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MACDONNELL places for people

MacDonnell is a firm of professionals who create exceptional places for people to live, learn, work and play. Specializing in Innovative Engineering, Management Consulting, Maritime Security Training and Risk Management. MacDonnell takes an interdisciplinary approach to projects, inspired by its belief that people are what matter.

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The only program of it's kind in North America is a making a difference in the management and competitiveness of North American ports. The CPE Certified Port Executive Program gives participants the tools and knowledge to make their organization more competitive.

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Whether it is research and development, the introduction of new design in civil engineering, Structural Health Monitoring, Corrosion Free Bridge Decks, or the design of bridges, ports and civil infrastructure, the expertise and services we have to offer come from our highly qualified people, our extensive list of successful projects, and an unparalleled commitment to our clients.  

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MacDonnell Security Risk Management provides a wide range of comprehensive Security Solutions to ensure you remain compliant with MTSR/DFSR Regulations. We combine extensive risk management knowledge and industry operational experience to assist you with identifying and managing your risks while maintaining efficiency.

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MacDonnell provides training and risk management solutions to meet the needs of our clients from coast to coast. Cost-effective and timely training programs which help you meet the objective of remaining abreast of regulatory changes, best practices in the industry, and changing technology and security requirements.

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MacDonnell has extensive experience in port planning, logistics studies, port security, condition assessments, conceptual design, preparation of construction drawings and bid documents as well as project management and terminal operations management. The company can provide specialized project consulting expertise at any level or can take a turnkey approach to facility development.



Port Master Plans
Tariff Studies
Security Plans
Security Training
Management Training
Contract Management
Project Management
Executive Management Advisory Services
Terminal Operations Management
Structural Health Monitoring


MacDonnell Group recently introduced a new line of professional services related to the broader transportation sector in conjunction with our new office in Portland, Maine. The company has developed a wide range of port and transportation services around our team of experienced professionals who bring a wide range of operational and management experience to our portfolio. Our range of services includes:


Strategic Planning and Development of Transportation Systems and Facilities;
Port and marine transportation system and facility planning and operation;
Marine transportation and vessel operations;
Navigation safety;
Airport management
Air service development
Transportation personnel professional standards;
Waterfront and airport master planning;
Rail and bus facility planning and development
Airport, seaport and surface transportation project management;
Logistics planning;
Distribution network planning;
Professional facility and operational training programs and professional development;
Port, maritime, aviation and transportation security;
Marine operations, including vessel management, safety, security, and cargo handling
Maritime preservation and museum planning.

Key personnel project experience

Some of the projects our experienced staff has been involved in or provided executive management for are:


Port of Portland, Maine-Ocean Gateway International Cruise and Ferry Terminal
Port of Portland, Maine-Waterfront Master Plans
Port of Portland, Maine-Bath Iron Works Shipyard Reutilization Study
Port of Portland, Maine-International Marine Cargo Terminal Master Plan
Port of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Master Plan
Port of Boston, MA-Conley Terminal Container Expansion
Port of Boston, MA-Moran Terminal Autoport Project
Port of Boston, MA-Black Falcon Cruise Terminal Improvements
Port of Boston, MA-Economic Development Plan
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Freight Study, Marine Segment
Port of Boston, MA-Strategic Management and Development Plan



Yarmouth International Airport Corporation, Development and Management Plan
City of Portland, Maine-Portland International Jetport Terminal Expansion
City of Portland, Maine-Portland International Jetport Parking Garage
City of Portland, Maine-Portland International Jetport Master Plan
City of Portland, Maine-Airfield and Ramp Improvements



State of Maine/Concord Trailways, Portland, Maine-Portland Transportation System


API Ethanol Marine Transportation Plan
VeraSun Ethanol and Biofuel Distribution Plan
Goldsboro LNG and Petrochemical Business Plan
Port of Churchill, Manitoba, Master Plan