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TBA - Simulation, Training and TOS for ports, terminals & warehouses

TBA Group ( is a leading international provider of port planning and port operations optimization consultancy. Its product and service portfolio concentrates on marine containers terminals and intermodal terminals. TBA’s current clients include most major Global terminal operators, as well as many local port operators. TBA is headquartered in Delft, The Netherlands with a USA office in Tampa, Florida (United States).

TBA’s mission is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of client facilities and operations through analysis assistance and decision support. TBA provides innovative methods to analyze, visualize, design, and optimize client’s facilities, processes and operations. We create long-term value for clients and their shareholders with state-of-the-art solutions.

TBA has worked on over 500 projects, including the design and improvement of over 100 terminals in over 40 countries spanning six continents, ranging from 50,000 TEU to 9 million TEU in annual throughput. Our studies have included all equipment available on the market, RTGs, Straddle Carriers, RMGs or Automated RMGs (ASCs), AGVs, Automated Lifting Vehicles, Shuttle Carriers, Terminal Trucks, Forklifts, Empty Handlers, and many more. TBA performs studies for detailed conceptual planning for truck gates, terminal layouts, handling systems, quay crane concepts, operating strategies, TOS evaluations, and others. TBA partners with other firms as needed.

Project experience includes key port development projects in Europe (Antwerp, London and Rotterdam), the Middle East (Jebel Ali terminals and Khalifa terminal), North America (innovative developments in the ports of Los Angeles / Long Beach, New York/New Jersey and Virginia) and port development in Oceania (Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne).
We work for 8 out of the 10 major global terminal operators such as Hutchison (ECT Rotterdam, Thamesport, Port of Felixstowe, Euromax Rotterdam), APM Terminals (Mumbai, Bremerhaven, Pelepas, Algeciras, Virginia, Rotterdam, Aarhus), DP World (Sydney, Jebel Ali, Brisbane, Antwerp, London, Southampton, New York, Melbourne) and HHLA (CTA, CTB and CTT Hamburg).

TBA has been involved in the majority of the most innovative terminal design projects globally over the last 10 years. Aside from working on terminal-specific projects, we are the go-to expert for the evaluation of innovative new handling concepts for a number of major operators as well as equipment manufacturers.

TBA’s simulations have proven to be accurate within a bandwidth of +/- 5%, compared to real operations in practice. Especially in comparison to spreadsheet calculations, we distinguish ourselves as being more accurate, and therefore, leading to results that can be trusted.

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Contact Details

TBA Group
Karrepad 2a,
AP Delft,
The Netherlands

Linda Hu

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