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Port Investment Review

Client: Shanghai International Port (Group) Co., Ltd

Shanghai International Port (Group) Co., Ltd. (“SIPG”) is the exclusive operator of all the public terminals in the Port of Shanghai. In October 2006, SIPG was listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.


SIPG operates the largest port in the world. In 2013, SIPG recorded throughput of 542 million tonnes. In the same year, SIPG handled 33.62 MTEUs of containers.


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Client Objectives

The client requested the following from Drewry:

  • A detailed understanding of future prospects within the container port industry;
  • An analysis of historic terminal asset valuation trends and projections as to how the market might develop and trends evolve in the future.


Drewry Approach

Drewry’s role was to provide guidance on the container terminal outlook that best serves a global container terminal operator. The study set out to achieve the following:

  • Analysis of container port industry development prospects
  • Evaluate terminal assets valuation trends
  • Analysis of future, potential market conditions and trends


Results Achieved

A detailed study was completed and presentations given to SIPG’s senior management team.

  • Over the course of the study the following were delivered:
  • A container port industry overview highlight growth trends
  • Historical port valuation multiples to determine trends
  • Port valuation outlook based on drivers of port valuation
  • Regional port review and screening to determine suitable regions for investment.


"With rigorous logic, detailed data, extensive industry experience and impartial, objective analysis, Drewry has provided SIPG team a brand new understanding of international container port market."

Ding Songbing, Deputy Manager, Strategic and Research Department, SIPG

Key Contacts

Han Ning

Han Ning

Director - China, Drewry Maritime Advisors

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