MENU
Search
Login

Maritime Research

Overview

Latest research

Port Throughput Indices

The Drewry Container Port Throughput Indices are a series of volume growth/decline indices based on monthly throughput data for a sample of over 220 ports worldwide, representing over 75% of global volumes. The base point for the indices is January 2012 = 100.

Drewry Global Container Port Throughput Index
Drewry Global Container Port Throughput Index

Drewry’s latest assessment - February 2018

  • In December 2017, the global container port throughput index declined to 123.7, one percent down from November 2017.
  • However, the December 2017 global figure was nearly six points up on the December 2016 level (representing 5.3% growth) and more than 11 points up on the November 2015 level of 112 points.
  • The largest region - China (including Hong Kong) - showed a marked downward trend in its index figures from July 2017 to December 2017 - the December index was ten points down compared to July 2017. However, it was four points up compared to December 2016, an annual growth of 3.3%.
  • On a year-on-year basis, North America outpaced all other regions, showing the largest annual growth of 9.3% (11 points up) in December 2017. However, it was one point lower when compared to November 2017. Europe saw the second largest annual growth of close to 8%. Latin America recorded the lowest annual growth (2.6%).
* Note that the index figures for Africa are based on a relatively small sample, and should be viewed with caution
Table

Related Research: Port and Terminal Sector

Every quarter our new Ports and Terminals Insight provides a comprehensive analysis of the key trends and issues impacting the ports and terminals sector. It looks behind the data, issues and trends to answer both the ’cause’ and ’effect’ questions that matter most to senior industry stakeholders.

 

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?

26

Market sectors covered

68

Countries with subscribing Maritime Research clients.

194

Leading industry publications feature content from our Maritime Research reports each month (2015 monthly average)

234

New reports and title updates published in the 12 months before July 2016

Latest Maritime Research

The primary source of market insight, analysis and advice, trusted by the global maritime and shipping industry.

Complete coverage

From tankers to dry bulk, containers to ports - we keep a constant watch on the world's maritime markets

Rich heritage

More than 40 years continuously charting and analysing the world's maritime markets

Proudly independent

Our voice is our own and is not defined by others
Container Forecaster (Annual Subscription)

Container Forecaster (Annual Subscription)


Quarterly Forecaster · Latest release 21 Dec 2017


Widely regarded as the go-to reference for the global container industry, this product provides comprehensive market forecasts and analysis for container trade and port volumes, global supply and demand, trade route analysis and much more. All quarterly report updates are accompanied by tables, charts and graphs in MS Excel format.

Learn more
Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecaster (Annual Subscription)

Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecaster (Annual Subscription)


Quarterly Forecaster · Latest release 19 Dec 2017


Written by one of the sector’s leading experts our Multipurpose Shipping Market Review & Forecaster provides an unparalleled depth of market analysis. This subscription package comprise the annual market review together with quarterly sector updates.

Learn more

View more