Project Description

  • Project name: Port market study Nieuwe Haven
  • Project location: Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Name of client: Ecorys Nederland
  • Beneficiary: Havenbeheer Suriname NV
  • Period: 2012 – 2013

Description of the project

Explore future opportunities for the port Nieuwe Haven in, Paramaribo as a point of entry for cargo generated in neighboring countries or as a container transshipment terminal.

A market analysis and competition study was commissioned by Havenbeheer Suriname, with the following elements

  • Cargo forecast for major commodities groups,
  • Conditions and opportunities for attracting cargo generated in Guyana, French Guyana and northern Brasil,
  • Competitive position versus other ports in the region such as Georgetown, Dégrad-des-Cannes and Port of Spain, in terms of maritime access, facilities, operations, and hinterland connections,
  • Analysis of the container liner network in the region with focus on types of ships employed and port calling patterns.

Services provided by Port Consultants Rotterdam

  • Perform the trade & traffic forecast.
  • Analysis of potential transit cargo and hinterland routes.
  • Analysis of the port’s competitive position in the region.