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STRATEGIC
PORT MASTER
PLANS

BA produces strategic master plans for major ports, greenfield sites, and active waterfront destinations worldwide, ensuring flexibility, operational functionality, and financial viability.

At the core of BA’s master planning is the mission to boost waterborne trade and commerce. This goal is achieved by thoughtfully integrating existing facilities, social contexts, future market demands, and environmental considerations. BA focuses on the crucial business, market, and financial dynamics of the cargo, cruise, and commercial sectors, along with other unique site-specific elements.

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MARITIME PLANNING
& ENGINEERING
PROJECTS

Leadership
Maritime

Luis Ajamil, PE

ENGINEER / PRESIDENT & CEO

Mark Ittel

DIRECTOR OF PORTS & MARITIME

Scott Bakos

DIRECTOR OF ARCHITECTURE BROWARD COUNTY

Daniel Ramos, PE, WEDG

DIRECTOR OF PORTS & MARINE ENGINEERING

Felipe Alespeiti, RA

SENIOR PLANNER

Leah McKenny

PROJECT MANAGER / SR. MARITIME ANALYST

Jim Rowe, AIA

SENIOR ARCHITECT / PROJECT MANAGER

Christopher De Leo

MARITIME BUSINESS ANALYST

Scott Bakos

Sr. Cruise Destination Design Lead / Partner / Board Member

CRUISE BULLETINS

How CII Could Impact Ports & Itineraries

The Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII), introduced by the IMO in 2023, measures the environmental efficiency of ships by evaluating CO2 emissions per nautical mile traveled…

Q1 2024 Earnings Report Summary

In the first quarter of 2024, the leading public cruise corporation Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Group (RCG), and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) have set a promising tone for the remainder of 2024

Q4 2023 Earnings Report Summary

The leading public cruise corporations—Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian—concluded 2023 on a high note, as demonstrated by their Q4 earnings reports.

Unveiling BA’s 2024 Comprehensive Cruise Itinerary Insights

BA unveils its expansive 2024 cruise itinerary database, spanning 13,700 sailings across 47 brands and 320 ships globally…

With 2023 coming to a close, BA explores what is in store for 2024

With 2023 coming to a close, BA explores what is in store for 2024…

Q3 2023 Earnings Call Summary

With the final earnings report for Q3 2023 released by the last of the big three public Cruise Corporations yesterday…

Shore Power Adoption in the Cruise Industry

One key technology and noteworthy initiative is the adoption of Shore Side Electricity (SSE) or shore power. In BA’s previous bulletins…

Q2 2023 Earnings Report Summary

With the last of the big three public companies wrapping up their Q2 2023 earnings reports in the past weeks, it’s time for BA’s summary of the key takeaways and themes trending today.

The Port’s Role in the Decarbonization of the Cruise (& Shipping) Industry

In our last bulletin, we talked about the cruise industry’s push toward decarbonization, and the exploration of various alternative fuel options such as LNG, methanol, and biofuels. The key takeaway was that decarbonization will be a collaborative effort across the entire maritime industry…

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Q4 2023 Earnings Report Summary

The leading public cruise corporations—Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian—concluded 2023 on a high note, as demonstrated by their Q4 earnings reports.

Unveiling BA’s 2024 Comprehensive Cruise Itinerary Insights

BA unveils its expansive 2024 cruise itinerary database, spanning 13,700 sailings across 47 brands and 320 ships globally…

With 2023 coming to a close, BA explores what is in store for 2024

With 2023 coming to a close, BA explores what is in store for 2024…

Port of Galveston to add a fourth Cruise Terminal

Growth continues at the country’s fourth-busiest cruise port as Galveston Wharves decides to move forward with a new cruise terminal, confirming their support for expanding the port’s cruise business and aligned with the port’s 20-Year Strategic Master plan.

Galveston Cruise Terminal 10 has won Landmark Award from HBJ 

Galveston Cruise Terminal 10 has won the Houston Business Journal Landmark #Award in the Special Projects category! Congrats to all the project teams involved!

PIANC America 2023 Conference

BA’s Director of Ports and Marine Engineering Daniel Ramos is looking forward to the PIANC America conference and BA supporting this important event as a Silver Sponsor…

Nassau Cruise Port opens May 2023

Nassau Cruise Port set to open in May 2023. BA’s scope includes master planning, urban design, architectural design, landscape architecture, civil engineering, and marine engineering services…

Inside the dynamic design of Royal Caribbean’s new Galveston cruise terminal

Royal Caribbean’s new $125m Galveston terminal, opening today, is not only designed as a world-first zero-energy cruise terminal, it’s a beauty of flow and efficiency…

Royal Caribbean to open world-first zero-energy cruise terminal at Galveston

“Set to Open Nov. 9th, 2022, Royal Caribbean Group’s new Galveston terminal will be the first cruise terminal to generate 100% of its needed energy through on-site solar panels”. as shown in a featured article in Seatrade Cruise News linked below…

BA conducts strategic master planning worldwide for major ports, greenfield sites and active waterfront destinations.

