Ecorys is proud to be one of the oldest (this year our 86th anniversary) and largest economic research and consulting firms in Europe. Our economists have achieved international recognition – including a Nobel Prize – for the outstanding quality of their economic analyses. Today, nearly 500 highly qualified Ecorys in house staff members serve private and public clients worldwide. Ecorys has a growing network of currently 18 offices, mainly in Europe but also in Turkey, India and Africa.
Ecorys provides services of the highest quality from an independent and knowledge-based perspective leading to long-lasting client relationships. Our corporate clients range from medium-sized companies to the largest multinationals. Public clients range from local governments to the European Commission. We also work regularly for international financing institutions, including the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Commission and Asian Development Bank.
Over the years ECORYS has established an impressive consulting experience and expertise, not only in traditional fields like shipping, tourism and coastal protection but also in emerging areas such as offshore renewable energy and blue biotechnology.
Inland waterway transport is one of the key areas that Ecorys is involved in, covering a wide area ranging from navigation studies, to the construction of new terminal and associated facilities, to the assessment of the inland waterway structure and of business concepts. Several sector studies were carried out on a range of topics including the application of dual fuel, the application of a push barge cooperation concept, and optimum waste processing to the market potential for river-sea vessels. One of the core activities of Ecorys is conducting feasibility studies through applying cost benefit analysis (CBA) methodology for assessing investments in fleet, policy measures or new and upgraded infrastructure.