International Port Consultancy


Our Capabilities

BP&L offer a wide range of port support services and disciplines. We draw on our pool of combined port knowledge to support clients across the globe in meeting their requirements. This is based on our core capabilities being:


Port Logistics

Burns Ports & Logistics understand the importance of customer service achieved by efficient, cost-effective handling and distribution of goods. BP&L support Ports defining effective logistic support frameworks to ensure customer satisfaction and long term port sustainability.

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Port Management

With over thirty years of experience gained in the port sector, we can operate within a range of global ports of any size, type of throughputs or marine settings. The combination of hands-on technical expertise and high-level management experience makes Burns Ports and Logistics an industry-leading independent consultant.

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Port Operations

The slick running of port operations are a vital aspect of maritime trade. Burns Ports and Logistics have the skills to upgrade port infrastructure or identify bottlenecks to minimise port congestion.

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Port Advisory Services

Burns Ports and Logistics Limited offer a range of services to assist a port in strategic planning by conducting required analysis and subsequently supporting in the execution of plans. These services may include development of a specific business case, operational assurance for investors, transaction support, and a range port commercialisation support functions.

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Stevedoring & Cargo Handling

Burns Ports and Logistics Limited provide expert cargo handling solutions for a wide variation of cargo to be loaded or unloaded on board ship with the associated port process. Our provisions allow us to create dynamic strategies for the most complex cargo handling requirements worldwide.

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Redeveloping a Former Ash Barge Dock at Port of Blyth, England

BP&L’s core port and terminal capabilities have been applied in the transformation of a former power station barge dock to a highly complex port facility in support of offshore renewable energy developments.

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Review & Update of Port Master Plan for Ain Sokhna Port

BP&L’s conducted extensive studies in both the technical and commercial feasibility components of the master plan review.

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Port Management Restructure to Enhance Operations Across a Ports Network

To meet the changing needs across a network of 50 ports on Scotland’s west coast and Hebridean Islands many supporting lifeline connections to isolated communities BP&L were appointed to conduct a strategic review.

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With a wealth of high-level practical experience, you can trust us to deliver

By offering a wide range of port consultancy services across the port diversity range, Burns Ports and Logistics address all aspects of port management and operations including specialist planning, advisory, and strategy devlopment. We have the knowledge, networks and solutions to provide a comprehensive range of port management services which help build valuable relationships, deliver efficiencies, generate profits and promote sustainability.


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Please don't hesitate to talk to us about how we can help you to improve current port operations.