Mr. Zachary has been the primary port planner for over 250 global container and rail intermodal terminals. He also has been the principal consultant for marine and intermodal terminal capacity analysis on seven projects for non-container cargoes. His projects represent over 24 million TEUs in new terminal capacity and over $7 Billion (USD) in full development costs. As of late 2021, he is currently performing technical oversight on four marine terminals as the financial investor’s technical advisor.
Mr. Zachary completed a full feasibility analysis for the Port of Quebec’s Beauport Container Terminal. The Port required a full analysis, including a market study, cargo forecasting, operational modeling and capacity analysis, inland rail analysis and cost estimates for the development of a 1.5 million TEU container terminal. Unfortunately, while the terminal made huge financial and economic sense, the Provincial politics of Quebec killed the project.
Mr. Zachary completed a major study for the Port of Long Beach as part of the Port’s updating of the Land Use Plan. Mr. Zachary was responsible for the land use planning, based on current technologies and market capture, for all non-container cargoes at the port. A critical component of the study was the development of a terminal capacity model for the Port's use. Mr. Zachary is currently involved in several updates to this study.
Mr. Zachary led a team of planners which developed conceptual plans for a 2 million TEU, semi-automated greenfield terminal in North America for APMT. Study was extremely short fused (less than 6 weeks) and included an in-depth capacity modeling analysis, CapEx cost estimate, OpEx estimate and equipment and labor staffing estimates.
Mr. Zachary served as a Principal Consultant with Advisian, the consulting services arm of the Worley Group. Worley served as Owner's Engineer for several banking and investment firms providing financial backing to container terminal and rail intermodal terminal development throughout the world. He has accomplished due diligence studies for 38 container, auto, intermodal rail terminals and the research and analysis of the sale or restructuring of four marine terminal operators.
Served as the Project Manager to the Port of Vancouver for the planning, design and construction of the Deltaport Terminal Road and Rail Improvement project (DTRRIP) which consists of road, rail and container yard improvements required to increase capacity of the Deltaport Terminal by 600,000 TEUs (to over 2 million TEUs). As part of the Port’s effort to increase the container handling capacity for Canada’s largest container terminal complex, Mike was responsible for the coordination and delivery of the DTRRIP project and supporting the Port’s effort for the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2, a multi-berth container terminal with potential capacity of 2.4 million TEUs.
Mike was engaged as the primary consultant for the project regarding port and inland supply chain distribution capabilities based on planned and existing port and rail infrastructure, shipper’s strategic distribution
and sourcing patterns and mega-region planning for transportation corridors. Responsible for supply chain survey of more than 100 shippers, carriers and port authorities to determine the decision criteria for routing and port selection.