National Port Master Plan (NPMP), NPMP Decree Preparation, and Activity Design (Indonesia)

Indonesia mandated the Directorate General of Sea Transportation (DGST) to prepare a National Ports Master Plan (NPMP) by June 2010 as part of the country’s port reform efforts, however the first version of the plan failed to meet technical expectations. … Read More

Vanuatu: Ensuring Competition and Competitive Pricing

Nathan provided multiple services to Vanuatu’s telecommunications regulator from 2011-2013: analyzing market dominance, drafting guidelines for competition, investigating possible anti-competitive pricing, and advising on interconnection rates. This work entailed such activities as gathering and examining financial and market data, synthesizing … Read More

Namibia, Economic Market Study for Strategic Expansion of Walvis Bay Container Terminal

The Port of Walvis Bay is located near trade shipping routes that traverse the Cape of Good Hope and provide cargo service connecting Asia with southern and western Africa as well as South America. As traffic volume increased, the state-owned … Read More

Economic Regulation of Airlines Ticket Pricing in India

Nathan conducted a study for the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Ministry of Civil Aviation of the Government of India, which defined “predatory” and “excessive” pricing within the context of India’s civil aviation sector. The study also assisted the Ministry … Read More

Brazil, Technical Assistance for Tancredo Neves International Airport Master Plan

Nathan provided expert technical assistance to Ministry of Economic Development to define the master plan for developing the Tancredo Neves International Airport (TNIA) as an international gateway for passengers and cargo in Minas Gerais in Brazil. We defined the conditions … Read More

Independent Engineer Due Diligence Analysis for a Mineral Port in Colombia

The Port Society of Puerto de Mamonal is one of the major maritime terminals located in the Port of Cartagena, and has recently specialized in the handling of coal exports. The Inter-American Corporation for Infrastructure Financing (CIFI), together with Dutch … Read More

Development of a Public Private Partnerships Topic Guide

DFID commissioned various topic guides in the area of private sector development and economics, including the PPP Topic Guide, which Nathan Associates was retained to write. This topic guide seeks to provide a basic introduction for non-specialists looking for a … Read More

Strategic Assessment of the São Sebastião Container/ Vehicle Concession Opportunity (Brazil)

The primary objective of this study was to assess the impact of the proposed development plan of São Sebastião, a major container terminal in Santos. A secondary objective was to assess the impact of the proposed terminal on truck traffic … Read More

Peru, Advisory Services on Telecommunications Regulation

Peru’s telecom regulator, Organismo Supervisor de Inversión Privada en Telecomunicaciones (OSIPTEL), sought advice on the implementation of telecom regulations outlined in the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA). Nathan analyzed in depth the U.S regulatory experience with unbundling network elements. … Read More

Port Market Assessment, Colombia

With Colombia’s strategic geographic location at the mouth of South America, which provides port access to both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts and proximity to the Panama Canal and U.S. markets, Columbia is an attractive option for international companies looking … Read More

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