Established in 2004, STS International specialises in feasibility studies, economic analysis and market appraisal of the shipping, freight and passenger transport sectors, with a particular focus upon the ferry business and unitised freight. STS International has particular expertise in the ferry sector (both passenger and freight segments), port and terminal management and all aspects of freight distribution associated with commercial short-sea shipping.


STS International has undertaken a wide variety of work for its clients including:

  • Commercial feasibility studies relating to new terminals, ships and services
  • Strategic reviews of specific freight and passenger markets
  • Creation of port development strategies
  • Financial appraisal and modelling
  • Policy evaluation
STSI also works regularly with a number of associates in complementary areas including the Halcrow Group, Reference Economic Consultants, Hackett Associates and Gannett Fleming.