Together with our sister company HPMlog, whose core competence is logistics consulting in various sectors, we develop logistics solutions for the port industry, taking into account the strategies and standards of other innovative sectors such as trade or automotive industry. Our expertise in the area of ports combined with the best practices of the leading logistics sectors creates innovative solutions.

The advantages for the client are obvious: they have one contact person and an ideal and balanced solution. With professional expertise and an innovative cross-sector approach we plan port terminals, multimodal systems and cargo transport centres, as well as storage and production facilities. With their competences, HPMport and HPMlog cover the entire supply chain from production to point of sale, and understand the needs of all actors in the chain.

When developing a strategy and a master plan for a new or expanding project, we proceed as follows:


Strategy & master plan for container terminal, logistics park, cargo transport cente, freight handling centre. HPMport consulting services: 1. Analyse determining factors: market, commodities, freigts & traffic, infrastructure. 2. Develop strategy & project vision: organisation, business model, services, project framework, SWOT analysis. 3. Prove by feasibility study: business plan, cost estimation, risk analysis. 4. Master plan & process map: operating concept, processes, technology, layout, expansion concept, infrastructure


Analyse determining factors

Understanding the determining factors of the market is an important cornerstone for the long-term economic success of a project idea. We analyse the logistical requirements, which are determined by the commodities, as well as the expected development of traffic and infrastructure. From these factors we then derive the quantity structure and a business potential.

Develop strategy & project vision

The development of a new project usually starts with a vision. The vision may concern a terminal facility on a “greenfield” site or a terminal extension in response to the changes and developments of the transport flows.

When implementing the project vision or strategy, a number of steps are taken jointly with the project partners: deriving a viable business model, establishing which logistical services to offer, designing the project framework and its organisation. A SWOT analysis is a valid method to evaluate the project vision and supports the development of the project framework.

Prove feasibility

The project’s sustainability of profitability is examined on the basis of a feasibility study. This includes investment and cost estimates, as well as turnover expectations, which are the basis of a business plan. Together with a risk analysis, scenarios can be derived as a solid foundation for decision-making in the implementation of the project.

Design master plan & processes

Customised layouts and basic technical decisions that match the local conditions form the basis for strict project management and long-term sustainability of operations. We focus on the layout, the technology, the traffic and flexible logistical processes at the terminal and the surrounding area. The master plan defines the guidelines for the future expansion of the terminal. It must be regularly validated against changing conditions and, if necessary, adjusted.

Operational & tecnical due diligence

Market changes require fast response times. Often, this cannot be implemented by investing in expensive new buildings. Cooperation, investments or other capital ties with container handling terminals form possible solutions for a medium-term strategic orientation. The methods of transparent and sustainable evaluation are our operational and technical due diligence when it comes to the transfer of container handling facilities, investments and collaborations.