Maritime Markets

Well-targeted public and private investments require detailed knowledge of maritime markets

ISL assists companies and public institutions, for example, by developing market and competition analyses, transshipment forecasts and studies on maritime value creation and employment. 

In the course of our many years of activity and in close cooperation with our clients and partners, we have built up our own highly regarded databases. These databases fill a significant gap in the information available and are unique in this format: the Port Database, the Monthly Container Port Monitor and the Container Transport Model Europe

ISL's publications "Shipping Statistics Yearbook" and "Shipping Statistics and Market Review" provide a detailed insight into the maritime industry and its sub-markets including bulk shipping, tanker shipping and container shipping.

Fields of activity

  • Market and competition analyses for port and terminal operators 
  • Strategy and regional development for port locations 
  • Policy consultancy on maritime issues for the European Commission and various ministries 
  • Establish and maintain success indicators and dashboards for maritime organisations and companies



  • Market share and competitiveness analyses incl. visualisation 
  • Potential projections for seaports 
  • Elaboration on port development strategies 
  • Economic importance studies for various seaports 
  • Projection regarding anticipated ship sizes in container traffic, taking into account the cascade effect 
  • Geo-Dashboards for European Container Ports