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Jeff Sweeney

Mr. Jeffrey Sweeney is a specialist in strategic planning, logistics cost analyses, terminal valuation, and economic impact analysis of seaports and airports.� In his 19 years at Martin Associates, Mr. Sweeney has conducted market planning, logistics and economic impact studies for numerous ports including Port Everglades, Jacksonville, Tampa, Houston, PortMiami, Palm Beach, Corpus Christi, San Francisco, Wilmington (DE), Oakland, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Tacoma and Portland (OR).� He has also conducted various in-depth terminal and ocean carrier analyses which include evaluating various gang structures and stevedoring costs for various breakbulk cargoes and the impact of bridge height restrictions on the air draft of vessels which measured the opportunity cost of the bridge height.�In his recent work, he has completed various detailed logistic cost analyses including a container feeder assessment for the Port of Cleveland which focused on using the Port of Montreal to serve the Northern European trade route.� Feeder logistics costs were compared to coastal routings through New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Norfolk to determine least cost routing options.� For the Florida Department of Transportation, he completed an Inland Logistics Center Market Analysis as part of the transition of newly appointed Florida Secretary of Transportation Prasad.� The analysis examined the feasibility for DC facilities in South, Central and Northern Florida to compete for key hinterland market consumption markets within Florida.� The results yielded the cost effectiveness for each port-DC pairing to serve the Florida consumption market.�He has also conducted numerous financial proforma studies that incorporate current sources of revenue into future revenue streams to identify value of port terminals or property under consideration for potential concession arrangements and to assess justification of bond monies for capital projects such as dredging and terminal construction.He has been a speaker at numerous American Association of Port Authorities, Journal of Commerce and regional freight and shipping conferences.Mr. Sweeney has been with Martin Associates since 1994 and holds a BA in Economics from Millersville University (PA) and is currently enrolled in the Pennsylvania State University�s Master of Professional Studies for Supply Chain Management.