Ports and Terminals


Han Ligteringen
Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Keywords: port planning, maritime transport, merchant ships, design of water areas, port terminals, planning waterways, port infrastructure, shipping


By nature port planning is a multidisciplinary activity. It involves expertise in the field of transport economics, shipping, nautical matters, safety and logistics. But also knowledge of waves and currents, sediment transport and coastal morphology, dredging and land reclamation, and design of breakwaters and quays. Hence port planning is teamwork. But within this team the port planner plays a central role in developing the concepts and obtaining the required expertise at the right time. Most port planners are civil engineers with hydraulic engineering training and experience.
The first part of this book (Chapter 1 through 6) is aimed at providing the basic elements to perform this planning process. In Chapter 7 the detailed planning of container terminals is treated, including the logistic process. Further attention is paid to design aspects, typical for such terminals. The objective is to provide the basis for an all-round port engineer, somebody who can participate in the design of any given type of port or terminal. 
Chapters 8-14 present the planning aspects of other types of terminals.

Author Biography

Han Ligteringen, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Han Ligteringen started his career as Associate Expert for UNDP at the Ipoh Politechnic in Malaysia. Thereafter he worked during more than 12 years at Delft Hydraulics (now Deltares) on advisory projects and research in maritime structures, density currents and port engineering and became head of the Maritime Structures department. Subsequently he combined technical and managerial responsibilities at several consulting companies.
He occupied the chair of Ports and Waterways at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences of TU-Delft from 1995-2010. During this period he was responsible for the education and research within the Ports and Waterways group.
He initiated and developed the Port Research Centre Rotterdam-Delft, a collaboration between TU-Delft and the Port of Rotterdam, and the Waterway Research Program with Rijkswaterstaat.

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January 31, 2022


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