Maritime Research

Global Container Terminal Operators Annual Review and Forecast 2020/21

Annual Review and Forecast

July 2020

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Global Container Terminal Operators

The definitive annual review

The most detailed assessment of the global container 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:

  • Global container terminal industry structure and performance

  • League tables and performance of 21 global/international terminal operators

  • Detailed analysis of operator strategies, portfolios and risk profiles

  • Forecast capacity by terminal operator to 2024

  • Port industry financial analyses

  • Individual analysis of 30 terminal operators and investors

  • Regional “top 10 owners/operators” analysis

  • Terminal supply / demand forecasts for 20 world regions to 2024

This market defining annual report has become an “industry bible” over the 18 years of its publication. Used not just within the port and shipping industry but also further afield by banks and financial institutions, it provides a level of quality and depth of analysis not available elsewhere.


Content and analysis include:

  • Factfile infographics for each global/international terminal operator

  • Analysis of terminal ownership complexities

  • Assessment of shipping lines’ terminal interests and strategies

  • Operator uptake of container terminal automation systems

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  • League tables and performance rankings of international terminal operators

  • Detailed analysis of operator strategies, portfolios and risk profiles

  • Forecast capacity by terminal operator to 2024

  • Individual analysis of 30 terminal operators and investors

  • Analysis of regional “top 10 owners/operators”

  • Terminal supply/demand forecasts for 20 world regions to 2024
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Ship Operating Costs Trends Briefing

Join us at 0900 GMT or 1600 GMT on Tues, 2 February 2021 for an online briefing on the key trends and outlook in ship operating costs. The webinar presentation will analyse recent trends and outlook in the main expenditure elements of vessel operating costs, covering 47 different ship types and sizes across all the main cargo shipping markets, as well as several niche segments such as multipurpose and car carriers.

Container Equipment Market Outlook

Join us for a FREE Drewry online briefing at 0900 or 1600 BST on Tuesday 9 February to hear our latest thoughts on developments in the container equipment market. Hosted by Martin Dixon, Head of Research Products and John Fossey, Senior Analyst for Container Equipment at Drewry.

Intermodal Asia 2021

Tim Power to discuss the global overview of the container shipping market.