In his previous position as senior advisor
at BMT Transport Solutions Roman Poersch played a leading role in the vendor
due diligence of the port holding EUROPORTS for the then owner Babcock &
EUROPORTS Holding Sarl manages a portfolio
of European terminal and logistics companies with locations among others in
Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Germany, Finland, Italy and Spain. Overall the 25
port terminals handle around 46 million tonnes of bulk and general cargo as
well as containers.
multi-month process Mr. Poersch was responsible for the preparation of economic
due diligence (portfolio, service and location assessments, sensitivity and
SWOT analysis, turnover and turnover forecasts). In subsequent sales rounds Mr.
Poersch supervised the seller in Q & A sessions.
The high-frequency ferry service
(“Traffic Machine”) between the ports of Rostock and Gedser connects
Germany with Denmark. Since 2011 the terminal facilities of both ports have
been rebuilt and finally two new RoPax ferries entered service (2016/17). The
doubling of capacity also necessitated the adaptation of the hinterland
connections of both ports.
Borchert has contributed significantly to the financing of short sea shipping.
In 2010 (TEN-T) and 2014 (CEF-T) Wilhelm Borchert successfully applied for
funding from the European Commission totalling EUR 30.8 million for the MoS
project. Since then Wilhelm Borchert advises the consortium of Scandlines and
the port of Rostock on strategic issues and supports the partners in the
project implementation. In addition, Wilhelm Borchert are responsible for the
entire reporting system.
Wilhelm Borchert advises the port
management Bremenports GmbH & Co. KG as well as the Bremen Senator for
Economy, Labour and Ports on questions of strategic financing of port projects.
Various projects were supervised, such as the construction of a LNG-powered
folding barge, the construction of a heavy goods terminal (OTB) and the renewal
of railway infrastructure (including modern control and traffic control
Since the beginning
of 2011 grants amounting to almost 8 million Euros – mainly from the European
TEN-T / CEF-T programs – have been generated and implemented. In addition,
other national and European funding opportunities for current or planned
projects are regularly examined. An important aspect of Wilhelm Borchert’s
consulting services is the strategic design of a corresponding project.
The ports of
Bremen and Bremerhaven are the core ports of the European Transport Network
(TEN-T) and thus of outstanding importance for European and German transport.
As one of the largest railway harbours in Europe, Bremerhaven holds a
lighthouse position. In addition, the city of Bremen has set an early
sustainable development strategy for their ports.
Following the 2015 climate agreement in
Paris international stakeholders, but especially from the European side, will
put greater pressure on the shipping companies to make their contribution to
the implementation of the climate goals that have been set. Over the last few
years the IMO and the European Commission have adopted a series of regulations
aimed at limiting emissions from seagoing vessels and making maritime services
Wilhelm Borchert currently supports a
consortium of German and Cypriot shipowners in the strategic decision-making
and financial implementation of planned energy efficiency measures. In a
fleet-overlapping project data on ship-side bunker use and emissions will be
collected, analysed and improved with the goal of sustainable energy efficiency
Various funding opportunities at national
and European level were examined for the customers. Based on our analysis and
strategic recommendations an application under the European CEF-T program for
50% funding was designed, prepared and successfully submitted on behalf of the
In April 2017
experts from all over the world came together at “La Suprema” to
discuss current topics and trends in ferry shipping at the two-day event. Roman
Poersch spoke about developments in the transport industry and their effects on