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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.

MacDonnell Learning Programs

Vison... to enhance the value of seaports and marine transportation to society

Mission... to provide learning pathways for seaport and marine transportation management that strengthen the industry

la_long_beach_port_photoMacDonnell has been providing training, engineering and management consulting services to its clients for over 50 years. The company offers the CPE Certified Port Executive Program™ which has developed an extensive alumni of senior managers from the seaport and terminal operations industry.



PORTCON 2018 LA-Long Beach

PORTCON Conference & Expo

November 13th - 16th, 2018

portcon_2017A gathering of senior port management professionals from all facets of port, terminal and supply chain partner operations in America and around the globe. ​A unique professional learning opportunity for the entire industry designed to help management professionals stay abreast of current and emerging topics and trends in the industry. Attendees learn from the speaker presentations and panels, from the solution providers in the expo, and by networking with their peers. The program awards participants 1.5 Continuing Education Units(CEUs) and is sponsored by the CPE Certified Port Executive Program.


Future Conferences and Expos

Tampa Florida - Tampa Convention Center, May 14-16, 2018
LA-Long Beach - Nov 13-16, 2018



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MacDonnell... exceptional places

Maritime Security Training

training-homeMacDonnell’s Maritime Security Training provides a full range of flexible, cost effective training options to meet Transport Canada compliance requirements for Port, Ship, Ferry and Terminal Operators. Our Training Week series offers a unique opportunity to access all the training programs required to meet Canadian regulations in a convenient setting from St. John's to Vancouver.

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Certified Port Executive ™

cpe3 The only program of it's kind in North America is a making a difference in the management and competitiveness of North American ports.

This five day course is designed to provide course participants with a professional education program related to the transportation system and operations of ports, vessels and marine terminals.

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Portstar Seaport SecurityTraining

PortStar: New Approach to Port Worker Training Lowers Cost and Improves Security

portstar-logo-aboutus-newPortStar, the nation's only comprehensive seaportworker security curriculum with flexible delivery options and online training management is now available commercially. The PortStar system is available on an annual subscription basis through MacDonnell Security Risk Management in Tallahassee, FL.