Container Port (ph WorldMaritimeNews)

Market Assessment & Traffic Forecasting

IPC assignments typically involve the development of business strategies based on market research results, the development of traffic or sales forecasts and scenarios utilising market research as a significant input to statistical modelling, and the subsequent elaboration of financial and economic appraisals. Most such appraisals have related to the provision of new port infrastructure. Market assessments and forecasts have been carried out in the FSU (Former Soviet Union) and Eastern Europe as well as in China, India, Sri Lanka, North and Central America, and many western European countries, including the UK. IPC's problem-solving approach to all its projects is commercial, with an emphasis on robust and practical market-based analysis, and consultation with stakeholders, leading to imaginative and workable results and recommendations.