We are independent experts in
high-level technical projects in
the ports, transport and marine

We specialize in manual, semi-automated or fully automated
container terminal operations, management and development.

Our Mission:

The mission of Solid Port Solutions is to be the preferred consultant for clients in the ports and terminal industy for designing, integrating and implementing creative, future proof and sustainable solutions that will enhance operations and create added value for the customer.

Our Specialisms

  • We're dedicated to providing the best consultancy in Ports, Maritime and Transport
  • We provide tailor-made solutions in supplychain logisitcs, especially ports with a specific emphasis on modern container terminals worldwide.
  • We are proud to always deliver on time and within budget - without fail.

General Port Consultancy

The operational knowledge of our core consultancy team forms the basis of the port projects. We assist the client in improving the operational processes, implementing new technologies or make designs based on state of the art automation like simulation research which we do with our partner Talumis.

  1. Project Development
  2. Risk Management
  3. Due Diligence
  4. Project Management
  5. Project Control
  6. Quality Assurance
  7. Procurement Assistance
  8. Definition of Terminal Facilities and Equipment Requirements
  9. Master Plan Studies & Port Planning
  10. Software Testing
  11. Strategy Development
  12. Maintenance Management Advice
  13. Assistance in Contract Negotiations
  14. Business Process Modelling
  15. Developtment of Terminal Layout Plans, Inclusing Recommendation for Operational Concepts
  16. Master Planning of Projects


Ports and Terminals have specific security requirements. We know how to design your terminal according to international security standards and to implement the technical security systems. Security assessments and updating the terminal security plan is also a scope of work for our team of specialists.

  1. (Port Facility) Security Plan
  2. Crisis Management
  3. C-TPaT
  4. Profiling
  5. Red Teaming
  6. Security Awareness Training
  7. AEO Certification
  8. Cyber Security
  9. Automation & Cyber Security
  10. Security Management System
  11. Crisis Communication
  12. ISPS-Code Advice
  13. Mysterey Guests Visist
  14. General Data Protection Regulation / Privacy
  15. Security Exercises and Drills
  16. Business Process Management
  17. (Port Facility) Security Assessments

Port Systems

The Port Systems team knows about the latest technologies and assists the client to find the best solution to enhance the performance and reduce cost. We can do it all, from selecting suppliers to implementing the required systems and IT.

  1. Gate Automation
  2. Vehicle Positioning Systems
  3. Man-Machine Interface
  4. Zero Error Implementation
  5. Port Special Systems
  6. OCR Technologies
  7. Airport Security
  8. Maintenance Management Systems
  9. Wireless Data Communication
  10. Technical System Intergration
  11. Security Screening Filters
  12. Redundant Data Infrastructure
  13. Truck Driver Self-Service Stations
  14. Testing and Commissioning
  15. Security Management Information Systems

Port Infrastructure

SPS in-depth knowledge of financial, operational and technical needs is one of the major assets for projects success. Our Civil Engineering team assists port infrastructure developers from the planning to the construction stages.

  1. Infrastructure planning
  2. Due Diligence
  3. Feasibility study
  4. Preliminary design
  5. Concept design
  6. OPEX/CAPEX Analysis
  7. Employer’s representative
  8. Project Management

Port Equipment

Good equipment is key for an excellent performance. The Equipment team will give advice on selecting the best type of port equipment and the required productivity in order to have a well balanced process. We support the procurement and the installation of the equipment at your terminal.

  1. Technical Specifications Review
  2. Evaluation of Tender Documents
  3. Cargo & Container Handling Equipment Specifications
  4. Tendering Process Advice
  5. Procurement Assistance

Port Finance

SPS Finance team assists public and private port investors in their financial strategy. Our expertise in port finance, engineering and operations secure the port investment projects.

  1. Traffic and revenue forecast
  2. OPEX/CAPEX Analysis
  3. Financing (Equity, Banks, Funds)
  4. Business Plan

Our Projects

Client Start year
and timing
Project Click on picture
for technical
Kloosterboer (KBV), The Netherlands 2019 ongoing Total design, tendering, go-live of state of the art container in Vlissingen:
TOS implementation: automation of TEU handling.
Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2015 ongoing Development of a Container Exchange Route between
container terminals on the Maasvlakte
Container Exchange Route
Terberg Benschop BV, The Netherlands 2016 ongoing Consultancy on how Container handling equipment
is used on a Container Terminal.
Terberg AutoTug
United Nations 2020-2021 Technical assessment of Port of Aden and Mukalla in war-torn Yemen. aden and mukalla port
Emkay shipping line, Pakistan 2019 Consultancy on accuracy improvement of containers
entering and leaving the Emkay Shipping line facilities.
emkay shipping line
Saudi Information Technology Co., Saudi Arabia 2019 Digital Transformation Strategy
and Roadmap for the King Fahad Causeway Authority.
United Nations 2019 Technical assessment of Hodeidah port in Yemen,
for humanitairian aid.
hodeidah port
Chittagong, Bangladesh 2018 Feasility study for a Floating Terminal for Port of Chittagong. chittagong port
Kloosterboer, The Netherlands 2018 Research on Container Handling Capacity of Moerdijk Terminal. kloosterboer
RSC Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2017-2018 Project Management for gate processes optimization
of the Rail Service Center in the port of Rotterdam.
RSC in Rotterdam

Contact a specialist


Office in the Netherlands

Postal Address:

Dijckpotingen 7a
3237 AK Vierpolders
The Netherlands

Elmar Hendriks
Mob: +31 6 54 69 78 01

Office in France

Postal Address:

60 Boulevard Gabriel Lauriol
44 300 Nantes