Project Development

As the global marketplace creates increasingly complex trading patterns and supply chain requirements, these factors can produce new opportunities for logistics hub assets such as airports, seaports and inland port/trade hubs and nearby areas. While there may be great opportunities, the market often-times has options and it’s important to recognize that the competition is adjusting to meet these same opportunities. As such, there are substantial risks in overestimating market potential and at the same time there are risks for being complacent. From our perspective, this dynamic condition advises that asset owners that accurately recognize their underlying market positioning and understand corresponding supply chain drivers will likely succeed if they take positive action. Those that are bystanders stand to risk current business, or forego significant opportunity.

With that backdrop, GLDPartners created a purpose-built team to assist both public and private clients to maximize value at high-opportunity transport and logistics assets. We have a substantial roster of success at or around seaports, airports and inland/railports where there are clear signs of emerging value. As examples, GLDPartners projects includes both business attraction and infrastructure development at airports and seaports, and is also involved with development of private assets that are located in the market-shed of key logistics hubs.

Identifying Business Opportunity

This is a particular strength of our firm and sits at the intersection of our partner’s expertise in market intelligence, supply chain management, competitiveness and risk analytics, infrastructure planning, economic development and project finance. At the heart of this work, our sector expertise and supply chain intelligence is the foundation and provides the critical basis for understanding business opportunity.

Our work is built on a real world, demand-driven foundation. Accurately identifying the broad opportunity is very important, but without measuring against the competition, this information is helpful but not particularly valuable. Our involvement increases revenues, improves profitability and is the underlying justification that supports development of key infrastructure.

Project Success Pedigree

In some situations it is about enhancing cargo through-put revenue, while in other situations the focus is about attracting physical corporate investment for distribution and value-add manufacturing facilities. We see logistics hub areas expanding their functional role because there are increasingly operational advantages to some supply chains for some part of the manufacturing process. This is reflected by the so-called “portcentric” business trend in various parts of the world, which from the perspective of our corporate advisory business as becoming more important.

With direct hands-on experience with global supply chains, presence in North America and Europe and a project success pedigree, GLDPartners is poised to support asset growth and development at and around high-opportunity logistics hub locations.

Airports and Airport Districts

GLDPartners assists airport operators, governments, airport authorities and investors in assessing business opportunities, performing competitive analyses, identifying customer needs and completing a strategic business plan.

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Seaports and Seaport Districts

GLDPartners can work with the port operator, cargo carriers, transportation providers, local industries and regional economic development organizations in maximizing the import and export potential of the port.

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Inland Port Districts

GLDPartners has economic development organization expertise as well as Short Line and Class 1 Railroad expertise that can help identify opportunities benefiting the region’s economy and the Short Line Railroad.

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Public-Private Partnerships

GLDPartners crafts go-to-market business propositions that help public and private entities meet their objectives.

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