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Global Container Terminal Operators Annual Review and Forecast 2016

Annual Review and Forecast

July 2016

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Global Container Terminal Operators Annual Review and Forecast

The definitive annual review

One of the most detailed assessments of the global ports and terminals market, with unrivalled coverage and depth of insight, analysis and commentary.


Key areas of analysis covered by this long-standing Drewry ’annual’ include:

  • Key industry trends and challenges
  • Global container terminal industry structure
  • League tables and performance of global/international terminal operators
  • Individual analysis of 37 terminal operators and investors
  • Regional “top 10 owners/operators” analysis
  • Terminal supply / demand forecasts for 20 world regions to 2019

This market defining annual report has become something of an “industry bible”. Used not just within the port and shipping industry and but also further afield by banks and financial institutions. It provides a level of quality and depth of analysis not available elsewhere.


Recently improved content and analysis include:

  • Factfile infographics for each global/international terminal operator
  • Enhanced analysis of terminal ownership complexities
  • Review of shipping lines’ terminal M&A activity

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Fast facts

  • League tables and performance rankings of international terminal operators
  • Individual analysis of 37 terminal operators and investors
  • Analysis of regional “top 10 owners/operators”
  • Terminal supply/demand forecasts for 20 world regions to 2019

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