Mercator International is the trusted, independent, and experienced advisor to stakeholders across the global transportation sector.


Mercator International’s primary assets are its people. A diverse range of experience ensures well-rounded perspectives and insights. The team at Mercator International, LLC, has worked in senior management and front-line positions for:

  • Ocean carriers
  • Stevedores and terminal operators
  • Investment banks and funds
  • Port authorities
  • Academic institutions
  • Terminal operating system developers
  • Third-party logistics providers
  • Railroads
  • Freight forwarders
  • Air freight companies
  • Beneficial cargo owners
  • Engineering firms

Mercator International leverages the knowledge and experience of its consultants in advising clients ranging from some of the largest global operations to small to mid-size companies looking to grow.

Mercator International’s insight and analysis are sought by organizations looking to make investment decisions, grow their businesses, and plan for the future.

Mercator’s extensive network of contacts provides access to information that cannot be gleaned from economic data alone.

Mercator’s consultants transform data into the types of actionable knowledge that its clients need to increase efficiency and enhance value.

Mercator International has global market intelligence, data, and models that provide insights that no other consultants can offer.

Mercator International’s Team

Mercator International’s team effectively bridges real, long-term experience with advanced and innovative analytical capabilities.

Mercator’s consultants have worked for some of the largest (and smallest) companies in the industry, and have lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and while none have lived in Africa, we have lead numerous projects there as well.

Mercator International has large-firm capabilities with the staffing flexibility to address both small-scale and large-scale projects.

Mercator’s consultants have the requisite experience to clearly understand and appreciate the complexities surrounding every aspect of global transportation and logistics.

View the complete Mercator International team.

What’s In A Name?

Gerardus Mercator was a 16th-century cartographer who developed the map projection which bears his name, and is used to this day by Google Maps and others.

The magic of the Mercator projection is that it was the first to allow sailors to determine a line of constant compass bearing by simply plotting a straight line, or rhumb line, on the map. Without this innovation, trade – and the economic development that accompanied it – would have been slowed as sailors would have lacked the tools to plot the course to reach their destination.

The consultants at Mercator International provide advisory services that allow clients to plot a direct path to success through a complex commercial, operational, and regulatory environment.

For examples of how Mercator International has helped clients plot a course to success, visit our Project page.