Maritime Strategic Planning & Port/Navigation Engineering

Ball Maritime Group provides engineering strategic planning to develop solutions for our Clients, drawing from port and navigation engineering principles. Services include management and design support for infrastructure, equipment, and navigation, including dredging. We tailor our programmatic and planning services to assist our Clients on marine terminals.

Intermodal Planning & Rail Engineering

Ball Maritime Group provides support services for the development of operational plans in the intermodal freight market. We assist Clients with understanding the rail process and relationships between Class 1 Railroads, Short Line Railroads, and other rail stakeholders. Ball Maritime Group provides detailed design services for intermodal rail projects that are typically supported by or near regional maritime connections.

Distribution Center Planning & Civil Site Engineering

Ball Maritime Group provides support for the development of distribution centers and manufacturing locations that are components in maritime and intermodal freight transport. We help Clients gain a better understanding of the operating metrics and logistic constraints for these types of facilities. Services for this market include supply chain support and civil site engineering design.

General Services

Ports, Harbors, & Ship Repair Facilities

  • Ports & Harbors
  • Marine Terminals Design & Operation Planning
  • Cranes and Crane Rails Piers & Wharves
  • Drydocks
  • Bulkheads
  • Breakwaters
  • Bridges
  • Marine Structures
  • Dredging
  • Hydraulic Modeling
  • Permit Processing
  • Navigation
  • Containerization
  • Harbor Facility Renovation and Repair
  • Ferry and Passenger Ship Facilities
  • Terminal Operations and Maintenance

Environmental Engineering & Permits

  • Site Studies
  • Shoreline Process Analyses
  • Marina Impact Studies
  • Dredging Studies
  • Stormwater Management
  • Hydrology Studies
  • Water Quality Analysis
  • Evaluation of Mitigation Opportunities

Transportation Facilities

  • Street and Access Road Design
  • Railroad Bridges and Structures
  • Hydraulic Design
  • Railroad Design

Site Development & Public Works

  • Site Development Planning
  • Grading Plans
  • Surface Improvement Plans
  • Drainage and Utility Plans
  • Problem Site Analysis and Design
  • Fuel Handling Systems
  • Residential Development
  • Commercial Development
  • Industrial Development
  • Tract Maps
  • Topographic Mapping
  • Surface Improvements
  • Hydrology Studies
  • Flood Plain Master Planning
  • Hydraulic Design
  • Erosion Control
  • Open Channels
  • Culverts
  • Storm Drains
  • Pump Stations
  • Hydraulic Structures
  • Hydraulic Modeling
  • Water Quality
  • Navigation
  • Permit Processing
  • Marinas Planning & Design

Marine Terminal Analysis & Design Services

Financial Services

  • Construction Cost Estimating
  • Crane Lease/Buy Analysis
  • Lease Proposal Evaluation
  • Logistics Supply Chain Planning
  • Market Demand Forecasting
  • Financial and Economic Feasibility
  • Project Financing
  • Labor Cost Modeling

Terminal Planning

  • Design of Berth, Crane Rails, Hatch Area
  • Traffic Flow Design
  • Container Yard Sizing / Design
  • Layout of Light Poles for operational flexibility
  • Automobile Parking
  • Emergency Access

Terminal Analysis and Simulation

  • Terminal Capacity Analysis
  • Terminal Operations Analysis
  • Gate Simulation and Sizing
  • Container Inventory Simulation
  • Terminal Traffic Simulation
  • Terminal Equipment, Fleet Simulation and Sizing
  • Railyard Operations Analysis / Equipment

Facilities Design & Building Programming

  • Administration Building
  • Gate Buildings
  • Maintenance and Repair Building
  • Reefer and Generator Set Repair and Fueling
  • Roadability Inspection and Repair
  • Marine Operations Buildings
  • Crane Maintenance Facilities
  • Fuel Facilities
  • Hazardous Cargo Area
  • Pavement Design

Truck Gates

  • Receive and Deliver Process Design
  • Automation Equipment Selection
  • Queuing Analysis and Sizing
  • Facility Layout and Design
  • Staffing Analysis

Electrical & Communications Systems 

  • Crane Power Systems
  • Area Lighting
  • Reefer Outlets
  • Reefer Inspection Platforms
  • Building Electrical Systems
  • Reefer Monitoring Systems
  • Terminal Security Systems
  • CCTV Systems
  • Fiber Optic Systems
  • RF Systems

Vessel Access

  • Breakwater Design
  • Approach Channel Design
  • Vessel Motion Analysis
  • Vessel Maneuvering
  • Dredging and Reclamation Design
  • Fender and Mooring System Design

Environmental Services

  • Environmental Impact Reports
  • Dredge Disposal
  • Wetlands Design
  • Contaminated Sediment Management
  • Water Quality Analysis

Intermodal Railyard 

  • Track Design
  • Operations / Capacity Analysis
  • Lift Equipment Analysis and Selection
  • Pavement Design

Presentation Graphics/Reports 

  • Report Graphics
  • Color Drawings
  • Three Dimensional Computer Generated Views
  • Animation of Simulated Processes
  • Animation of 3D Plans