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Panama Canal development
Fifty year forecast scenarios for containership transits with and without building third set of locks to take up to 12,000 TEU vessels, focusing on competitive strength of US intermodal landbridge, for the Panama Canal Authority.

New German port
Assessment of requirement for new port at Wilhelmshaven or Cuxhaven to handle future mega containerships, for Hamburg/Bremen/Lower Saxony.

Port cargo forecasts
Forecasts of Hong Kong container traffic 1996-2016, for Government of Hong Kong. Our model forecast each principal component of throughput separately, and market research was used to assign values to the determining variables.

Container trade forecasts to 2011 for port of Barcelona
Market and economic study to inform assessment of Barcelona 2000 proposals for southward port extension.

Trade volume and revenue potential for River Trades Terminal
Due diligence study of the Tuen Mun terminal in Hong Kong.

Build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) schemes
Strategic adviser in UK DoI/Ports and Terminals Group study of the potential for British equipment suppliers.

Unitised berth demand forecast, business development, and marketing strategy
Viability of substantial proposed extensions to ro-ro and lo-lo capacity at Teesport, including the impact of Eurotunnel's Shuttle service on North Sea and Channel freight. Several other similar studies.

Competitivity of northern UK ports in trade with the continent
Competitive assessment of short sea shipping from Northern UK ports for promoters of the Northern Arc concept, with marketing strategy recommendations and evaluation of comparative internal and external costs.

Long term strategy
Commercial and economic strategy to 2030 associated with Portland Long Term Port Development Plan.

Sales and marketing
Strategies for Russian ports of Azov and Taganrog.

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