Examples of case studies
Analysis of competitive advantages in the steel products manufacturer's logistics
Being hired by the one of the largest steel producers in cooperation with Metal Expert Consulting, ISM's expert team was involved in evaluation of supply chains for different origins, assessing optimal shipping lots for the certain trade route depending on importer’s demand and capacities, duration, limits in possible ports of loading and discharge, etc. As a result, we provided accurate freight rates, both current and historic, for over 200 routes spanning the last 10 years. This analysis provided valuable insights into route cost-effectiveness and efficiency, empowering the company to make informed logistics decisions based on historical pricing trends.
Selecting the optimal location for a new production facility of a grain trader
ISM's expert team was contracted by a large grain trading company to evaluate future supply chains and logistics costs of an each of five potential locations for the construction of a new grain terminal. The study also involved a thorough examination of nearby ports and terminals, along with their associated costs. To gain a comprehensive understanding, ISM's expert team calculated both current and historical (for the past five years) voyage freight rates from all the nearby ports to the ports of discharge in countries of potential importers.
Market study for investing in bulk carrier
ISM's expert team conducted a comprehensive market analysis for the client's tonnage segment and region. The research included an archive of weekly voyage-basis rates for shipments of specific cargo lots from 2016 till 2022 and weekly round-voyage TCE assessments in order to understand the dynamics of ship owners’ daily earnings. The analysis also included an examination of dry cargo seaborne export volumes and ports infrastructure analysis in the Baltic, Mediterranean and Black Sea regions.
Voyage freight estimator producing for a fertilizers trader
We have created the universal ‘Freight Evaluator’ (TCT/TCE to voy bss rates or vice versa) for the needs of a large fertilizers and chemical trader (with the minimum of characteristics to be entered for whatever vessel size - thanks to related models of optimal speed/fuel consumptions, typical correlation of total holds capacity/DWCC, installed disbursement database etc.)
Providing archive freight rates for steel shipments for MENA importers
Since large steel producers and importers from MENA requested us to provide them with freight dynamics for shipments of steel billets, rebars and HRC from the Black Sea to
North Africa, ISM expert team presented a 5-year archive of weekly freight indications for transportation of billets, HRC, rebars in 5,000 t, 10,000 t, and 25,000 t lots from Ukraine, Russia, and Turkey to North African ports, mentioning differentials for different loading/discharge rates.