Maritime Research

Ports and Terminals Insight (Annual Subscription)

Quarterly Market Insight

February 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 five 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?

  • Analysis of liner service and port call trends. This includes: i) a detailed focus on a spotlight market location * and what this means for ports concerned plus ii) a bespoke global port connectivity ranking index (from Q4 2017), and iii) league tables of the ports that have won and lost the most services each quarter (from Q1 2018)
  • 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 200 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.
  • 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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  • 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 

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