Major Projects (Recent Years):

  • Ports and Shipping Expert, Reassessment of Port of Jacksonville’s Channel, for St. John Riverkeeper, Jacksonville, FL (on-going)
  • Port Operation Expert, Port of Cape Haitian Rehabilitation and PPP Program, for USAID/Nathan (on-going).
  • Ports and Shipping Expert, Advanced Topics in Trade & Trade Facilitation Workshop, for USAID/Palladium (2016).
  • Port Advisor, Port of Albany Strategic Development Plan, for Port of Albany (2015).
  • Ports and Shipping Expert, Transshipment Potentials, Jamaica Logistic Hub, for Port Authority of Jamaica (2016).
  • Shipping Expert, Feasibility of Puerto Antioquia, Colombia, for Astris Finance (2016).
  • Ports and Shipping Expert, Prospects of Armuelles Port, Panama, for Panama's Maritime Authority and Central America Bank for Development (2015).
  • Container Logistic Expert, Inland Transport, Somaliland, for the World Bank (2015).
  • Expert Witness, Prospect of Ferry Services in New York, for Emery, Celli, Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP (2015).
  • Expert Witness, Patent Application for Ship Handling System, for Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeco, P.C. (2015).
  • Ports and Shipping Expert, Advanced Topics in Trade & Trade Facilitation Workshop, for USAID/Carana (2015).
  • Shipping Expert, Moin Container Terminal Market Assessment, Costa Rica, for APM Terminals (2015).
  • Port and Shipping Expert, Evaluation of a Major Container Terminal Acquisition in Latin America, for APM Terminals (2014).
  • Port and Shipping Expert, Review of the Philippines System of Ports and Domestic Shipping, for Compete/USAID (2014).
  • Port and Shipping Expert, Review of US Army Corps of Engineer Channel Study, Palm Beach Harbor, Florida, USA, for Concerned Residents (2014).
  • Team Leader, Port Rationalization Study (National Port Development Plan), Trinidad & Tobago, for the Government of Trinidad & Tobago, Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development Transport, (2014).
  • Section Leader, Port, Shipping and Intermodal Rail, National Logistics Strategy for Ethiopia, for the Government of Ethiopia, Ministry of Transport under the guidance of the Prime Minister, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, (2013/4).
  • Port and Shipping Expert, Feasibility of a new Container Terminal in Surabaya, Indonesia, for private investors, (2013).
  • Principle Investigator, The Impact of Jones Act Modification on US Coastal Shipping, for Louisiana Research Transportation Center (University Transportation Center Program), Baton Rouge, LA, USA (2013).PDF PDF2 https://www.ltrc.lsu.edu/pdf/2014/fr_525.pdf;
  • Shipping and Port Marketing Expert, Due Diligence of TCBuen Terminal Expansion Plan, Buenaventura, Colombia, for International Finance Corporation, Washington DC, USA (2012).
  • Expert Witness, Port of Valparaiso's Concession Plan, for Ultramar Group, Santiago, Chile (2012).
  • Expert Witness, Port of Savannah's Channel Deepening, for Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., New York, USA (2012). PDF. http://www.southernenvironment.org/uploads/fck/file/savannah_harbor/exhibite_ashar_final.pdf
  • Shipping Expert and Port Planner, Northern Haiti Port Development Plan, for Southern Environmental Law Center, Charleston, SC, USA (2012).
  • Shipping Expert and Port Planner, Pre-Feasibility of Concession Plan, Port of Sao Sebastiao, Brazil, for Oderbrecht Transport, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012).
  • Expert Witness, Port of Miami's Channel Deepening, for Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., New York, USA (2012).
  • Port Planner and Shipping Expert, Port of Algeciras Strategic Plan, for the Port of Algeciras Authority, Spain (2012).
  • Expert Witness, Maher Terminals, Elizabeth, NJ, USA, for Winston & Strawn LLP, Washington DC, USA (2012).
  • Expert Witness, Assessment of Capacity Reduction for Non-Containers Cargoes (Bulk & Breakbulk) following Earthquake, Port of St. Vicente, Chile, for San Vicente Terminal Internacionala, Chile (2011).
  • Shipping Expert, Strategic Expansion of Walvis Bay Container Terminal (Transshipment Hub), for the Namibian Port Authority (NAMPORT), (2011).
  • Port Operation Expert, Short-Term Measures to Increase Capacity, National Ports Master Plan Revision for Indonesia, for the Australian Infrastructure Initiative, Jakarta, Indonesia (2011).
  • Project Manager and Shipping Expert, US Inland Waterways Containerships, Vessel Design and National Application, for the Center for the Commercial Deployment of Transportation Technologies CCDoTT, USA (2011).
  • Port Privatization Expert, Port Moin Container Terminal (APM Terminals), Costa Rica, for the Ministry of Transport, Costa Rica and Inter-American Bank (2010).
  • Port Privatization Expert, Global Port Operators Requirement, New Container Terminal in La Union, El Salvador, for the International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank), (2010).
