>> USA tariffs on steel imports. more.

>> The new silk road. more.

>> The importance of inland connectivity. more.

>> Changing picture on the Far East – WCSA trade lane. more.

>> USA tariffs on steel and aluminium. more.

>> Top 10 shipping lines control the deep sea market. more.

>> Indonesia cabotage.more.

>> Panamax vessels.more.

>>UNCTAD liner shipping connectivity index.more.

>>New freight forecasts for Network Rail.more.

>>Global supply and demand for container shipping.more.

>>Mid Wales and Marches freight strategy.more.

>> MDST's projections for 2017.more.

>> SM Line - its first months.more.

>> North American East Coast Port Expansion.more.

>> Japan-EU Trade Deal.more.

>> The Ocean Network Express.more.

>> The Qatar crisis: impact on container shipping services.more.

>> Maritime Professional Services Award.more.

>> Invest in rail freight to cut road congestion.more.

>> South Bradford Lorry Parking Study.more.

>> New Mega Alliances.more.

>> Businesses have their say on freight transport in the Marches.more.

>> Free trade zones at UK ports & airports.more.

>> Non alliance shipping lines.more.

>> New mega alliances.more.

>> Transpacific - port coverage from April 1st.more.

>> Are direct services becoming less attractive for shipping lines?. more.

>> What happens to the small ships post Panama Canal expansion?. more.

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We are constantly monitoring and interpreting market developments for our clients and searching for issues and opportunities which they should address.  A selection of our recent thinking on key issues in the freight and logistics markets are provided below.

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Impact of container shipping alliances for the European market (MDS Transmodal presentation, November 2014).

Economic perspectives for the container industry - implications for the European intermodal sector (MDS Transmodal presentation, November 2014).

The potential impact of ECAs on the strategy in the unitload sector (MDS Transmodal presentation, November 2014).

Competitiveness of RoRo and container sectors in Europe and the Baltic (MDS Transmodal presentation, September 2014).

Maritime trade - past, present and (medium term) future (MDS Transmodal presentation, July 2014).

Market overview of global and Mediterranean regional port market (MDS Transmodal presentation, April 2014).

The case for the well-informed shipper (MDS Transmodal presentation, April 2014).

Role of ports industry in coal and gas (MDS Transmodal presentation, March 2014).

Global outlook for RoRo market (MDS Transmodal presentation, February 2014).