Public-Private Partnership

Ports America is a leader in generating Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in the U.S. seaport industry. Ports America has successfully created two PPP’s, merging private capital alongside commercial terminal operating expertise in partnership with public port authorities or local municipalities:

  • Ports America Chesapeake in Baltimore, MD
  • Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) in Newark, NJ
  • Port Tampa Bay in Tampa, FL

Ports America has accomplished this while recognizing the importance of working closely with Port Authorities to address unique labor, governance, financing and other elements of the particular port system.

Ports America represents the optimum PPP Partner
  • Provides best-in-class terminal management and a full range of stevedoring, labor services and management, as well as successful health and safety programs
  • Operations include container, breakbulk, auto/RoRo handling, project cargo and world-class cruise terminals
  • Offers a total development solution: greenfield terminals as well as existing asset enhancement, including design, construction management, equipment procurement, bid tendering, cost engineering and on-going operations
  • Have best-in-class shared services: IT, billing, accounts receivable, order processing, cargo manifest documentation, terminal management, process excellence
  • Place the highest importance on terminal safety
  • Provide proven performance capabilities and capex financing expertise
  • Experience in the privatization of publicly owned terminals
  • Successful at capturing grant funding available for a variety of applications, and can coordinate with the Port Authority to win grants