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>> 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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RORO and ferries

In the RORO and ferry sector the consultancy works for ports and ferry operators, government at all levels and financial institutions, providing the following services:

  • Market studies for services and port infrastructure, with a focus on determining market size and competition analysis  
  • Feasibility studies for services, covering both revenue and costs
  • Traffic and revenue forecasts for RORO terminals and related port infrastructure
  • Economic impact analyses for RORO services and port/terminal infrastructure
  • Commercial due diligence for RORO/ferry operators
  • Analysis of RORO port hinterlands
  • Grant applications for RORO and ferry services and related port infrastructure   

As well as having extensive experience of using official and industry statistics and being able to draw on its consultants’ knowledge of the relevant markets, MDS Transmodal is able to produce analyses from its own unique set of databases and transport models:

  • The Ferry Databank, which tracks the deployment of the world’s RORO vessels and ferries;
  • The World Cargo Database, which is a harmonised global database of trade flows at a detailed commodity level;
  • In-house RORO/ferry cost models;
  • Detailed bespoke analysis from the UK Government’s International Passenger Survey for passenger traffic between the UK and the rest of the world, as the consultancy has access to the detailed data on passenger movements from the UK’s Office of National Statistics.
  • The Great Britain Freight Model (GBFM), which is an economic simulation model that can be used to test the impact of changes in the policy and market environment on the flows of RORO freight traffic between Great Britain and Ireland or European continental mainland at a corridor and service level.

To find out more about our work in this sector, request our RoRo & Ferries Capability Statement here.