DSG CONSULTANTSDsG Consultants is an independent consulting firm

  • DsG Consultants is an independent consulting firm created on July 2011 in Southern France by 2 senior consultants, Sylvie Doutres and Sophie Robert.
  • With over 25 years expertise in port and maritime advisory and a strong specialization on dry bulk commodities logistics & maritime supply chain solutions, they have operated within EU, Africa, East Med, Black Sea countries offering skills in logistics, marketing, public relations, intelligence and statistics analysis, combined with an extensive contact network in all Euro-Med port & logistics communities.
  • DSG Consultants provides tailor-made services and assists public and private entities in their international development or their port & logistics projects.

  • Our targeted missions are
    • Market & logistics studies (supply/demand balance, targeted market study, competition analysis, Swot analysis, logistics bottlenecks assessment, actions plan…)
    • Trade flows analysis & forecast (historical port traffic analysis, maritime flows monitoring, creation & update of customized databases, prospective traffic forecast…)
    • Port costs & performances benchmarking 
    • Port / terminal project management support (sites rating, tenders assistance, economical feasability study, equity/ logistics & commercial partner selection, due diligence, project follow-up, bulk handling & storage technologies state-of-the-art or prescription…)
    • Business Intelligence applied to port, maritime & dry bulk sectors (news digest, strategy oriented port/company analysis, decision-makers mapping, benchmarking, targeted alerts, field mission, business opportunity detection…)
    • Training  about port intelligence (port gouvernance & operations organization, key decision-makers, PPP, dry bulk logistics chain optimization…)
  • To complete these services, DSG Consultants proposes different information products, made on  request or multi-clients 
      • Port profiles, Statistical reports, Strategical maps (market, players, flows)
  • Legal information about DSG Consultants 
    • Limited Company (SARL) with 10.000 € equity capital
    • HQ : Les Bureaux du Parc – Bat C – Allée de Barcelone – 66350 Toulouges (France)
    • RCS Perpignan (France) / SIRET : 533 269 809 00018 / APE 7022C
DSG Consultants management

Dry bulk port logistics expert

Port development & strategy expert



Port development & strategy expert

Associate and co-managing director of  DsG Consultants, she previously managed  RDM Consultants during 10 years. Port Senior consultant since 1992, she mainly took actions in Southern Europe and Mediterranean countries. International business development & sales and IT are her key functions in DSG management team.

Master 2 in international trade (option export logistics) and Master 1 in economics (option management) – French native; English and Spanish fluent; Italian and Catalan spoken and read

Know-how   Market & feasability study. Benchmarking. Logistics expertise. Marketing assistance. Industrial real estate selection. Supply / Demand analysis (building materials, minerals, energetics products, fruit & vegetables, ro-ro…). Statistics databases & traffic forecast. Port systems audit & intelligence. Business management & negotation. International Field missions. Conference speaker.


Dry bulk port logistics expert

Associate & joint managing director of DsG Consultants with more than 25 years experience as senior consultant in port sector (maritime & inland) and previously sales manager for France at RDM Consultants for 10 years.
Expert in dry bulk cargos sectors, especially building materials and agri-bulk

Sup de Co Chambéry and ESMA (Ecole de Commerce, Barcelone)

Fluent Spanish and English


–  Market and sectorial analysis, port traffic forecast, technical & economical feasability studies, performances & cost benchmarking; business & competitive intelligence. Preliminary study for dry bulk terminal capex and opex.

– Mission « on the field» to assess logistical and technical constraints in real operations, meet stakeholders and accompagny any port projects.

