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CMR provides market research through its sister company, the Stamford Research Group (SRG) a specialist freight transport business advisory service.

SRG works with government organisations and industry, offering business strategy and management consultancy as well as economic services, market research and business analysis.

Ray Fenyoe of Stamford Research Group has 26 years consultancy experience within the transport industry, advising carriers, ports & terminals, equipment suppliers, shipbuilders, financial institutions, forwarders and logistics companies, consultancies, and state bodies in the UK and abroad.

His major expertise is in international container and intermodal transport, and his major strength is devising research solutions to business problems. As an independent consultant he has a support network of specialists and researchers.



Shipping:    deep-sea container
  short-sea and inland waterway
Rail and intermodal
Logistics and road haulage
Refrigerated and tank containers
Other special equipment and services

The Stamford Research Group combines professional analytical expertise and up-to-date knowledge of market developments with a thorough understanding of freight operations and a practical approach to consultancy. Services include:

  • Market studies: Market entry potential; niche and segmentation analysis; market size, shares, structures and behaviour; new product and service development; product and service evolution and improvement; image and customer satisfaction; competitor strategies.
  • Management consultancy: Business strategy; organisation structures; marketing and management information; effective use of human resource;: pricing; merger, acquisition and partnership strategies; shipping, distribution and logistics.
  • Feasibility: Planning and development: transport economics; supply and demand; international trade and financial forecasts; feasibility and cost benefit; investment evaluation.

Our consultants offer clients extensive experience as directors, senior managers, and strategic advisors in the freight transport industry. We are organised as a virtual corporation of independent consultants and specialist firms around the world, so that our project teams are tailored to the precise requirements of individual studies rather than the need to keep staff employed. With no overheads to speak of we give better value for money.

We provide an up-to date and thoroughly informed service. Our extensive transport library contains commercial information on industries, trades, companies and transport equipment, and we have Internet access. We offer an international trade data service, and are thoroughly conversant with international trade and transport statistics.

We keep abreast of commercial and technical developments and maintain close relationships with transport magazines such as Containerisation International, Cargo Systems International, and World Cargo News.

We market import and export statistics to the freight transport industry in association with Business and Trade Statistics Ltd.

Data is available for EU countries, Austria, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Canada, and the USA.

There are three UK databanks: international trade statistics for EU countries (Intrastat), and for all other countries (Extrastat); and Importer names for non-EU countries.

For Extrastat countries, monthly or annual data is provided in tonnes or value, in any combination of

  • Transport mode
  • UK port
  • Country of despatch/destination
  • Commodity at 1-5 digit SITC, or 9 digit TTCN

For Intrastat countries, similar statistics are provided for

  • Border crossing mode (sea, air, rail, road, Channel Tunnel, or pipeline)
  • Country of despatch/destination
  • Commodity at 1-5 digit SITC, or 9 digit TTCN

Importer names and addresses are also supplied on a monthly or annual basis. They are associated with commodities defined at any level of detail.

BP Shipping UK
British Maritime Technology UK
British Ports Federation UK
CSAV Chile
Canada Maritime Canada
County Nat West Ventures UK
Department of Environment, Transport, and Regions UK
Devonport Management Limited UK
EU DG VII, TACIS, Phare Belgium
EWT Netherlands
Gulf Agency Company Dubai
General Electric Information Services UK
GHK International Hong Kong
High-Point Rendel UK
Hyder UK
Inditalia Refcon India
Inmarsat UK
Intercontainer/Interfrigo Switzerland
Interpool-Traclease USA
Izar Shipyard Spain
Maersk SeaLand Denmark
Mahart Hungary
Maritime Strategies International UK
Mobil Oil UK
Nissho Iwai Bank Japan
OECD France
Ocean Group UK
Panama Canal Authority Panama
PLANCO Germany
Port of Barcelona Authority Spain
Portland Harbour Limited UK
Powell Duffryn (THPA, PDRP) UK
Price Waterhouse USA
Railfreight Distribution, Trainload Freight UK
Redcar Borough Council UK
Reliance Group USA
Richardson Lawrie Associates UK
Rolls-Royce UK
SNCF France
Sea Containers Services Bermuda
Sea-Land Services Netherlands
Scott Wilson Russia
Securicor Datatrak UK
Shell International Trading and Shipping UK
Suez Canal Authority Egypt
The MVA Consultancy UK
TecnEcon UK
Tiphook Container Rental/Tiphook Tank Rental UK
Transamerica Leasing USA
Through Transport Club UK
V.Ships Monaco

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