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We work with port owners and investors, their customers, adjacent landowners and port stakeholders on projects to build competitive advantage and profitable supply chain services for containers, ro-ro, bulk, & project cargo handling. 

Our work is wide-ranging and includes port master plans, business strategy development, business case building, capacity planning, capex reviews, port benchmarking, KPI and new opportunity analysis.

Recent PCLP assignments

review of long term market growth prospects in the UK ports sector for a global investment bank
- acquisition research and port site selection advice for an international logistics service provider in the Steel market
- North Sea port: market and port traffic appraisal for funding options in a new facility in partnership with EY
- port and waterborne freight adviser for DfT modal shift grants review in partnership with Arup

Mainland Europe
- market analysis for potential investor in European RoRo ferry operation
- Baltic Sea RoRo logistics hub: benchmarking of existing and planned investments in port capex and maintenance
- Turkey: due diligence on Turkish ports investment plan


- port development plan appraisal and capital expenditure scrutiny for US Private Equity investment into existing port and container terminal


- West Africa: O&M adviser and peer reviewer on LTA team for 2.5m TEU container terminal development
manatee county port

- Gulf Port: new container terminal feasibility analysis and investment options for P3 transaction

We work with public and private sector organisations and have a particular interest in P3 arrangements (public private partnerships) and in port centric economic development to improve productivity and generate growth. Our work is international and through our networks we offer specialist advisory services on investment attraction, port selection, renewable energy facilities development, supply chain improvement, maritime business intelligence and intermodal freight strategies.

BPA conference 2013
Our relationship with the influential British Ports Association and its members ( includes origination of the BPA Dashboard with monthly, quarterly and annual tracking of
  • key economic statistics

  • UK port traffic and throughput statistics

  • international trade figures

  • trends on key commodities and services for ports including energy feedstocks, unitised freight, dry bulks, renewable energy and fishing

ESPO statistics, UK ports

In October 2013 Stephen Taylor presented updated UK Port statistics and key trends to delegates at the annual BPA Conference and in March 2014 Taylor presented a UK Ports market review for the ESPO Economic Analysis and Statistics working group meeting in London. For further details of our statistical services please contact us

Turn to international experience, proven strategies

Stephen Taylor PCLP

Port Centric Logistics Partners (PCLP) has the deep expertise and real-world experience needed to construct an intelligent, comprehensive strategy for ports and logistics hubs and their communities, including investment opportunity packages to public and private investors. As a “critical friend” or strategic adviser, PCLP and its associates thrive in multi-disciplinary and multi-partner projects to formulate investment solutions for Port owners, terminal operators, Port users and their stakeholders

Our Advisory Services

  • Interpret global logistics trends and dynamics to identify opportunities for your region/port
  • Market driven evaluation of your potential and capacity planning
  • Logistics system assessments for your port and its economic hinterland
  • Definition of critical infrastructure elements and port capacity analysis for logistics, property and facility strategies
  • Economic impact assessments for economic development and investment planning
  • Project financing strategy and solutions for investor attraction