Joel Shirriff

VP and GPL Transportation & Logistics

Joel is a globally recognised materials handling expert with 25+ years of experience in marine bulk terminal projects around the world.

Every commodity needs to be transported from its source to the end destination, and my goal is to develop systems to move this product as efficiently as possible to minimize costs and impact to the environment.

Joel is the Ausenco Global Practice Leader for our Bulk Terminals and Transportation business with over 25 years of experience in design, management, and execution of marine bulk terminal construction projects. He was previously employed as a Manager at a multi-cargo bulk export terminal for 15 years, supervising terminal expansions and major maintenance projects as well as managing the operation’s environmental systems.

In his 12 years with Ausenco, he has managed many terminal projects around the world, ranging from concept studies to design and construction projects, as well as specialty consulting, third party review and inspection services.  As part of his consulting practice, Joel focuses on services to improve the operations and maintenance of existing facilities, which includes simulation modelling and asset management.  In this capacity he applies his personal experience in managing issues around safety, and operational efficiency in multi-modal transportation and ship loading operations.

Joel has excellent working knowledge in the operation of multi cargo bulk terminals, and is very familiar with the material handling requirements for the receipt, storage and ship loading of coal, iron ore, metal concentrates, potash, fertilizers, agricultural products, phosphate rock and many other bulk cargos.

Joel specialises in:

  • Bulk terminal design and construction
  • Commodity transportation system studies
  • Asset optimisation studies
  • Operational audit studies
  • Due diligence consulting.

Joel is a Registered Professional Engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC).

Country experience:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Indonesia
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Namibia
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • USA.
Modern Containerized Bulk Handling
By Joel Shirriff

Recent developments in containerized bulk handling technology remove many of the challenges associated with conventional containers and offer opportunities for increased efficiency.

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Implementing Containerised Bulk Handling at Las Bambas
By Joel Shirriff

For the Las Bambas copper mine in Peru we integrated a modern multi-modal containerised bulk handling system into a conventional bulk terminal logistics system.

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Assessing System Throughput Capacity Using Simulation
By Joel Shirriff

Ausenco's system throughput simulation study helped Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal optimise their yard management strategy.

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Areas of expertise
Industrial
Transportation & Logistics
  • Asset Integrity
  • Marine Structures & Breakwaters
  • Bulk & Marine Terminal Design
  • Construction Management
  • Rail & Intermodal
  • Simulation & Optimisation
  • Transportation & Shipping Studies
Minerals & Metals
Transportation & Logistics
  • Asset Integrity
  • Marine Structures & Breakwaters
  • Bulk Terminal Design
  • Design & Construction
  • Simulation & Optimisation
  • Transportation & Shipping Studies
Oil & Gas
Transportation & Logistics
  • Asset Integrity
  • Marine Structures & Breakwaters
  • Design & Construction
  • Marine Terminal & Shipping Studies
  • Offshore Structures
  • Ports Master Planning
  • Simulation & Optimisation
  • Tank Farms