Our added valuesExperience and resources

Human and technical resources

  • S.Doutres et S.Robert respectively benefit from 30 and 25 years of experience as senior consultants in port sector within several consulting offices.
  • They have developped a diversified relational network over more than 20 countries, particularly in Southern Europe, around Mediterranean basin, the Black Sea and in French-Speaking African countries:
    • Port authorities and operators, users, traders, institutionals, investors, engineering offices, consultants, journalists…
    • Shipping agents assisting DSG in statistic or port information gathering in different Med ports
  • DSG participates to main port and maritime events in Europe:
    • SITL Paris, Transport Logistik Messe Munich , SIL Barcelone, TOC Europe, Bulk Terminal Operators, Assises de la Mer France, Port Finances International…
  • DSG Consultants can rely on:
    • a document library actualized and enhanced for 20 years over more than 500 port sites and including activity reports, brochures, statistics, mapping, address books, photos and newspapers.
    • Access to restricted databases, specialized in shipping, international trade statistics or legal information.
    • Business intelligence tools and internet crawler (KB Crawl for website monitoring, targeted alerts, etc…)

A customer-oriented SME

DSG is a small company composed of 2 expert consultants directly involved with customers, which enables an optimal reactivity in demands processing. Given that the administrative tasks have been outsourced, the consultants can focus on their core businesses.

For missions requiring larger resources, we dispose of a network of independent senior consultants, to whom we can rely on to complete our services offers, or to assist us on specific aspects (financial, technical, legal).

Statistical or documentary studies can be handed (after customer’s acceptance) to junior consultants or business school students, with which we have settled partnerships.

This flexible and adaptable organization enables us to propose attractive costs and products accurately answering customer’ needs.

Our specialization in dry bulk commodities and our knowledge of French and Mediterranean ports systems allow us to contribute to calls for tenders by joint-contracting or sub-contracting with international consultancy firms.

Specialized in dry bulk and commercial ports

  • Over the last 30 years, S.Doutres and S.Robert (DSG) have acquired an expertise of industries, markets, port logistics and maritime transport of dry bulk commodities such as:
    • Solid fuel (coal, pet coke)
    • Building raw materials (cement, clinker, additives, clay, limestone, gypsum, aggregates, etc…)
    • Agri-bulk (cereals, fertilizers, cattle feed)
    • Minerals
    • Biomass & by-products
    • Scrap iron …/…
  • Even if not its core business, DSG is also able to perform market and players analysis in liquid bulk (energy or agricultural), breakbulk (fruits & vegetables, wooden products, vehicles…) or containerized cargoes.
  • DSG exclusively intervenes in commercial ports whether maritime of fluvial
    • More than 500 maritime ports studies including 50 ports visited each year.
    • Accurate expertise of European fluvial networks and inland ports with an aknowledge expertise in this sector in France.

An international expertise

Beyond its port competency aknowledged in France, DSG has acquired an expertise in animating professionals network and carrying out missions overseas.

  • Multilingual consultants (French, English, Spanish, Italian, Catalan), open-minded to world habits & customs and knowing how to organize and achieve business trips and BtoB meetings in an international context.
  • Geographic location between France and Spain, opened on the Mediterranean Sea, with a bicultural identity and a strong Catalan attachment (partnership with Euram Catalunya Nord club, cross-bordering commission UPE66, Propeller Club of Barcelona).
  • Network of partners or information relays in Southern Europe, Mediterranean basin and French-Speaking Africa on which DSG can rely for targeted missions in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, UK, Turkey, Morocco, Cameroon, Tunisia, Egypt, Ukraine, Romania, Albania…
  • Accurate knowledge of port systems and handling sector in European countries, Mediterranean area and  Africa, permanently actualized by an informational watch.
  • Frequent participations to exhibitions or conferences outside France 
  • Collaboration with external consultants reputed in France and abroad (MTBS, Indigo-Catram, Egis Ports, Systra, Artelia…)

A network of partners

DSG Consultants is a serious partner for national or international cabinets, whether generalists or in engineering, to whom it brings its expertise of French and Med ports, dry bulk commodities or French-speaking territories.
For international call for tenders in France or abroad, DSG Consultants may tie partnerships with other consultants by joint-contracting or sub-contracting in order to propose the best answer to the ordering institution or company.
By this way, DSG Consultants has particpated in numerous large scale Port studies (assistance in port business plans, greenfield or brownfield capex projects, concessions and PPP). We already worked with Eversheds LLD, MTBS, Egis Ports, Indigo-Catram, Roland Berger, BMT-HiQ Sigma, Arup, Sea-Tech…
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