Hackett Associates was established in August 2007 to provide expert consulting research and advisory services to the international maritime industry, government agencies and international institutions.

Founder Ben Hackett brings over thirty-five years of experience in liner shipping, ports, international economics, trade and transportation planning as well as in-depth knowledge of the industry to Hackett Associates, LLC.

The company draws on a team with considerable expertise and a well-established track record to provide the right expertise for the job, working either independently or teamed with other consultants.

Hackett Associates, thereby, offers a broad range of management solutions and research capabilities and is the ideal consulting company to provide strategic advice and assess future trade issues.

Hackett Associates also produces two monthly newsletters monitoring container trade at major ports with port specific forecasts. The Global Port Trackers currently cover 12 North American and 6 North European ports.

The Global Port Tracker: North Europe Trade Outlook was launched in September 2010 in joint cooperation with the Bremen Institute for Shipping Logistics, (ISL). This newsletter covers both import and export volumes, whereas the North America Trade Outlook focuses on the import trade.

Visit the website www.globalporttracker.com

For further information: +1.202.558.5292 | +44.20.7993.2824 | ben@hackettassociates.com