Martin Associates (John C. Martin Associates, LLC) is an internationally recognized leading economic and transportation consulting firm. Since its founding in 1986 by Dr. John C. Martin, Martin Associates has conducted more than 1,100 economic and planning studies for nearly every port in the United States and Canada, as well as ports in China, Europe, Ireland, South America and the Caribbean. Martin Associates provides consulting services to numerous global terminal operators and investment groups with respect to private sector development, as well as identification of ports in which to establish terminal operations and is deeply involved in the development of private public partnerships (P3s) for marine terminal development. We also provide economic studies to many of the leading airports in the United States. The results of our studies have been successfully implemented by port authorities, terminal operators, investment groups and state and federal government agencies.