  • Shipping Expert, Due Diligence Study, Port Ancon, Peru, for a Private Investor (2010).
  • Port Planner, Capacity Reduction Assessment due to an Earthquake, Port of St. Vicente, Chile, for San Vicente Terminal Internacionala, Chile (2010).
  • Team Leader, Truck Staging and Truck Control Program for Lagos Ports, for USAID (2010). 
  • Project Manager, Operational Assessment of the Ports of Mombasa, Kenya and Dar es Salam, Tanzania, for USAID (2010).
  • Project Manager, Port of Mongla Development Plans, Bangladesh, for the World Bank (2010). 
  • Expert Witness, Private Ports in the US and UK and their Relationships with Surrounding Communities, for the Port of Los Angeles and Kaye Scholer LLP (2009). 
  • Port and Intermodal Operations Expert, Operational Assessment of Lagos' Marine and Intermodal Terminals, Lagos, Nigeria, for USAID (2009).
  • Port Planner and Market Research Analyst, Market Assessment and Infrastructure Development Plan, Port of Lake Providence, LA, USA, for the Lake Providence Port Commission (2009).
  • Port Planner and Shipping Analyst, Due Diligence Study, Embraport, Santos, Brazil, for Coimex Corporation, Sau Paulo, Brazil to be presented for the Inter-American Bank (2009).
  • Project Manager and Port Planner, Alternative Development Plans for Central Chile's Ports (San Antonio and Valparaiso), Chile, for STI, Chile (2009). http://www.sanantonioport.cc.cl/html/transparencia/licitEspigon/PlanAlternativo_AsafAshar.pdf http://www.lyd.com/lyd/controls/neochannels/neo_ch4358/deploy/presentacion2.pdf
  • Port Planner and Intermodal Transportation Analyst, Pre-Feasibility Analysis of the Tehuantepec Land Bridge ("Dry Canal"), Mexico, for The States of Veracruz and Oaxaca, Mexico (2008/9).
  • Port Planner and Business Analyst, Comparative Overview of US Gulf Coast Bulk Ports and Identification of Development Strategies, for The Port of South Louisiana, USA (2008).
  • Port Planner and Shipping, Strategic Master Plan of the Port of Morgan City, for The Port of Morgan City Louisiana, USA (2008).
  • Project Manager and Port Operations Specialist, Capacity Assessment, Port of San Antonio Container Terminal, Chile, for STI, Chile (2008).
  • Shipping Expert and Port Planner, Master Plan Study and Business Plan for Containers, Puerto Quetzal, for The Port of Quetzal, Guatemala (2008).
  • Project Manager, Shipping Expert, Port Planner and Financial Analyst, Viability Assessment of Transshipment Hub in Haiti, for private investors (2008).
  • Reviewer, Start-Up Plan for a Container Terminal, Embraport, Santos, Brazil, for Coimex Corporation, Sau Paulo, Brazil (2008).
  • Shipping and Port Analyst, Feasibility of Feeder and Short Sea Shipping on the US East Coast, for Payne Company, New York (2008).
  • Port Privatization Specialist, Cape Verde Port System, for the World Bank (2007).
  • Port Operations and Tariff Specialist, Due Diligence Study for TCBUen, Buenaventura, Colombia, for CAF, CABO and West LB Banks (2007).
  • Project Manager and Transportation Analyst, Intermodal Connectivity of Louisiana Deep-Water Ports, USA for the State of Louisiana Department of Transportation, USA (2007). http://www.dotd.la.gov/intermodal/marineandrail/documents/A_Comparative_Analysis_of_Intermodal_Ship_to_Rail_Connections_at_Louisiana_Deep_Water_Ports.pdf
  • Shipping and Port Operations Analyst, Due Diligence Study, Port of Santa Catarina, Brazil, for Inter American Bank and West LB Bank (2007).
  • Shipping and Port Operations Analyst, Due Diligence Study for the Port of Santa Catarina, Brazil, for Inter-American Bank and West LB Bank (2007).
  • Strategic Advisor for Port Development, Port of Cartagena, Colombia, for the Port Society of Cartagena, Colombia (2007).
  • Port and Shipping Analyst, Reorganization of the Maritime Division and Legislative Reform, Ministry of Transport, Abu Dhabi, for the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Transport United Arab Emirates (2007).
  • Shipping and Intermodal Transport Analyst, Multi-Modal Logistic Terminal for Fresh Produce, Panama, for Inter American Bank (2007).
  • Port Planner and Operations Specialist, A System for Regulating Ports Efficiency and Capacity, Colombia, for the Federal Department of Transportation & Planning, Colombia (2006).
  • Port Operations and Shipping Expert, Master Plans of Ports Tema and Takoradi, Ghana, for Ghana Ports and Harbor Authority, Ghana (2006/8).
  • Port and Shipping Analyst, Inter-Island Ro/Ro Shipping in the Philippines, for The Philippines Development Bank and USAID (2006). http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PNADH981.pdf
  • Port Operations Specialist, Port of Praia Master Plan, Cape Verde, for Millennium Commission Corporation, USA (2006).
  • Concession Contract Advisor, Embraport Container Terminal, Santos, Brazil, for Coimex Corporation, Sau Paulo, Brazil (2006).
