TREDPLAN-Ports: Helping Airports and Seaports Prepare for Global Changes

TREDPLAN-PortsTMEnables an airport or seaport to assess how its freight markets and competitive position will be affected by future changes in the economy, technology, climate and trade.


What can TREDPLANTM do for your airport or seaport?

  • Evaluate vulnerability risks and opportunities for your port, as industries and markets change over time.
  • Compare your port to competitors and peers to identify your market position in contested markets.
  • Assess how your port’s freight markets may change in the future relative to those of competitors and peers.
  • Assess your port’s relative reliance on various domestic and international trading partners.

Future Scenarios

  • Economic Shifts

  • Global Trade Shifts

  • Technology Change

  • Climate Change








Use Cases

  • Strategic capital investments
  • Coordinating transportation and economic development
  • Risk and Resiliency Analysis

TREDPLAN Elements 

Areas Covered - TREDPLAN scenarios are generated for all US international airports and seaports, as well as US counties. Customers specify their port of interest. TREDPLAN is configured to identify ports elsewhere in the US that serve similar domestic and international markets and then assess the effect of future scenarios on the port of interest relative to the competing or peer ports.


Scenarios. Use our preset scenarios to 2050, or we can set it up with customer-specified scenarios:

Economic Trend Scenarios:
  • Economy: recession, slump, severe cycles
  • Exchange rate shifts - dollar rise or crash
  • Energy price shifts - oil and electricity prices
Trade Scenarios
  • Tariffs and embargoes for commodities, countries
  • Port closures (temporary and long-term)
  • Transport fuel and operating costs
Climate Change Scenarios
  • Changes in heating and cooling degree-days
  • Incidence of tornados, floods and costs
  • Sea level rise, air or marine port closures
Technology Change Scenarios
  • Energy costs, heating and cooling efficiency
  • Autonomous and Connected truck fleets
  • E-commerce and supply chain processes
  • Education and technology adoption

Outcomes. TREDPLAN can graphically and visually portray effects of alternative future scenarios on:

  • Terminals - airports, marine ports, intermodal rail
  • Connecting ground access corridors - road, rail
Competitiveness and Operating Costs:
  • Market shares for international gateways and terminals by commodity and origin/destination
  • Market growth/decline relative to competing ports
  • Changes in energy and shipping costs
  • Market vulnerabilities and opportunities
  • Change in demand by origin/destination and mode
  • Change in demand by value and tonnage
  • Change in demand by TEUs, truckloads
  • Growth/decline in GDP, employment, wages by industry, occupation and area

Port Growth & Volatility (Exports)



Future Growth in Commodity Share


View future port market shifts under alternative scenarios using our visual querying platform. See something interesting?  Just click to learn more.

Answers Questions like:

  • Where are our customer markets?
  • What is our market share (by value/tonnage)?
  • What is our gateway’s role in the regional economy?
  • How will our market share change as the economy changes?
  • How will economic change affect our growth (by commodity and/or market segment)?

Trading Partners



Ports Competition




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