Ports & Marine

Based in the port city of Halifax with offices throughout Atlantic Canada, marine infrastructure and consulting are fundamental to what we do. We have extensive experience and history in the region and are a major provider of port and marine consulting engineering expertise. We have completed countless projects throughout Atlantic Canada and the Caribbean Region.

Our ports and marine professional and technical staff are experienced in all marine sectors including:

  • Ferry terminals
  • Cruise terminals
  • Container terminals
  • Bulk terminals
  • Oil and gas terminals
  • Offshore supply bases
  • Dockyard and navy facilities
  • Shipyards, floating dry docks and graving docks
  • Small craft harbour facilities
  • Marinas

We are equipped to handle marine engineering projects of any size, scope, and complexity. Our in-house experts include structural marine engineers, civil engineers and rail experts, coastal engineers and climate change specialists, geotechnical engineers, mechanical and electrical engineers, cost estimators, regulatory and legal experts, and environmental specialists – all experienced in working hand-in-hand to develop and implement cost-effective marine infrastructure and consulting solutions to meet client needs.

CBCL’s Ports & Marine sector provides services for:

  • Harbour planning and master planning for terminal and marine infrastructure
  • Condition assessments and asset management
  • Design of wharves and marine infrastructure
  • Design of marine travels lifts, vehicle transfer bridges, and link spans
  • Development of vessel berthing procedures
  • Vessel mooring analysis
  • Harbour dredging
  • Construction administration, oversight, and inspection
  • Geotechnical investigations, pile testing, and material testing
  • Project permitting, environmental and regulatory consultations


Andrew Gates – VP Infrastructure