  • Project Manager, Review of Panama’s Port Law and the System of Concession Fees, for the Inter-American Bank (2006).
  • Project Manager, Financial and Shipping Analyst, Pan American Maritime Highway Ferry (Ro/Ro) System, for the Inter-American Bank (2006).
  • Port Privatization and Development Analyst, Concession Plan for the Port of Callao, Peru, for the National Port Authority and Office of Private Investment and USAID, Colombia (2006).
  • Port Planner, Shipping Analyst, and Financial Analyst, Port of Poti's Future Container Terminal, Georgia, for private investors (2005).
  • Trade and Transportation System Analyst, Feasibility of Bocas de Cenizas Coal and Container Terminals, Barranquilla, Colombia, for the Port Society of Boca Cenezia, Colombia (2005).
  • Port Planner and Shipping Analyst, Embraport Market Study and Conceptual Design, Santos, Brazil, for Coimex Companies, Brazil (2005/2006).
  • Barge Transportation Analyst, New Orleans Inner Harbor Lock Rehabilitation Study, for the US Army Corps of Engineers (2005/ 2006).
  • Port Planner, Ro/Ro Terminal, Ust Luga, Russia, for Ust Luga Port Company, Russia (2005).
  • Harbor Navigation Canal, Inner Harbor Lock Investigative Study, New Orleans, USA, for the US Army Corps of Engineer, New Orleans District (2004).
  • Port Planner and Shipping Analyst, Feasibility of Inchon Container Terminal, South Korea, for private US investors and Korea’s Ministry of Fishery and Maritime (2004).
  • Expert Witness, Costs of Coal Shipping and Port Handling in Florida, for Michael Twomey Law Office, Gainesville, FL, USA (2004).
  • Task Leader, Liner Shipping, Containerized Trade and Port Operations, Strategic Development Plan of Port Quetzal, Guatemala, for the Port Quetzal Port Authority (2004).
  • Port Planner and Financial Analyst, Ust Luga Port's Refrigerated Terminal, Russia, for Ust Luga Port Company, Russia (2004).
  • Port Planner and Shipping Analyst, Ust Luga Ports' Grain Terminal, Russia, for Ust Luga Port Company, Russia (2004).
  • Project Manager and Transportation Planner, Lake Victoria Container-on- Barge Shipping and Terminal, Uganda, for of the Haba Group (2004).
  • Team Leader and Shipping Analyst, Container Demand for Panama Canal following Expansion, for the Panama Canal Authority (2003).
  • Principal Investigator, High Speed Ferries and Coastwise Vessels: Evaluation of Parameters and Markets for Application, for the Center for the Commercial Deployment of Transportation Technologies, USA (Phase IV, 2003) http://www.ccdott.org/transfer/projresults/2001/task%203.17/task%203.17_Final%20Report.pdf
  • Port Planner and Shipping Analyst, Port of Lake Charles Strategic Plan, Louisiana, USA, for the Port of Lake Charles Commission (2002).
  • Shipping Analyst and Port Operations Expert, Port of Manta's Master Plan Study, for Port Manta Port Authority, Ecuador (2002).
  • Principal Investigator, Containership Fleet Forecast for US Ports, for the US Chamber of Commerce, USA (2002).
  • Principal Investigator, High Speed Ferries and Coastwise Vessels: Evaluation of Parameters and Market Applications, for the Center for the Commercial Deployment of Transportation Technologies, USA (Phase III, 2002).http://www.ccdott.org/transfer/projresults/1998/task%203.10/task3.10_3.11.pdf
  • Port Organization System Analyst, Privatization of El Salvadore Maritime Subsector, El Salvadore, for the World Bank (2001).
  • Port Planner and Shipping Analyst, Due Diligence Study, Embraport Container and Grain Terminal, Santos, Brazil, for Coimex Corporation, Sau Paulo, Brazil to be presented for the Inter-American Bank(2009).
  • Shipping System Analyst, Multi-Port Study of C & D Canal, Baltimore, Maryland, for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (2000 - 2001).
  • Port Planner and Financial Analyst, Nicaragua Port Reform and Privatization Plan of the Port of Corinto, for the Inter-American Bank of Development and Nicaragua's National Port Authority (2000).
  • Port and Shipping Analyst, Deepwater Outer Continental Shelf Oil & Gas related Infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico, for U.S. Department of Interior, Mineral Management Service (2000). 
  • Team Leader and Shipping System Analyst, Evaluation of Alternatives for a Deep-Water Port in Shanghai (Yangshan), for State Development Planning Commission of the Central Government of P. R. China, China (2000). 
  • Shipping, Port Operations and Facilities Planner, Master Plan for the Port of Gdynia, Poland, for the Gdynia Port Holding, Poland (1999). 
  • Principal Port Concession Negotiator, Port Bar Concession, Montenegro, for Eberhard Trading Corp., Panama (1999).
  • A full list of projects conducted in previous years is available upon request.

Dr. Asaf Ashar
aashar@uno.edu
National Ports and Waterways Initiative
Washington DC Office
University of New Orleans
Phone: 240-242-3676

 

 

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