BA focuses primarily on the key business, market and financial aspects of the major cargo, cruise, commercial and other elements that may be unique to the site. From these analyses, along with stakeholder outreach and defining goals and objectives that drive the planning effort, a Team effort drives the physical and business plan development. The goal is to provide a final master plan that provides for flexibility, operational functionality, sustainability and that resides within a healthy financial framework.

Leadership
Maritime

Luis Ajamil, PE

ENGINEER / PRESIDENT & CEO

Mark Ittel

DIRECTOR OF PORTS & MARITIME

Daniel Ramos, PE, WEDG

DIRECTOR OF PORTS & MARINE ENGINEERING

Felipe Alespeiti, RA

SENIOR PLANNER

Leah McKenny

PROJECT MANAGER / SR. MARITIME ANALYST

Jim Rowe, AIA

SENIOR ARCHITECT / PROJECT MANAGER

Scott Bakos

DIRECTOR OF ARCHITECTURE BROWARD COUNTY

Christopher De Leo

MARITIME BUSINESS ANALYST

CRUISE BULLETINS

How CII Could Impact Ports & Itineraries

The Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII), introduced by the IMO in 2023, measures the environmental efficiency of ships by evaluating CO2 emissions per nautical mile traveled…

Q1 2024 Earnings Report Summary

In the first quarter of 2024, the leading public cruise corporation Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Group (RCG), and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) have set a promising tone for the remainder of 2024

Q4 2023 Earnings Report Summary

The leading public cruise corporations—Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian—concluded 2023 on a high note, as demonstrated by their Q4 earnings reports.

Unveiling BA’s 2024 Comprehensive Cruise Itinerary Insights

BA unveils its expansive 2024 cruise itinerary database, spanning 13,700 sailings across 47 brands and 320 ships globally…

With 2023 coming to a close, BA explores what is in store for 2024

With 2023 coming to a close, BA explores what is in store for 2024…

Q3 2023 Earnings Call Summary

With the final earnings report for Q3 2023 released by the last of the big three public Cruise Corporations yesterday…

Shore Power Adoption in the Cruise Industry

One key technology and noteworthy initiative is the adoption of Shore Side Electricity (SSE) or shore power. In BA’s previous bulletins…

Q2 2023 Earnings Report Summary

With the last of the big three public companies wrapping up their Q2 2023 earnings reports in the past weeks, it’s time for BA’s summary of the key takeaways and themes trending today.

The Port’s Role in the Decarbonization of the Cruise (& Shipping) Industry

In our last bulletin, we talked about the cruise industry’s push toward decarbonization, and the exploration of various alternative fuel options such as LNG, methanol, and biofuels. The key takeaway was that decarbonization will be a collaborative effort across the entire maritime industry…

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Q4 2023 Earnings Report Summary

The leading public cruise corporations—Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian—concluded 2023 on a high note, as demonstrated by their Q4 earnings reports.

Unveiling BA’s 2024 Comprehensive Cruise Itinerary Insights

BA unveils its expansive 2024 cruise itinerary database, spanning 13,700 sailings across 47 brands and 320 ships globally…

With 2023 coming to a close, BA explores what is in store for 2024

With 2023 coming to a close, BA explores what is in store for 2024…

Port of Galveston to add a fourth Cruise Terminal

Growth continues at the country’s fourth-busiest cruise port as Galveston Wharves decides to move forward with a new cruise terminal, confirming their support for expanding the port’s cruise business and aligned with the port’s 20-Year Strategic Master plan.

Galveston Cruise Terminal 10 has won Landmark Award from HBJ 

Galveston Cruise Terminal 10 has won the Houston Business Journal Landmark #Award in the Special Projects category! Congrats to all the project teams involved!

PIANC America 2023 Conference

BA’s Director of Ports and Marine Engineering Daniel Ramos is looking forward to the PIANC America conference and BA supporting this important event as a Silver Sponsor…

Nassau Cruise Port opens May 2023

Nassau Cruise Port set to open in May 2023. BA’s scope includes master planning, urban design, architectural design, landscape architecture, civil engineering, and marine engineering services…

Inside the dynamic design of Royal Caribbean’s new Galveston cruise terminal

Royal Caribbean’s new $125m Galveston terminal, opening today, is not only designed as a world-first zero-energy cruise terminal, it’s a beauty of flow and efficiency…

Royal Caribbean to open world-first zero-energy cruise terminal at Galveston

“Set to Open Nov. 9th, 2022, Royal Caribbean Group’s new Galveston terminal will be the first cruise terminal to generate 100% of its needed energy through on-site solar panels”. as shown in a featured article in Seatrade Cruise News linked below…

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