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Location: Island of Majuro
Republic of Marshal Islands
Client Address:

LYON Associates
45 North King Street, Ste 501
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
(808) 536-6621


Sean Dunckel, P.E.

Project Manager

Year Completed: 2014

Project Scope:

LYON Associates, Inc., a diversified international engineering firm based in Honolulu, Hawaii, was retained by the Republic of the Marshall Islands Ports Authority (RMIPA) to prepare a master plan for the Port of Majuro.  This commercial port serves a combination of international cargo, fishing vessels, oil tankers, and regional inter-island cargo/passenger traffic. In view of Pedersen Planning Consultant's (PPC) past experience with port master plans and other planning projects in Micronesia, LYON Associates incorporated PPC as part of its overall, interdisciplinary project team.

Pedersen Planning Consultants participated significantly in the project through its:
  • analysis of national and regional demographic and economic trends;
  • participation in the inspection of the port fairway, berthing and dock facilities, primary and secondary container yard areas, the evaluation of facility conditions and determination of short-term improvements;
  • completion of interviews with various port stakeholders;
  • evaluation of marine transport trends influencing future port development;
  • forecast of future vessel traffic and cargo volumes;
  • participation in the determination of long-term vessel berthing, support facilities, and cargo handling requirements needed to support future vessel traffic;
  • participation in the development of alternate site layouts for Delap and Uliga Docks;
  • analysis of selected environmental issues associated with future port development in Majuro Lagoon;
  • recommendation of port development objectives and specific port improvement strategies;
  • development of a cost-benefit model and related determination of anticipated project benefits and costs;
  • co-authoring of the overall master plan report; and,
  • participation in the presentation of master plan recommendations to port stakeholders and the RMIPA Board of Directors.