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Ports and Terminals Insight (Annual Subscription)

Quarterly Market Insight

August 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.


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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

Capesize charter rates expected to keep increasing despite trade war uncertainties

Capesize charter rates expected to keep increasing despite trade war uncertainties
Drewry maintains a positive outlook on the dry bulk market and expects charter rates to improve from current levels, according to its latest Dry Bulk Forecaster.

Reefer container trade expansion to support freight rates

Despite moderating perishable seaborne trade growth, continued modal shift will sustain expansion in the containerised reefer trade and so support freight rate development, according to Drewry’s latest Reefer Shipping Annual Review and Forecast 2018/19 report.

Container terminal utilisation levels set to rise... trade wars permitting

The medium term outlook for global container port demand growth is positive thanks to strong underlying economic momentum across the world’s major economies, according to Drewry’s latest Global Container Terminal Operators Annual Review and Forecast.

Challenges and opportunities for the global port and shipping industry

Presentation given by Neil Davidson, Drewry Senior Analyst Ports and Terminals at the China Maritime Day Forum, 11 July 2018.

Events

Outlook for Seafarer Costs Trends Briefing

Join us at 0900 BST or 1600 BST on Tues, 25 September 2018 for an online briefing on the outlook for seafarer availability and costs. The webinar presentation will provide Drewry’s projections for the supply / demand of officers, together with the latest assessments and forecasts for seafarer costs across the main deepsea cargo vessel sectors. The session will be hosted by Martin Dixon, Director of Research Products and Latifat Igbinosun, Senior Market Analyst at Drewry.

Maritime HR & Crew Management

Latifat Igbinosun to discuss the outlook for crew costs and the implications of new technology.