Ports and Harbors

Securing logistics and attracting cruise ships are essential factors for the development of ports, in order to transport such logistics efficiently and safely, terminal planning that takes into account the type of cargo handling and the volume of cargo is necessary. In addition, in order for ships and passenger ships to use ports safely, it is necessary to develop tangible elements such as quay facilities, routes, and anchorages, and to develop intangible elements such as operational standards and guidelines. JAPAN MARINE SCIENCE INC. supports the tangible and intangible maintenance of these ports.


JMS is conducting safety assessments of the layout of quay walls and breakwaters at ports and harbors, examination and safety evaluation of plans and maintenance of quay facilities such as mooring posts and fenders, waterways and basins such as routes and anchorage. While utilizing various simulation techniques such as ship maneuvering simulation, we evaluate the safety of the planning and maintenance from both the standpoint of using the port and the standpoint of planning and maintenance, extract issues, and examine necessary safety measures. Furthermore, since the construction of port facilities requires an enormous amount of money, we will analyze the construction costs and the expected construction effects and evaluate the appropriateness of the project. In the case of container terminals, which have become increasingly large and automated in recent years, we conduct field surveys related to terminal logistics, evaluate terminal efficiency using logistics simulation, and propose necessary terminal maintenance and operation.
These are examples of maritime consulting businesses. JAPAN MARINE SCIENCE INC. provides the best solutions to customers' needs and problems.

Port facility project, Effect of port improvement, Port logistics survey

When planning the future and reorganization of ports, it is necessary to plan for future distribution and demand. Our company will conduct a demand survey on ports, grasp current bottlenecks, sort out issues necessary for the port to grow into a more competitive port, and propose a future plan and reorganization plan for port facilities.
A port cannot be a safe and secure port unless the Port Plan is formulated appropriately from both the land-based perspective such as "port facility," and the ship-based perspective such as "safety of the ship ".
We will support the development of optimal ports from the viewpoints of both port engineers and marine engineers with extensive experience and knowledge

Examination of route plans and anchorage plans.

It is important to plan routes and anchorage based on the purpose and method of use of the water area. We will use various simulations to evaluate the impact of water area maintenance on ship traffic and the safety of ship operation, and propose measures for safe use.

Plan of land use

Ports are nodes of land and sea transportation, and it is necessary to develop facilities, secure storage sites, and secure transportation routes according to individual cargoes, such as packing, cargo handling form, and frequency of transportation. We will propose a plan of land use after conducting a survey of the actual condition and surrounding environment.

Appropriateness of port development projects

We analyze and evaluate the cost-effectiveness of port facilities in response to the project evaluation conducted for the port facilities maintenance by comparing the amount of investment in the maintenance of port facilities with the effect obtained from the investment.

Terminal planning and design

In terminal planning, it is necessary to accept large-sized ships, increase the efficiency of cargo handling, and improve safety. Through logistics simulation and mooring examinations, our company offers terminal space, required cargo handling capability and specifications of mooring facilities (arrangement and strength) to meet current and future cargo demands.
For example, in the case of container terminals, after grasping the cargo operations such as cargo handling of container trailers, layout of storage yards, container movement inside of the terminals, and cargo handling of gantry cranes, we carry out efficient terminal layout planning, design mooring facilities according to the target ship type, and assist customers in planning such plans.

Research on quay facilities, marine facilities, routes, and basins

In some ports and harbors there are cases where large ships are permitted to enter using existing quays and with present scale of the water area, because of the development of facilities has not kept pace with the increase in size of ships as the situation now stands.
JMS proposes measures necessary for the acceptance verification of existing large ships and the safe acceptance. JMS conducts quantitative analysis and assessment of existing quay and scale of water area acceptance using scientific methods such as ship maneuvering simulation and mooring motion simulation, and propose support measures (use of tag boats, etc.) and operation standards for safely accepting large ships at existing quays and water facilities. In addition, we will propose necessary renovation plans for facilities that pose safety problems."


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