Global Marine Transportation Industry

  • January 2012
  • -
  • Global Industry Analysts

The global outlook series on Marine Transportation provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers macro level discussions on this infrequently reported industry. In addition to discussions on the industry’s structure, players, and cargo traffic, also included is a special reference to the containerized cargo market. Global cruise ship lines are analyzed by berth ownership for select players, among other parameters such as foodservice purchase, and average food purchases per passenger. Seasoned with unbiased commentaries on the industry’s outlook, and punctuated with 29 market data tables, the industry is summarized to provide the macro picture. Regional markets briefly abstracted include Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China, Philippines, Taiwan, Argentina, Brazil, and South Africa among others. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 205 companies worldwide.

Table Of Contents




1. OVERVIEW 1
Maritime Transportation Significance in World Economy 1
Global Containerized Cargo Market - An Outlook 2
Table 1: Global Recent Past, Current and Future Market Analysis
for Maritime Container Throughput by Geographic
Region/Country - North America, Japan, Europe, China,
Asia-Pacific (excluding China), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume
Figures in Thousand TEUs (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) for
Years 2010 Through 2015 3
Maritime Transportation Under the Impact of Recession 4
Post Recession Scenario 4
Ship Building Picks Up Pace 4
Seaborne Trade Resumes Activity Post Recession 5
Containerships Bounce Back from Recession 6
Dry Bulk Shipping Registers Growth 6
Iron-ore and Coal: Major Commodities in Dry Bulk Trade 6
Table 2: World Seaborne Dry Bulk Trade (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown by Commodity 7
Rise in Shipping of Forest Products to Asia 7
Oversupply Impacts Dry Bulk Market 7
Liquid Bulk to Post Healthy Volumes 8
Table 3: World Tanker Fleet by Type (January 2011) 8
Fuel Costs Continue to Remain a Key Issue, Post Recession 8
Shipping Industry Look for Alternative Fuels 9
Demand on Rise for Transport of Freight by Water as an Eco-
Friendly Alternative 9
Global Cargo Shipments by Ports 9
Key Statistics 10
Table 4: World Seaborne Trade by Loading Category (2010) 10

Table 5: Fastest Growing Ports Worldwide by Cargo Traffic
(2011E) by Cargo Traffic 10

Table 6: Global Marine Transport Market: Port Rankings
(2011E) by Total Cargo Traffic 11

Table 7: Global Marine Transport Market: Port Rankings
(2011E) by Total Container Traffic 12

Table 8: Global Number of Ports by Geographic Region(2011E) -
America, Asia, Europe, Oceania and Africa 12
Competition 13
Table 9: Leading Terminal and Harbor Transport Service
Providers Worldwide (2009) by Capacity 13

Table 10: Leading Full Container Transport Operators
Worldwide (2010): Percentage Breakdown of Market Share by
Capacity 14
Table 11: Leading Full Container Transport Operators
Worldwide (2010) by Capacity 14
Table 12: Top Marine Companies Worldwide (2010) 15

2. INDUSTRY DYNAMICS 16
Noteworthy Drivers and Trends 16
Rising Scale and Complexity of Shipping Networks 16
Growing Demand for Large Vessels 16
Trend for Larger LNG Vessels 16
Technological Advancements: The Way to Go! 17
Growing Co-operation of Maritime and Land Transport 17
Overcapacity, Overinvestment to Fan Consolidation Drive 17
Increasing Private Sector Participation 18
Climate Control: Switching to Eco- Friendly Fuels 18
Key Market Challenges 19
Trade Imbalances: A Key Bottleneck 20
Port Congestion: A Key Issue 20
Rising Transportation Costs 20
Safety and Sustainability, The Prime Concern of the Shipping
Sector 21

