Our economists, industry and financial experts have a sound understanding of the maritime sector and provide our clients with in-depth knowledge in the fields of port, shipyard and shipping economics.  In 2011, OSC was acquired by Royal HaskoningDHV. With over 300 projects completed in more than 65 countries since the acquisition, OSC provides global bespoke consultancy services to over 200 different clients from our offices in London, Rotterdam , Singapore and Dubai.   Read more

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A look back at 2020 as ports steer ahead

In 2020, the port sector faced its biggest challenge in recent history. In the face of a global pandemic and varying states of lockdown throughout the year, port operators and their stakeholders were forced to adapt in several ways – from social distancing, to meeting uncommon patterns of demand.

After grim early projections from the IMF , the sector has in fact shown strength in weathering the storm – and a shift from offline to online retail has created more space for optimism.
In our latest business briefing, we take a look at the data and provide a comprehensive review of the trends and insights from 2020, as ports look ahead to 2021 and beyond.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Container Port Volumes and Shipping Lines

As container ports and liner shipping sectors enter the initial phases of recovery from measures put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, recent data together with evidence from the 2008 financial crisis indicate that recovery will likely vary between and across regions. In the first of our Market Insights, we outline the regional recovery forecasts and review the impact of COVID-19 on liner shipping, port operators and authorities and port valuations.