Economic Development


Ports and Logistics


Economic Impact Assessment


Strategic Planning

Ports and Logistics

With advancing globalization international trade patterns are rapidly changing. New markets are opening up and existing markets are being increasingly subject to new and challenging competitive pressures. These challenges create the need for new responses in the transportation and logistics sector. Helping to manage these challenges and maximize the opportunities they present to succeed in such a rapidly changing environment lies at the heart of the GD Economics ports and logistics practice. Our clients include port and airport authorities and operators, transport and logistics service providers, investors and financial institutions to whom we provide the following services:

• Independent market assessments / market due diligence
• Traffic forecasts
• Feasibility studies and investment appraisals
• Economic and social impact assessments
• Strategic planning and port master planning


Preparation of Vendor Market Report for a container terminal in North America

Review of United States and Mexico port portfolio in the ro-ro Industry: Port/Terminal investment due diligence support

Valuation of CXP Terminal at Changshu

Review of United States East Coast Ports: Port/Terminal investment due diligence support

Review of Northport Masterplan

Port Training Module - IDB

Jakarta Port Cost and Revenue Study

Market Due Diligence for a South American Bulk Port

China Break Bulk Port Sector Review

Congestion Study for the South Asia Pakistan Terminals (SAPT), Karachi Hutchison Port Holdings

Java Port and Logistics Market, Indonesia

Port of Tema, Ghana, Independent Traffic Study

Port of Boston Market Study, US Massports

Port Alberta

Assessment of the Port of Prince Rupert Development Plan

North America Container Terminal Development Feasibility Study

Hong Kong Port- Cargo Forecasts and Master Planning

Master Plan – Port Klang, Malaysia

Independent Market Assessment – Port of Manzanillo, Mexico

Economic Impact Assessment – Port of St. John's, Newfoundland

Feasibility of Port Operations – Port of Toronto

Economic Development Strategy - Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Economic Impact Assessment – Vernon Regional Airport

Alaska Canada Rail Link Inc., Pacific Rim Trade Corridor Study

Future Guidelines on State Aids for Port Infrastructure, European Union (EU) European Commission