Lloyd's List is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call UK support at +44 (0)20 3377 3996 / APAC support at +65 6508 2430

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction

 

One Hundred Ports 2017

If 2015 was a stark awakening for the container port industry that the golden years were coming to a close, then last year revealed tepid growth as the new reality. The days of 5%-6% annualised throughput growth are long gone, let alone the regular double-digit growth of the not so distant past. Following on from mere 1% growth the previous year, the 2017 edition of Lloyd’s List’s One Hundred Container Ports shows that the elite box facilities achieved accumulative growth of just 2% in 2016.

China and its colossus ports were still the main driver of growth last year, highlighting once more its intrinsic link to the wider fortunes of an industry dependent on its export trade.

Elsewhere, Europe maintained its moderate growth trend, while in North America, the Mediterranean and the Middle East growth was largely fragmented. Throughput levels in southeast Asia fared rather better as new manufacturing bases drove outward trade, yet in Latin America the economic frailties of key trading nations put paid to port progress.

Significant growth opportunities were indeed few and far between, but some ports did manage to improve markedly on their 2015 performance. For others, 2016 will be a year to forget as volumes fell by the wayside.

 

 

Slowly does it

Linton Nightingale



Global box terminal growth maintains moderate incline as China remains chief driver

Consolidation: huge risks and fewer rewards?

Janet Porter

As carriers amalgamate into a handful of very powerful players, should ports and terminals also consider merging in order to create scale and improve productivity?

Don't believe the hype

Linton Nightingale


The upswing in global box demand in the first half of 2017 will prove short-lived


 




For the full list and the best experience please view the desktop version

 

Latest From Ports and Logistics

FMC chairman urges ocean carriers to improve their public relations

Shippers should not expect a return to the rock-bottom freight rates of former years, with additional containership capacity offering only a partial solution to the strained supply chains that are stretched to the limit, FMC chairman Daniel Maffei says in the weekly Lloyd’s List weekly podcast

United States Containers

Shipping can help Britain keep the radiators on

It’s unclear whether a gas shortage can be averted in the winter ahead, but the government can at least learn the lessons for the future

United Kingdom Ports and Logistics

Samskip expands with Baltic acquisition

Samskip has been expanding in the Baltic through buying smaller companies. The latest will see it offering closer ties to Russia

Europe Netherlands

US port congestion ‘will take months to clear’

As the US heads into its pre-Christmas retail boom and inventories remain low, imports are piling up off the west coast. But crowded ports and distribution centres are inefficient, meaning the backlogs will get worse before they get better

North America United States

Portchain turns to investors to fund growth

With vessel schedules changing on a daily basis, terminals are working less efficiently than possible. Better planning tools can help optimise terminal assets

Europe Denmark

Freight surcharges will remain even after rates ease

Surcharges give carriers a level of stability when freight rates fluctuate. But for shippers they are a black box that is hard to account for

International Containers
See All
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register