Water transport plays a significant role in economic growth regionally and nationally. It's the most effective way to import and export goods, but the process of managing the financial aspects of a port is challenging. Port financing demands an ongoing choreography of multiple financial disciplines. Due to our experience in public finance, we provide financial advisory or underwriting and associated services to diverse seaports and inland ports across the country, which means we are equipped to help you in a variety of ways.

From exploring growing public-private partnership opportunities to understanding the post-Panamax environment, we are ready to share our knowledge about the future of seaports and inland ports and our expertise with you.

Port benefits to bolster your business

Once you partner with us, these are the benefits you will have access to:

  • Our professionals are accessible and responsive.
  • We understand the varied challenges involved with the issuance of bonds associated with navigable waterways, as well as inland intermodal facilities.
  • We have a successful and demonstrable track record of integrating in-house land development financing, public finance, corporate finance, structured finance, and capital markets expertise.
  • We provide analytically sound advice shaped wholly by what is in your best interest of each port client.
  • Our deep and proven expertise in public-private partnerships helps us to define, evaluate and realize potential capital development opportunities for our port clients.
  • Our ongoing participation in all sectors of transportation (expressway authorities, airports, rail transportation, departments of transportation and more) and our understanding of the dynamics within each sector create synergies that can reduce the total costs of movement and assist you in maximizing capital funding options.
  • Our direct participation in the capital markets gives our port clients the real-time local and national market sensitivity to make better decisions when considering debt issuance.
  • Our in-house professionals in arbitrage rebate, investment advisory, corporate finance, benefits planning, structured products and continuing disclosure are readily available.

To learn more about our port expertise, contact us at publicfinance@hilltopsecurities.com.