Derik Andreoli

Partner at Mercator International

Based in Seattle, with 16 years of experience in transportation economics, international trade dynamics, and energy markets, Mr. Andreoli has conducted numerous economic and international trade forecasts.

Derik has a passion for exploring data, and he has a keen eye for not only recognizing patterns, but for recognizing when outliers mark important inflection points. Mr. Andreoli’s primary focus is on commercial analysis – forecasting tradelane, port, and terminal level volumes, rates, and revenues.

Mr. Andreoli also writes an Oil & Fuel column for Logistics Management magazine, and he regularly gives presentations on these subjects at logistics conferences. Prior to joining Mercator International, Mr. Andreoli conducted economic impact studies on freight transportation networks, cargo flows, and transportation infrastructure for regional and state governments.


  • Mercator International
  • Faculty affiliate, Harvard Business School, Microeconomics of Competitiveness
  • Lead instructor and researcher at the University of Washington


  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Washington
  • Master’s degree in Geography from the University of Washington
  • Graduate Certificate in Global Trade and Transportation
  • Doctoral Candidate in Geography from the University of Washington

“The best part of working at Mercator International is the access I have to the knowledge and experiences of the Partners and my coworkers. In our office, not only do we have guys that have held executive-level positions at ports, terminals, and liner companies, we also have guys that have first-hand experience doing things like operating cranes and designing ships. I can’t imagine anywhere else where such a small group has such diverse and complementary backgrounds and talents.”