk analysis, financial analysis, market studies,
multi-modal and system optimization of transport networks, and defining
development concepts and economic strategies.|
|Management Consulting - This work has included: developing business
plans, development master plans, marketing opportunity studies, new enterprise financial projections
and conducting management seminars.|
Our services to the port planning and marine sector have included
projects in the following
Port planning services have been applied to
container, break bulk, general cargo and bulk facilities. The
planning services have included: marketing, operational analysis,
facilities planning and broad based development plans.
- Logistics port planning has included: materials handling, warehousing,
multi-modal transfers and transport carrier logistics.
Waterways management projects have addressed: dredging,
waterways investments, vessel traffic management, short range
navigation aids, and long range navigation aids. We have
performed projects to carry out: area needs analysis, operational
requirements analysis, benefit/cost analysis and investment
Marine Operations Research includes the use of techniques such as
computer simulation to validate port planning. These techniques have been applied to answer
questions about: terminal capacity, terminal operations, vessel traffic management,
vessel logistics and rail and road access to terminals.
Small craft projects have included: marina master plans, small
craft harbour market studies, marine traffic studies, small craft
harbour economic and financial feasibility analysis.
Work for public marine agencies has included: facilities
planning, warehousing, vessel deployment, navigational studies and vessel re-supply, and capital investment
free within North America); from outside North America call,
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