About MTBS

About MTBS

Maritime & Transport Business Solutions - MTBS is an international finance and strategy advisory firm, offering entrepreneurial business solutions to clients in the maritime and transport sector. MTBS specializes in ports and terminals, and provides leading expertise in the areas of strategy, valuation, transactions and finance. The firm combines its market sector knowledge and state-of-the-art financial competences into one value proposition: “4P: innovative solutions for Port Public Private Partnerships”.

The firm’s approach is to specialize in the sector that it knows so well, rather than to provide generic services across all of industry and commerce. Because of this, MTBS has a natural and distinctive advantage over its competitors. The chief purpose of MTBS is to enable Clients to identify, implement and protect value-creating investment and divestment opportunities, and to achieve the quality profits that these undertakings offer. This specialization has made MTBS a global market leader in ports and terminals, including logistic centers, inland ports, free zones, export processing zones, inland waterways and related transport industry players.

The expertise and experience of the MTBS professionals is firmly rooted in the unique combination of their maritime and transport sector experience on one hand and sophisticated advisory capabilities on the other. Fields of expertise covered by the firm’s in-house experts include (port) strategy, business, transactions, finance, economics, legal, policy, institutional, organizational and operations. MTBS is committed to working enthusiastically with its Clients to achieve sustainable solutions.

MTBS advises public and private clients at boardroom level in the maritime and transport sector on their strategic and financial business issues. Public Clients include port authorities, ministries of transport, other governmental bodies, international financial institutions (including developments banks), and public port operators. Amongst MTBS’ private Clients, there are terminal operators, shipping lines, commercial banks, real estate developers, shipbuilders and engineering firms.

For its port intelligence, MTBS draws not only on its (project) experience, but the firm can also turn to its broad international network in the port sector. MTBS has direct access to terminal operators, shipping lines and financial institutions around the world. This enables them to communicate with all key players in the market and offer their Clients professional and high quality business solutions in a direct and personalized style.

MTBS is based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the maritime gateway to Europe and one of the largest ports in the World. The firm has its headquarters in the historical “White House”: a famous monument in the Old Port Area in the centre of the city. This classical building is a land-mark against the modern skyline of buzzing Rotterdam. MTBS is proud to call this historical building its “Home Port”.

On the interface of land and water, positioned between public and private interests, ports are the most strategic nodes in global transport network. Therefore MTBS believes that ports offer a unique value proposition. It is the mission of MTBS to unlock and protect this value by offering its Clients entrepeneurial business solutions and creating the quality profits they seek.

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