DS Research started 2014 as an independent market research company for the container terminal industry. We publish market reports and offer tailor-made market analysis.
Our services help you to evaluate the market environment, market potential, companies/ competitors, opportunities and risks that apply to your business. A systematic approach ensures understanding and coverage of market development, trends and key facts. Our analysis therefore form the basis for sound business decisions.
The company was founded by Daniel Schäfer, who has a background as a professional market analyst for over 15 years. Before he started his own business, he was employed for many years with a consultancy and with the strategy and marketing department of an international renewable energy company.
The first report on the container terminal industry has been compiled in 2003.
Our published market reports provide fundamental market information at an affordable price.
We focus on the latest knowledge concerning market development and trends.
Our reports are executive style and meant to be scanned quickly.
Ports - Container Terminal Industry:
July 2016, 170 pages; Price: 1.750,- €
Market report on upcoming container terminal projects
July 2014, 420 pages, 4 separate sections; Price: 3.500,- €
Market report on container throughput, projects, equipment
DS Research offers tailored market research and analysis to meet your needs and answer your specific questions. We provide comprehensive and neutral market insights, by making expert interviews, extracting company information, reference lists and project lists.
Our expertise includes:
- Market and competitor analysis
- Customer satisfaction surveys
- Industry sector surveys and benchmarking
- Trade and volume forecasting
Our market research covers world or regional markets. Results are confidential and made available only to the client.
Our main clients are companies in the maritime sector, such as equipment manufacturers and their suppliers, container terminal operators, port authorities, dredging companies, and consultant companies.
Our client base is international, reference customers are:
Market Reports - Container Terminal Industry:
Press & Articles:
(Port Strategy, 10/2014)
(International Transport Journal, 9/2014)
(WorldCargo News, 7/2014)