Phil Crannell

PORTS & MARITIME GROUP INTERNATIONAL

Ports & Maritime Projects

North America

LOUISIANA

PORT OF NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Erato Street Cruise Terminal Renovation

Phil Crannell, Principle-in-Charge


Responsible for design & engineering services for the 110,000 sf, 5 story Erato Street Cruise terminal that is now the center piece of the New Orleans waterfront. The project's unique features include a 1100 space parking garage located on top of a 2 story cruise terminal, a unique passenger check-in sequence and ADA compliant passenger boarding bridge. The terminal can accommodate the largest cruise ships in the world.


PORT OF NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Julia Street Cruise Terminal Renovation

Phil Crannell, Principle-in-Charge


Responsible for the renovation of the Julia Street Cruise Terminal into a 70,000 sf facility capable of accommodating larger cruise ships. Design also corrected historic traffic flow problems on very tight urban site.


FLORIDA

PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA

Mixed Use Maritime Complex

Phil Crannell, Principal-in-Charge and Lead Planner


Provided, programming, master planning and conceptual designs services for a proposed 300,000 sf. A mixed use Maritime Complex to be located at the CT6 site. The complex would be branded as regional waterfront destination and also serve as the Home Port for the 8,000 passenger World City cruise ship. The complex included a convention center and 1000 room hotel, retail, parking and support spaces for the ship and her crew.


PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA

Disney Cruise Terminal Expansion and Upgrade


Phil Crannell Principal-in-Charge


Directed programming and conceptual design of 18,000 sf expansion and upgrade program to existing cruise terminal 8 (CT8) in order to support passenger and logistics operations for Disney Cruise Lines new 4200 passenger Dream and Fantasy cruise ships. Project also included new 999 space parking garage and elevated walkway connecting the garage to the terminal. Design considerations insured the expansion preserved the appearance of iconic Disney terminal.




PORT EVERGLADES, FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Cruise Terminal 2

Phil Crannell, Principal-in-Charge and Lead Planner


Responsible for Cruise Terminal 2 programming, design and engineering services for conversion and expansion of an existing terminal into a Home Port facility capable of handling the mega-ship market. The 60,000 SF 2 story facility can accommodate up to 3,400 passengers and their luggage. This terminal is the homeport for Princess Cruise Lines on the east coast.



PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA
Planning, Design, and Program Management

Phil Crannell, Principal-in-Charge and Lead Planner 


PLANNING, DESIGN, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, PERMITTING, AND CONSTRUCTION SERVICES FOR OVER 50 YEARS

CH2M (formerly CH2M HILL) acquired Gee & Jenson in 2002. G&J served the Canaveral Port Authority as consulting engineers continuously since 1954 and has been responsible for planning, permitting, and design of all waterfront facilities at Port Canaveral. CH2M also provides marine and upland facility condition assessments, inspections, review of proposed tenant improvements, stormwater management, berthing studies, hurricane risk analyses, upland utility systems design, dredge spoil management, and wastewater reuse system design.

Provided master planning services for Cruise Terminal (CT) 6 and 7. Services included site master planning, berth master planning, mooring systems planning, mobile gangway planning, underwater scour systems study, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and FDEP permits, design of the pier, bulkhead walls, mooring structures, scour protection system, dredging, and mobile gangways.


PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA
Disney Cruise Terminal Master Plan

Phil Crannell, Principal-in-Charge and Lead Planner


Prepared master plan for Disney Cruise Lines first Home Port cruise terminal. Special considerations were made in plan to showcase Disney cruise ship and shape passenger arrival experience specified by Disney branding and marketing staff. Oversaw completion of master plan and continue to manage terminal enhancements required for new generation of ships on behalf of port.






















PORT OF PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Program Management

PLANNING, DESIGN, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, PERMITTING, AND CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

Relocate the cruise operations from the mid-port area to the north; increase berth availability; and relocate the Port's main container tenant to a consolidated area mid-port. The projects were coordinated with concurrent construction of a new cruise terminal/office and elevation of US1 through north/south center of the Port. Improvement of container operations areas included: elimination of obstacles; relocation and upgrades of utilities; design of storm drainage upgrades per the Master Drainage Plan and NPDES; rail realignment; and the installation of high-mast lighting per the Master Lighting Plan (by CH2M). The complex sequencing allowed uninterrupted cargo operations and maximum utilization of available cash flow.























PORT OF TAMPA, FLORIDA
Cruise Terminal 2 Expansion

Phil Crannell, Principle-in-Charge


Responsible for design and engineering services for the Port of Tampa's 80,000 sf Cruise Terminal 2 expansion project. The design transformed an existing terminal that was incapable of handling modern cruise vessels into a state-of-the-art Home Port passenger facility capable of accommodating the unique passenger access requirements of Carnival Cruise Line's 2,600 + passenger Fantasy class ships.



