NEWS

>> 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.

>> Maersk to acquire Hamburg-Sud and reinforce its presence on the Latin America routes. more.

>>£0.5 trillion of trade passes through UK ports. More.

>> The future of rail freight and private investment. More.

>> The Northern Freight and Logistics report. More. 

>> Oxford Cambridge Expressway Study. More.

>> The potential impact of Brexit on trade. More.

>> India - the impact of shipping lines’ consolidation and the cabotage rule change. More.

>> Iran – changes in maritime services post-sanctions. more.

>> 'India: The only way is up' say MDST in an article published by Lloyds List. More.

>> Hanjin’s collapse - A wake-up call to the industry? More.

>> Peak season 2016: could the seemingly more rational shipping lines restore stability to the market?. 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.