Joel Shirriff

Global Practice Lead - Transportation & Logistics

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

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 employed as a Manager at a major multi-cargo bulk export terminal for 15 years, supervising projects ranging from small upgrades and maintenance work, to major terminal expansions.

In his 12+ years with Ausenco, Joel has managed many terminal projects around the world, ranging from concept studies to design and construction projects, as well as third party review, inspection, and consulting services.

Joel has excellent working knowledge in the operation of multi cargo bulk terminals. This includes rail car loading at the mine site, receiving of cargo in unit trains using either bottom hopper or rotary dumper systems, as well as storage of materials in either open or covered stockpiles, with manual or automated reclaim to ship loaders serving Capesize marine vessels.

He is very familiar with the material handling requirements for 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, British Columbia (APEGBC).

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