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Ports and Terminals Insight (Annual Subscription)

Quarterly Market Insight

August 2019

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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?
    • Cascading loops
    • Terminal alliances on the rise?
  • 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

ESC, Drewry announce an IMO 2020 BAF transparent indexing mechanism

ESC, Drewry announce an IMO 2020 BAF transparent indexing mechanism
Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC) have published a bunker adjustment factor indexing mechanism to help shippers monitor and control bunker charges in the run-up to and following the introduction of the IMO 2020 low-sulphur regulation.

New risks heap more pressure on beleaguered container market

The mood-music surrounding the container market has deteriorated further in the last three months, resulting in Drewry downgrading its outlook for world container port throughput for the current year and the rest of the five-year horizon, in its latest Container Market Annual Review and Forecast.

Study findings: Drewry believes future online marketplaces could bring mutual benefit to both carriers and shippers

Online technology platforms where shipping lines and their customers can negotiate forward contracts could help improve vessel utilisation levels and reduce freight rate volatility, according to a joint study conducted by global shipping consultancy, Drewry and maritime supply chain technology provider, CyberLogitec.

Slow car carrier recovery to trigger more distressed asset sales

Car carrier shipping is expected to continue its slow recovery, supported by improving utilisation and minimal vessel ordering, according to Drewry’s latest Finished Vehicle Shipping Annual Review and Forecast.

Events

South Carolina International Trade Conference

Philip Damas presenting the container shipping outlook and challenges and opportunities for BCOs.

Global Biofuels Summit

Hu Qing to present the outlook for biofuels in Malaysia and Indonesia shipping markets.

TOC Americas 2019

Drewry will present its outlook for the container shipping industry.