With over a dozen major ports along the Gulf Coast, Shrader Engineering’s regional involvement in maritime engineering has covered nearly every aspect of seaport facility operations. Our distinctive approach to engineering design for maritime facilities derives from a detailed understanding of seaport operations and how our designs will affect these operations.

For more than a decade, we’ve been actively involved in engineering for a variety of maritime facilities including container yards, wharves, large bulk terminals, gate facilities, and various other support facilities.

Our expertise in maritime infrastructure includes:

  • High Voltage Substations
  • Medium Voltage Power
  • Gantry Crane Power
  • Ship-to-Shore Power
  • RTG Electrification
  • LED High Mast Lighting
  • Terminal Grounding
  • Cathodic Protection
  • Reefer Power Stations
  • Sanitary Lift Stations
  • Fueling Stations
  • Information Transport Systems
  • Electronic Surveillance Systems
  • Physical Security Systems
  • TWIC Authentication Technology
  • M/E/P for Facilities


“The latest Panama Canal Expansion, scheduled for completion in 2016, will bring Post-Panamax and New Panamax sized ships into the Gulf of Mexico. Major ports in the region are preparing for the larger ships by upgrading their current infrastructure with larger cranes and increased container space. Shrader Engineering has worked with many of the major ports in the region, including the coordination and engineering oversight for the recent addition of 4 new Super Post-Panamax cranes at the Port of Houston Authority’s Barbour’s Cut Container Terminal. Shrader Engineering understands the strict requirements of the maritime industry and is well-equipped to assist maritime facilities with making the leap to the next generation of ship-to-shore technologies.”