United States Shipping Report Q1 2015

  • January 2015
  • -
  • Business Monitor International
  • -
  • 121 pages

Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates

BMI View:

BMI maintains its cautiously optimistic view on the US shipping sector. We believe 2015 will
see the country's major facilities consolidate the growth seen in 2014. Our overall view that the US economy will continue to accelerate remains firmly in place. We are forecasting GDP growth of 2.7% in 2015.
Stronger contributions from personal consumption expenditure growth will be offset somewhat by slower fixed investment growth and a contraction in government spending, as well as a negative contribution from net exports. We believe currency strength will discourage foreign customers from purchasing US-produced goods and services over the near term, while promoting an increase in imports. As a result, we expect that any improvement in net exports will be subdued in real terms over the coming months. Over a longer time horizon, our Oil & Gas team is optimistic about a range of new fields coming online, which will reduce US demand for foreign energy and eventually provide an important source of export revenues in the form of liquefied natural gas.

Table Of Contents

United States Shipping Report Q1 2015
BMI Industry View 7
US - Q1 2015 7
SWOT 10
US - Q1 2015 10
Political 12
Economic 13
Industry Forecast 14
Port Of Los Angeles Throughput 14
Port Of New York/New Jersey Throughput 21
Table: Major Ports Data (United States 2012-2018) 26
Table: Trade Overview (United States 2011-2018) 28
Table: Key Trade Indicators (United States 2011-2018) 29
Table: Main Import Partners, USD 31
Table: Main Export Partners, USD 32
Market Overview 33
US - Q115 33
Industry Trends And Developments 38
US - Q115 38
Company Profile 46
Horizon Lines 46
Shipping - Global Industry View 50
Container Shipping Demand: 50
Container Shipping Supply: 58
Table: Alliance Overview 63
Container Shipping Rates: Fuel Surcharges To Kick Off 2015 64
Global Company Strategy 68
Maersk Line 68
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) 78
CMA CGM 84
Evergreen Line 96
COSCO Container Lines Company (COSCON) 103
Macroeconomic Forecasts 111
Economic Analysis 111
Table: Economic Activity (United States 2009-2018) 117
Demographic Forecast 118
Table: Population Headline Indicators (United States 1990-2025) 119
Table: Key Population Ratios (United States 1990-2025) 119
Table: Urban/Rural Population and Life Expectancy (United States 1990-2025) 120
Table: Population By Age Group (United States 1990-2025) 120
Table: Population By Age Group % (United States 1990-2025) 121

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