Seabury Cargo Advisory Presents Launch Customers of Global Ocean Database

New York, NY, January 22, 2010 --( Seabury Cargo Advisory today announced a positive reception by customers for its new Global Ocean Database. This new analysis tool provides insight into global ocean trade volumes per commodity type, in weight and number of TEU. Seabury Cargo Advisory is a practice area of Seabury Group’s Consulting Division which is part of the largest global investment banking and advisory practice serving aviation, aerospace, and cargo.

The uniqueness of the Global Ocean Database lies in the combination of exceptionally up-to-date information on all global country to country flows, and the split of containerized, bulk and liquid cargo. Furthermore the type of cargo can further be analyzed through the use of 2,000 different commodity descriptions. Updates are provided on a monthly basis.

The Global Ocean Database was developed in partnership with former senior executives from the maritime industry to assure it is closely aligned with the current demand for specific and accurate market information. The launch customers for the database include leading carriers such as Maersk Line and MOL as well as the Port of Rotterdam Authority which is the largest European port.

“Seabury Cargo Advisory is predominantly present in the Aviation business and this expertise has contributed to our initial success of the Global Ocean Database. We are quite confident that this valuable new tool will increase our presence in the maritime industry as well.” said Gert-Jan Jansen, Senior Vice President, Seabury Cargo Advisory.

Mr. Akihiko Ono, Senior Vice President, MOL Liner said, “MOL is very pleased to be one of the launch customers for Seabury’s Ocean Database. This is a powerful addition to our market intelligence activities. That can easily be accessed throughout the layers within our organization.”

Mr. Willeumier, Manager Business Analysis & Intelligence of the Port of Rotterdam Authority said: “Seabury’s Ocean Database provides us novel information about commodity flows both containerized and bulk.”

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The Seabury Group is a global investment banking and advisory group with more than 200 professionals providing investment banking, restructuring/corporate recovery, management consulting, IT development, and human capital advisory services. Seabury Cargo Advisory is a practice area of Seabury Group’s Consulting Division which part of the largest global investment banking and advisory practice serving aviation, aerospace, and cargo.

Seabury professionals have in-depth experience providing advisory services to a broad range of industries including aerospace, automotive, aviation, cargo, consumer products, distribution, financial services, gaming, infrastructure (ports and airports), logistics and maritime and manufacturing. Seabury has advised more than 500 client relationship spanning Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas with principal offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Toulouse, France, and Washington, D.C., and additional offices in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Houston, and Singapore.

Seabury is the leading global advisor to the aviation industry, having successfully managed seven of the 10 largest airline restructurings or corporate recoveries in the world, and raised over $30 billion of capital financing, including over $3.5 billion of equity financings.

Recent assignments include completing a highly successful $525 million liquidity raise for US Airways (November 2009); advising United Air Lines on a multi-billion dollar order of new widebody aircraft (December 2009), and completing a Cdn$1.0 billion liquidity raise for Air Canada (September 2009), the restructuring, recapitalization and sale of Frontier Airlines (October 2009), and advising on the restructuring and sale of Midwest Airlines (July 2009). Additional landmark deals include: raising $1.1 billion for US Airways Group, Inc. (October 2008) and restructuring and raising of $750 million of equity for Northwest Airlines (September 2007), for which Seabury was awarded Airfinance Journal’s “North American Deal of the Year”.

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