Mercator International works with a client base that spans the globe and the transportation spectrum.
Considering an acquisition, exit strategy, or strategic investment in a transportation asset? Mercator International has advised and executed buy- and sell-side due diligence transactions in the billions of dollars all over the world. Mercator offers a proven range of tailored solutions to conduct valuation, opportunity, and risk assessments from commercial, operational, and technical perspectives.
Mercator International conducts commercial, operational, and technical analyses to support strategic initiatives from port or terminal operators in areas such as: evaluating and structuring terminal concessions, developing port master plans, re-purposing existing sites, expansions, acquisitions, operational, and financial analyses among others.
Do you have the right people, processes, systems, equipment, and analytical horsepower to compete in a dynamic industry? Mercator International has worked in and managed marine and rail terminals, and has the analytical capabilities to help terminal operators strategically navigate complex situations and develop tactical initiatives.
The satisfactory resolution of litigation and arbitration disputes requires a high degree of technical expertise with deep industry knowledge. With considerable expertise in a wide range of freight and maritime transportation matters, Mercator International is regularly engaged by top law firms to provide expert analysis and testimony in support of clients in need of an authoritative opinion.
With an industry facing diverse challenges and in great flux, carriers must evaluate not only their own deployment strategies, but the deployment strategies of competitors as well. Mercator International has decades of experience assessing trade flows and has developed proprietary databases and models to assess the cost and service differentials of alternative vessel deployment strategies.
Freight volumes will continue growing rapidly but not evenly across geographies, modes, and equipment types. Do you have enough data, industry insight, and the analytical manpower to anticipate potential demand, bottlenecks, and risk/reward levels of future investments? Over the years, Mercator has built data repositories, time-tested analytical frameworks, and a network of contacts across all modes in the value chain to answer these critical questions.
Evaluating a potential investment or disposition of industrial real estate or infrastructure asset leveraged to international or domestic trade? Mercator International has the knowledge and mission-critical tools to assess the competitive position of strategic assets in the context of an everchanging value chains. Mercator has developed proprietary trade flow and transportation cost models to inform industrial real-estate strategies.
Do you have the most competitive rate and service packages from your service providers? Is your cargo routed in a manner that balances efficiency and customer demands? With international and domestic carriers constantly changing their prices and service offerings, Mercator will help your company to anticipate equipment and capacity shortages from international and domestic carriers. Mercator International has the data, tools, and knowledge to help you answer these questions.
Public agencies must find ways to increase service levels, and must do so with limited funding under an uncertain political context. Is it feasible to move forward with infrastructure improvements? Does privatization make sense? What will be the economic impact of new policies and/or investments? Mercator International provides the type of systematic and exhaustive analyses that public agencies need to make important decisions.
Mercator International provides a full range of services to independent business owners in the shipping and logistics sector who are looking to monetize all or some of their assets. Mercator works closely with business owners while managing the entire sales process – from valuing the assets, preparing memorandums describing the opportunity, to identifying potential buyers and managing the sales negotiations.