Peter Wild set up the company in 1985 after a career in the Merchant Navy, latterly as a navigation officer. He later moved into management and consultancy.
In the succeeding years GPW has provided expertise in the cruise, ferry and ro-ro industries, cruise tourism, maritime travel and leisure, multimodal and intermodal transportation, as well as ports, shipping, shipbuilding and international trade.
Cruise, however, has been the sector for which the company is best known. It has published the quarterly International Cruise Market Monitor since 1995 and an annual statistical review since 1999, as well as assisting many of the world’s leading cruise lines and destinations with their business planning.
Wild has been a familiar personality on the conference circuit and advised, along with input from his colleagues, numerous companies on how best to move forward. His gentle manner, patience, loyalty and friendship will be known to many across the community.
‘I am sorry to be leaving the cruise scene but I will continue to keep an eye on events from the sidelines. I am grateful to those clients who have provided our business over the years as well as to my co-directors and associate consultants for their support. My colleagues and I wish our many friends in the industry well as they meet the challenges and renewed opportunities presented by the post-COVID market,’ commented Wild.