Established in 1983 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Colography is a market research consultancy that specializes in delivering actionable market intelligence focused on the shipping/transportation market. We've built a firm uniquely equipped to address your most pressing business challenges and provide unparalleled insight.
Years in Business
Years of Experience
Our Building Blocks
The COST of transportation services. The LOGISTICS of transportation. The GEOGRAPHY of shipping demand. Together they make COLOGRAPHY.
Our Unique Focus
Because shipping/transportation is our only focus, we know the shipping/transportation industry inside and out. We do one thing and we do it the best.
Our Industry Veterans
Our Market Research Analysts average over 30 years of real-world market research and shipping/transportation industry expertise. We live and breathe it.
Our Distinct Perspectives
Each team member brings a distinctive perspective and realm of experience focused on the research, marketing and shipping/transportation industry.
To capture the pulse of the shipping/transportation market, Colography uses progressive data collection techniques, detailed surveys and proprietary data models to identify trends in global shipping activity. Because we interface with transportation services buyers, our data is considered the most reliable and robust in the industry.
Every business needs a partner with deep industry knowledge who can translate meaningful insight into action. Our consultants provide logical, understandable and actionable recommendations that are supported by fact-based research.
We deliver in-depth briefings on topics of client interest, such as market trends, competitive landscape analysis and consulting recommendations. These sessions help ensure our clients stay engaged and plugged in with changes in the market.
For clients desiring custom or proprietary research on a specific aspect of the shipping/transportation market, we provide unparalleled survey customization. From design to execution to analysis to reporting, we do it all.
Our National Survey is a series of annual studies designed to model the shipping/transportation market for domestic and export services. Conducted continuously since 1993, it remains the largest data gathering effort of its kind.
The breadth, depth and scope of our ongoing National Survey research effort provides a unique platform to serve as a springboard for additional market research studies on a cost-effective and time-sensitive basis.
Research syndication allows us to deliver tailored research to a wider audience, by pooling multiple clients' research requirements and data elements into a single, larger survey study, saving time and money for our clients.
Started in 1993, Colography’s National Survey of U.S. Expedited Cargo remains the largest survey of its kind ever undertaken in our industry. Capturing the rich variety of shipping needs and behaviors for hundreds of thousands of business establishments in a massive time-series database, the National Survey is unparalleled in its breadth, depth and scope. No other consultancy can provide the level of detail that we do. The National Survey serves as the cornerstone for all of our services.
Years of Data
Data Points Per Hour
Our National Survey coverers hundreds of thousands of U.S. shippers, factoring in company size and Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code classifications.
We collect and analyze data across a significant number of dimensions—more than anyone else. Study dimensions include Market Size, Industrial Source, Shipment Characteristics, Model Distribution, Shipper Profile, Product Mix, Carrier Share, Transit Time, Geographic Origin and Geographic Destination.
Air Delivery Focus
We cover Same Day Air, Overnight Air, Second Day Air and Three or More Day Air services.
Ground Delivery Focus
We cover Ground Parcel, Truckload, Less Than Truckload, Rail and Private Fleet services.
Cross Border Delivery Focus
We cover Imports and Exports.
Colography is a talented cadre of advisors, consultants, researchers and analysts, all focused on providing cutting edge market research and insight. Our consultants and analysts average over 30 years of real-world market research and shipping/transportation industry expertise, bringing a diverse set of talents and viewpoints to our clients.
Responsible for all things data. Architect of the National Survey, the largest market research survey on domestic shipping ever conducted. 36-year industry veteran who has been with Colography since its inception. Expert in both quantitative and qualitative research.
Responsible for accounting, finance, HR, legal and revenue management. 21 years of experience managing consulting operations for IT services firms. Architect of internal company systems and process improvement. Gartner and E&Y alumnus. MBA from Georgia Tech.
Mike MulvaneySenior Market Research Analyst
Team Lead responsible for market share and segmentation reporting and analysis. 24 years of experience with Colography. Significant expertise in data modeling with deep shipping and transportaion market knowledge.