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>> 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.

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>> 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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Planning

The consultancy develops transport ‘needs’ cases for new rail freight facilities and port infrastructure to aid planning applications for private sector developers and the owners of port infrastructure.  This involves setting out the policy arguments in favour of the proposed development, analysing the market environment and modelling existing traffic flows, developing demand forecasts and examining the advantages and disadvantages of potential alternatives to the proposed development. 

We also undertake analysis of infrastructure capacity in terms of, for example, the availability of train paths and the analysis of loading gauge for rail freight services.

Our work in relation to planning applications always involves working with barristers and solicitors, as well as planning consultants and other members of the consultancy team such as environmental consultants.  This planning work frequently involves liaison with the managers of road, rail and inland waterway infrastructure and supporting planning consultants in their discussions with planning authorities.