CARES has expertise in all aspects of the planning, design and operation of ports and harbours. CARES has a team
of maritime and geotechnical engineers and oceanographers who can provide all the necessary core skills. We also
have close links with selected specialists in ship handling (including simulation of ship operations), aids to
navigation, risk assessment and structural design. We have carried out initial feasibility studies into new
facilities, and also assessed existing facilities for expansion or renovation.
We have carried out hydrographic and geotechnical site investigations, leading to a full understanding of the
site. We have also designed major approach channels into a port (including ship simulation studies and hydrodynamic
modelling) and designed shipping channels within ports. Environmental assessment and approval is an important part
of any port project. CARES has been involved in all aspects of environmental data collection, assessment and
approval, followed by preparation of Environmental Management Plans and operational monitoring. Recently we have
developed our capability to provide training in all aspects of port operations.
We have also carried out hazard identification and safety assessments to assist Port Authorities in complying with
the latest Port Marine Safety Code.