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>> 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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Policy analysis and development

We provide analysis of policy issues related to the freight transport and logistics industries for a wide range of public sector clients such as the European Commission, national governments and regional and local authorities.  The work usually involves the analysis of freight transport and logistics markets, an appraisal of the case for market failure and a review of existing policy interventions.  We then develop a range of potential measures to address the issues that emerge, concluding with a criteria-based evaluation of potential interventions and recommendations for future policy measures.

Grant applications

The consultancy provides specialist advice in developing the case for grant funding based on applying the rules of each public sector scheme to the specific project that would be funded, which might relate to hard or soft infrastructure or a new transport service.  The consultancy provides advice on the potential for grant funding from public sector schemes, develops the outline case for funding and organises the required inputs, writes applications on behalf of clients and, following a provisional grant award, supports clients in carrying out negotiations with the funding body.

Our databases and transport models can be used to provide information for market feasibility studies and cost-benefit analyses that are frequently required for applications.  Our consultants’ knowledge of transport markets, freight transport costs and the policy context can be applied to maximise the potential for success.