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MATERIALS HANDLING CONSULTANTS is an independent consultancy and engineering firm, specializing in the development and design of ports, materials handling and logistical systems and process automation.


Since its establishment MATERIALS HANDLING CONSULTANTS has diversified into a multi-disciplinary firm, carrying out design and engineering projects worldwide for the port-, transport- and processing industry. The projects include terminal and port development for:



Furthermore these projects include storage terminals located in ports and further inland and include ship unloading and loading facilities, stacking and storage facilities, processing, weighing, bagging, dustabating and outloading facilities for bulk materials, process control for terminals.


The present staff comprises mainly university graduated civil and mechanical engineers, project and construction managers and terminal operation and training managers. In view of its close relation with terminal operators in the Netherlands and the technical and operational projects carried out for these clients on a continuous basis, MATERIALS HANDLING CONSULTANTS offers a unique combination of theoretical know-how and operational experience.


MATERIALS HANDLING CONSULTANTS strongly encourages the inclusion of experience from these operating companies in its project execution teams and therefore ‘custom-made’ co-operations are set-up to ensure a professional approach in every respect.

Our Fields of Expertise:
  • Studies
  • Design and Engineering
  • Contracting
  • Implementation and Construction
  • Operations




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PORT & LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL (PLMI) is a sister company of Materials Handling Consultants, specialized in the management of seaports, cargo terminals and logistics & distribution centres.

PLMI is based in Rotterdam and has close relations to the main stevedoring companies and logistics service providers in the Port of Rotterdam.

The PLMI management has more than 25 years experience world-wide in the development and operations of ports and cargo terminals. Its staff is recruited from operating companies in the port and has extensive hands-on experience.

The company’s expatriate teams are drawn from a pool of experienced talent and ensure quality and consistency of management. The staff is committed to training and developing of local management and operations skills.

Seaports and logistics centres world-wide, by employing PLMI’s management, operations and technical teams, enhance their competitiveness and provide a reliable service and performance to their customers at the lowest costs.

PLMI Services offers a broad spectrum of management services to seaports and logistics & distribution centers.

Scope of services:
  • Port and cargo terminal management
  • Cargo terminal operations assistance
  • Technical maintenance assistance
  • Financial and accountancy assistance
  • Marketing and sales support
  • Management information systems
  • Management and operations training
  • Safety and security training
  • Organization and manpower development
  • Strategic planning