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Ports and Harbors

Keeping Commerce Moving through the Nation’s Ports and Harbors

EA is a nationwide leader in providing services required by America’s ports and harbors to expand and promote commercial growth and to remain competitive in today’s global marketplace. Over the past 20 years, we have conducted more than $40 million of ports and harbors work for federal, state, and private sector clients, including port authorities, power utilities, port tenants, the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and nearly a dozen U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Districts.

Excellence in Effective Stakeholder Communications

EA is on the forefront of developing economical and environmentally sustainable solutions through the integration of engineering, science, and technology; by involving port stakeholders and local community interests and understanding industry concerns and initiatives.


Examples of the services we have provided to our customers include:

Dredged Material Management Planning

  • Sediment Characterization and Ecotoxicological Testing
  • Beneficial Use of Dredged Material and Innovative Use
  • Contaminated Sediment/Remedial Design
  • Dredged Material Containment Facilities, Open Water Placement, and Ocean Placement
  • Ecological and Human Health Risk Assessments
  • Bathymetric Surveys
  • Endangered Species and Essential Fish Habitat Assessments

Water Quality Management

  • NPDES Permitting and Total Maximum Daily Loads
  • Section 10 and Section 404 Permitting
  • Hydrodynamic, Fate and Transport, and Thermal Modeling
  • Stormwater Assessments

Environmental Compliance, Health and Safety, and Sustainability

  • NEPA – Environmental Impact Statements
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Compliance Audits and Standards Determination; OSHA – Employee Exposure Modeling

Air Quality Management

  • Baseline Characterizations and Inventories
  • Transportation Conformity Analyses; Modeling and Pollutant Impact Assessments
  • Pollution Control Technology Engineering
  • Alternative Fuels/Mobile Source Evaluations

Landside Development/Brownfields

  • Risk-Based Evaluations
  • Industrial Hygiene Services
  • Innovative Remediation Strategies
  • Ecosystem Restoration
  • Construction Management/Construction Inspection