Ports and Logistics
Through teams of economists, regulatory experts, policy analysts, and specialists in all modes of transportation, ICF delivers multidisciplinary expertise and objective guidance to clients in the growing area of maritime transportation and logistics.
Strengthened by the acquisition of GHK Holdings Limited, our track record includes multiyear engagements with some of the world's largest container ports and waterfronts.
ICF supports ports and logistics clients with expertise in:
Freight Policy and Planning
ICF helps federal, state, and local governments and the private sector improve the efficiency of freight systems and advance freight policy and planning to support economic growth and environmental sustainability.
ICF's expertise is built on an integrated approach that draws on expertise in trucking, rail, marine, aviation, and intermodal goods movement. ICF's freight experts include economists, engineers, planners, statisticians, and policy analysts. We bring experience in analysis of supply chain performance measures, freight economic impacts, and technologies and strategies related to international, interstate, and urban delivery of goods.
ICF leads the field in performing policy, program, and regulatory analyses related to freight transportation. Our work spans a variety of policy areas, including safety, security, energy, environment, and economics. We have supported the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on some of the most important regulations affecting the trucking industry and have assessed the implications of international trade and cross-border transportation.
ICF has supported the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and state agencies in developing performance measures related to freight, measuring the end-to-end performance of supply chains, modeling future scenarios, and visualizing freight performance data.
For FHWA and the Transportation Research Board (TRB), ICF has supported the evaluation of freight transportation infrastructure investments by developing tools for benefit-cost analysis and economic impact analysis. Our expertise in commodity flow analysis has helped state and local governments enhance their economic competitiveness.
ICF has played a major role in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and policies to enhance the environmental sustainability of freight transportation. We have led numerous emissions and energy-related studies focusing on truck, rail, and marine transportation.
ICF's work has involved extensive contact with trucking companies, railroads, port authorities, air carriers, shippers, and logistics providers. We frequently engage the freight industry to better understand the technical and operational opportunities to improve freight system efficiency and minimize community impacts.