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PORT OF HOUSTON, TEXAS

Bayport Terminal Complex


Phil Crannell, Principal-in-Charge 


PROGRAM AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT FOR THE FIRST PHASE OF A $1.2 BILLION COMPLEX


PORT-WIDE SECURITY/RISK ASSESSMENT AND GIS WEB DEVELOPMENT


REDUCED PROJECT COSTS BY $70 MILLION


CRUISE TERMINAL LAYOUT WAS DEVELOPED AFTER CONDUCTING A MULTIPLE CITY TOUR OF CRUISE TERMINALS WITH THE CLIENT AND AFTER DETAILED DISCUSSIONS WITH CRUISE LINE EXECUTIVES



Supported the Port of Houston Authority start with the cargo portion of the Bayport Terminal Complex as the Phase 1A Program Manager. The challenge was to begin the long-term development of this greenfield facility and help set the path forward. As the startup program manager, assisted the Port staff in developing the initial project standards and design criteria manual for the facilities. Firm was involved in the initial development of standards for design and construction contracts, wharf and site design criteria, bidding procedures, and construction oversight procedures as well as helping the Port address contractor issues, conform to environmental conditions, and the development of wharf, pavement, and utility concepts that would carry forward to future phases of the container terminal development.


Selected to complete the master planning for the Bayport Cruise Terminal Complex in Houston, Texas, and the design and construction documents for the first cruise terminal simultaneously. Designing a terminal simultaneously with the planning of the entire development improves efficiency by allowing for adjustments of master plan to be as efficient as possible for the three terminals. The master planning role included development of the circulation of passengers and vehicles, development of staging and queuing areas, parking layout, terminal and berth layout, and market forecasting of the cruise business.

Services also included providing architectural design for the terminal buildings with civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering, and landscape architecture in addition to waterfront structural engineering of bulkheads, coastal engineering, dredging design, mooring design, and electrical engineering for the wharf design. We also provided permitting support for the Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the site development.


PORT OF GALVESTON, TEXAS
Galveston Cruise Terminal Renovation

Phil Crannell, Principle-in-Charge


Responsible for design and engineering services for conversion of a two-story historic cotton warehouse built in 1929 into a modern 55,000+ SF Home Port cruise terminal, capable of servicing the largest cruise ships. The project also entailed renovating 1,000 linear feet of wharf as well as numerous offsite improvements.



PENNSYLVANIA

NAVAL SHIPYARD, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia Cruise Terminal

Phil Crannell, Principal-in-Charge and Lead Planner


Responsible for a design that converted a two-story historic rigging warehouse built in 1874 into a modern 44,000 SF cruise terminal. The Home Port terminal accommodates cruise ships with more than 3,000 passengers. Also responsible for renovating the existing 900-foot timber and concrete pier to accommodate larger cruise ships.




CALIFORNIA


PORT OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Cruise Terminal at Pier 27

Phil Crannell Principal-in-Charge


Prepared program and conceptual designs to renovate existing warehouse on historic maritime platform into a 150,000 sf home port cruise terminal capable of accommodating ultra class cruise ships. Design challenge centered on minimizing new loads on platform to avoid seismic upgrade requirement plus integration of private office operations into constrained site in manner that allowed for separated vehicular flows between cruise terminal and commercial areas.








PORT OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Cruise Terminal at Piers 30-32

Phil Crannell, Principal-in-Charge


Responsible for the programming and design of cruise and maritime specific components for the proposed 13 acre mixed use waterfront complex located on Piers 30 and 32. The cruise terminal program included a 120,000 sf two-level passenger terminal, and a pier organized to accommodate two berths at 880 and 1,200 ft.








PORT OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Cruise Terminal Renovations for Berths 93A & B


Phil Crannell, Principle-in-Charge


Updated program and conceptual designs prepared by port staff to current cruise line and terminal manager requirements. Project required renovation of existing 288,000 sf Home Port cruise terminal into a facility capable of accommodating ultra class cruise ships. Emphasis on conversion of 1st floor warehouse area and loading dock into passenger check-in and luggage lay-down and claim area. Site circulation and logistic studies were included in the assignment. Programmed elements and conceptual designs were incorporated into the contract documents and the renovated terminal is in use today as the ports primary Home Port cruise terminal.



PORT OF SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

B Street Cruise Terminal Expansion & Renovation


Phil Crannell, Principle-in-Charge


Prepared the conceptual designs for two 150,000 sf each passenger terminals on top of an existing maritime finger pier. Designs illustrated how a pair of 2 story cruise terminals could be placed on a very narrow site and accommodate simultaneous processing of 2 ultra class cruise ships. Also included was a 900 space parking garage and small street side retail area.




ALABAMA

CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA
Cruise Market Feasibility Study

Phil Crannell, Principal-in-Charge and Lead Planner


Studied feasibility for city to develop a cruise business. Examined navigational, logistical, financial, economic and marketing issues related to development of this segment of the tourism business in the city. Also reviewed how cruise tourism could compliment existing land based tourism products. Services included cruise terminal site assessments, master planning and conduct of public workshops and presentations to cruise industry. Recommendations lead city to develop a 2600+ passenger Home Port terminal. The city is now considered one of the Gulf's important cruise ports.


CANADA

PORT OF HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA
Cruise Terminal Master Plan

Phil Crannell, Principal-in-Charge and Lead Planner


Cruise port and waterfront development consultant. Retained to help Seawall Properties create options for master planning and redevelopment of The South Pier's 180,000 sf of cargo sheds, 2,000 feet of wharf and an adjacent 15.6 acres related site area. Services included master planning, conceptual design and cruise industry marketing.


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