3. GLOBAL MARITIME SERVICES: INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 22
Shipping Industry 22
Port Industry 22
GATS Maritime Services Request 22
Types of Ocean Vessels 23
Tankers 23
Containerships 24
Dry Bulk Vessels 24
General Cargo Ships 24
Specialty Vessels 24
Passenger Carriers 24
Maritime Cargo Handling Services 25
Classification of Cargo 25
Dry Bulk 25
Liquid Bulk 25
Other Dry Cargo 26
Container Ports 26
Port Management Models 26
Landlord Ports 26
Service Ports 26

4. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 27


A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 37

1. NORTH AMERICA 37
Renewed Activity in Shipping Industry 37
Container Traffic Volume 37
Table 13: North American Port Market (2011E): Container
Traffic Across Pacific Coast in ‘000 TEUs by Country- Canada,
Mexico and United States 37

Table 14: North American Port Market (2011E): Container
Traffic Across Atlantic Coast in ‘000 TEUs by Country- Canada
and United States 38

Table 15: North American Port Market (2011E): Container
Traffic Across Gulf Coast in ‘000 TEUs by Country- Mexico and
United States 38

1a. UNITED STATES 39
Overview 39
US Marine Transportation System 39
Transport Systems 40
Inland River 40
Coastal and Intracoastal Waterways 40
Great Lakes System 41
Port Cargo Traffic 41
Table 16: Leading Ports in the US by Cargo Volume (2010) 42
Liner Service 43
US Ports to Go Green 43
Key Statistics 44
Table 17: US Seaborne Foreign Trade (2011E): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Imports by Trading Partners 44

Table 18: US Seaborne Foreign Trade (2011E): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Exports by Trading Partners 44

1b. CANADA 45
Overview 45
Shipping Industry Revives from Recession 45
Marine Transport in Canada 45
International Sea Travel Market 45

2. EUROPE 46
Overview 46
Recession Hits Cargo Traffic 46

2a. UNITED KINGDOM 47
Overview 47
Key Statistics 47
Table 19: Leading Ports in the UK by Freight Volume (2009) 47

2b. IRELAND 48
Irish Maritime Transport Industry: A Review 48
Table 20: Ireland Marine Transportation Market
(2011E):Percentage Breakdown of Value of Exports by Country 48

Table 21: Ireland Marine Transportation Market
(2011E):Percentage Breakdown of Value of Imports by Country 49

3. ASIA-PACIFIC 50
Overview 50
Asian Ports 50

3a. AUSTRALIA 51
Containerized Imports on a Rise 51
Natural Calamities Impact Shipping Demand 51

3b. CHINA 52
Overview 52
Freight Forwarding Industry 52

3c. PHILIPPINES 53
Recovery in Philippines Marine Transport 53

3d. INDIA 53
Market Overview 53

3e. TAIWAN 54
Overview 54

4. LATIN AMERICA 55
Overview 55
Cargo Traffic 55
Cargo Container Traffic 55
Table 22: Central and South American Marine Market (2011E):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume of Container Traffic by
Country- Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Venezuela and
Others 56

4a. ARGENTINA 56
Overview 56

4b. BRAZIL 57
Overview 57
Table 23: Brazilian Waterborne Foreign Trade: Percentage
Breakdown of Total Cargo Volume by Ocean Routes 57

Table 24: Brazilian Port Market (2011E): Percentage Breakdown
of General Cargo Traffic Volume by Ports 58

Table 25: Brazilian Port Market (2011E): Percentage Breakdown
of Container Traffic Volume by Ports 58

Table 26: Brazilian Cargo Transport Market (2011E):
Percentage Breakdown of Imports by Commodity 59

Table 27: Brazilian Cargo Transport Market (2011E):
Percentage Breakdown of Exports by Commodity 59

Table 28: Brazilian Containerized Cargo Transport Market
(2011E): Percentage Breakdown of Imports by Commodity 60

Table 29: Brazilian Containerized Cargo Transport Market
(2011E): Percentage Breakdown of Exports by Commodity 60

4c. CHILE 61
Overview 61

4d. PERU 61
Overview 61

5. AFRICA 62

5a. SOUTH AFRICA 62
Overview 62
Imports 62

6. MIDDLE EAST 63
Overview 63


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