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MariNova Consulting Ltd.

MariNova Consulting Ltd. specializes in a broad range of marine transportation consulting services. We have many years of experience in port marketing, container shipping, short sea shipping and the ferry industry. We have done extensive work relating to Canada’s gateway program, particularly on the east coast. MariNova’s president, James Frost has 35 years of experience in various aspects of the shipping and port industries. Along with our strategic partners, we provide creative solutions and thinking, based on real industry experience, not theory. We give you practical, do-able options. MariNova is headed by James (Jim) Frost, MA, MBA. He is a marketing and business development specialist, experienced in port marketing, short sea shipping, expedition cruise and ferry operations. He has been involved in a number of start-ups, having developed and managed a container feeder service as well as a new cruise product.

Mr. Frost is well versed in recent trends in world shipping and how ports and shipping lines can exploit them to their fullest advantage. He has also developed strategies to significantly increase traffic on government-owned and operated ferry services. Since its establishment in 1995 MariNova has worked on over 135 different projects for a variety of private and public-sector clients. Our experience and expertise lies in the following areas:

  • Multimodal "Gateway" Strategies and Analysis
  • Port Marketing Strategies
  • Short Sea Shipping Market and Feasibility Studies
  • Ferry Industry Analysis and feasibility
  • Business Development Studies and StrategiesPort Divestiture Studies and Strategies
  • Inland Terminal Studies
  • Waterfront Planning

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