Seaport Growth and Seaport District Development

seaport district developmentSeaports have wide-ranging and demanding operating environments which are becoming substantially more complex. Seaport ownership entities share a range of common objectives including the increase of profitability, mitigation of environmental impacts, balancing labor needs, increasing productivity, modernizing and development of infrastructure and security. These elements make for a challenging agenda for organizations that typically have limitations on their resources.

GLDPartners is uniquely positioned to partner with seaport owners and operators to pinpoint asset competitiveness and navigate evolving supply chain markets. These competences are organized to facilitate revenue development, infrastructure business cases and land monetization. GLDPartners delivers an intense focus on: 1) an intelligence driven forward-look at how sectors and supply chains are evolving, and 2) a refined measurement system of supply chain and competitiveness. Depending on the circumstances, we adapt this well-informed grounded market view to support creative project infrastructure financing solutions.

Seaport Revenue Growth

seaport revenue growthGLDPartners’ understanding of seaport, railroad management, trade development, supply chain management and sector intelligence serves as a backdrop for our emphasis on cargo revenues and vessel lane development. Our extensive knowledge of key global maritime cargo supply chains affords us the ability to match evolving market opportunity to the specific circumstances of our client’s assets.

By interpreting changing markets and refining as revenue opportunity niches, we assess risks associated with exiting supply chains and pinpoint new market opportunities. This information is cross-analyzed versus other supply chain options (seaport competitors) to yield a strong business offer. Armed with a perspective on market requirements, we translate the seaport business case to a highly developed business proposition that is presented to the shipper and in many cases, the outsourced logistics management provider.

Seaport District Development

seaport container yardSeaports have long-served as global gateways for a range of business activity, but increasingly there is a recognition that a range of manufacturing and cargo handling activities can be benefited by close proximity to a seaport with strategic connections to important global markets. This trend has created significant asset value to some seaport ownership groups, or to nearby property owners. Development of onsite or offsite assets that facilitate increased cargo volumes are a boon to the seaport bottom-line and can produce lucrative land transactions.

GLDPartners uses the developed market and competitiveness metrics to support an asset monetization strategy that defines market value and matches to a physical development plan.

Often, to increase volume capital investment is required. Depending on the ownership structure of a particular port, private, public, public/private partnership there are varied options available to finance needed capital improvements. GLDP has relationships with top engineering firms to properly scope out the details and costs of the capital improvements. If a port operator has an established relationship with an engineering firm, GLDP will work with that firm in establishing the scope of work and costs. Beyond the scope of work and costs, GLDP has expertise in identifying funding sources, public and private, and will work with you through financial close.

Growth strategy around business and ocean cargo:

  • Understand market-to-market economic linkages
  • Maximize existing service