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Ports and Terminals Insight (Annual Subscription)

Quarterly Market Insight

November 2018

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Ports and Terminals Insight

Detailed sector analysis every quarter

The Ports and Terminal Insight is a new quarterly report (in PDF format) covering the very latest developments in the container ports and terminals market. It looks behind the data and topical issues to answer both the ’cause’ and ’effect’ questions that matter most to senior industry stakeholders.

 

Beyond the Executive Summary, each report update comprises of six sections:

  • Spotlight thought leadership section: analysing key trends and developments in the sector, providing detailed and unique insight into a specific issue or theme each quarter (including commentary, graphics and supporting data). Recent thought leadership topics covered include:
    • Fragmented port capacity ‒ a major operational issue

    • How can terminal operators navigate through the perfect storm?

    • Logical port choices by alliances?

    • Varying network strategies of the mega-alliances

    • The rise of Chinese international port investments

    • Is intensity of container terminal asset usage improving?

    • The potential for retrofit terminal automation
    • Is the terminal industry surviving the "perfect storm"?
    • Where have all the greenfields gone?
  • Bespoke global port connectivity ranking index and league tables of the ports that have won and lost the most services each quarter.
  • Analysis of liner service and port call trends. A detailed focus on a spotlight market location and what this means for ports concerned*.
  • Analysis of quarterly container port throughput trends on a region by region basis, showing the key winning and losing ports (and reasons for wins/losses). Drewry global and regional container port throughput indices and rolling annual average global port volume growth. Provision of quarterly throughput volumes covering around 250 ports globally (in Excel format).
  • Summary and explanation of selected new port projects and concessions. Analysis showing the implications of each project on competing ports and the market. Commentary on what each project means and how feasible it is. Projects analysed include Lamu (Kenya), Kyauk Pyu (Myanmar), Nador (Morocco), Banana (DR Congo), Chabahar (Iran), Ibom (Nigeria), Derince (Turkey), Gdansk/Gdynia (Poland), Suape (Brazil) and Newcastle (Australia).
  • Comparative analysis of the financial performance of 11 stock market listed terminal operators. Overall key financial trends, review of M&A activity and valuations, best and worst performer listed operators

Each quarterly PDF report is accompanied by an Excel workbook containing quarterly throughput volumes covering around 250 ports globally as well as tables summarising the data shown in report tables and charts.

 

* Each quarter, Drewry scans its proprietary database of liner services and selects a location or trade route that has seen the most significant changes in service patterns, vessel deployments and ports of call.


More Information

Fast facts

  • Annual subscription
  • Updated quarterly
  • Report tables, charts and graphs provided in MS Excel format
  • Also available as a bundle sale with the Annual Review of Global Container Terminals report 

News

Battle for the supply chain to aide container supply-demand balance

Battle for the supply chain to aide container supply-demand balance
A shift in carrier focus away from ordering ever larger ships towards securing more of the global supply chain is expected to help improve the supply-demand balance of the container market over the next five years, according to Drewry’s latest Container Forecaster.

East-West air freight rates highest of last 4 peak seasons

Air freight rates on major East-West routes hit a 4-year high in November, according to the results of Drewry’s East-West Air Freight Rate Index.

East-West contract rates help reduce shippers’ costs

Ocean freight rates for cargoes moving under contracts on major East-West routes decreased by 7% in the fourth quarter, according to the results of Drewry’s Benchmarking Club Contract Index.

Ship operating costs reach inflection point as inflation returns

Average vessel operating costs rose modestly for the second year in succession following two years of marked declines, according to Drewry’s latest Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast.

Events

Global Grain Asia

Drewry to present on Transport, Logistics and Freight Costs: How are terminals going to cope with the change in trade flows?

5th Mare Forum Singapore

Drewry to discuss the digital transformation of shipping and ports in a panel session.

10th Chemical & Product Tanker Conference

Hugo Finlay to provide in-depth analysis of the chemical and product tanker market fundamentals.