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Australia Shipping Report

Published 07 February 2014

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Australia Shipping Report

Although high prices and strong external demand for Australian commodity exports over the last couple of years helped to underpin the country's real GDP growth - despite the rising costs domestically, this trend has reversed as the declines in cost in competing countries make Australian products increasingly uncompetitive. This could end up having a detrimental impact on the country's shipping sector going forward.

In terms of Australia's top four ports, box throughput is set to perform far better than tonnage during 2014. The biggest beneficiary of this trend will be the Port of Melbourne in purely annual terms with growth of 7.73% pencilled in over the next 12 months. The Port of Brisbane is also set to enjoy healthy container growth in 2014, following on from a good year in 2013 (6.82% forecast in 2014, 6.36% in 2013). The outperformer in tonnage throughput terms is predicted to be the Port of Melbourne, ever so slightly ahead of the Port of Sydney.

Meanwhile, China took over from regional neighbour Japan as Australia's top export partner in 2009 and so, figuratively, when China sneezes, Australia catches cold . Slackening demand from China at present is therefore posing something of a problem for Australia, among others.

Headline Industry Data

  • 2014 Port of Melbourne tonnage throughput forecast to grow 3.01%.

  • 2014 Port of Melbourne container throughput forecast to rise 7.73%.

  • 2014 Port of Sydney tonnage throughput forecast to increase 1.47%.

  • 2014 Port of Sydney container throughput forecast to increase 4.00%.

  • 2014 Port of Brisbane tonnage throughput forecast to rise 3.00%.

  • 2014 Port of Brisbane container throughput forecast to grow 6.82%

  • 2014 Total trade growth forecast to grow by 3.33%.

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Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
10
Shipping
10
Political
13
Economic
14
Business Environment
15
Industry Forecast
17
Port Of Melbourne Throughput
17
Port Of Sydney Throughput
21
Table: Major Port Data, 2011-2018
27
Table: Trade Overview, 2011-2018
28
Table: Key Trade Indicators, 2011-2018
28
Table: Top Import Destinations, 2004-2012, US$mn
29
Table: Top Export Destinations, 2004-2012, US$mn
30
Market Overview
32
Australia Container Shipping Market Overview
32
Industry Trends And Developments
39
Company Profile
43
Australian National Lines
43
Shipping - Global Industry View
46
Container Demand: Growth Outlook To Bolster 2014 Box Volumes
46
Container Supply: Overcapacity To Remain An Issue In 2014
56
Container Rates: Volatile As Demand Ticks Up, But Oversupply Remains
65
Table: Shipping Lines' Agents Offices Raided In Russia
70
Global Company Strategy
73
Maersk Line
73
Mediterranean Shipping Company
83
CMA CGM
89
Evergreen Line
97
COSCO Container Lines Company
104
Macroeconomic Forecasts
111
Ongoing Misallocation Of Capital Increases Risks
113
Increasing Pressures For Greater Macro-Prudential Rules
114
Table: Australia - Economic Activity
116
Demographic Forecast
117
Demographic Outlook
117
Table: Australia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
118
Table: Australia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
119
Table: Australia's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
120
Table: Australia's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
120

The Australia Shipping Report has been researched at source and features latest-available data and Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent forecasting, critically analysing international transport of dry bulk and containers. The report evaluates the global commodities and trade backdrop, alongside in-depth country-specific analysis of trade prospects. The report also contains company profiles covering leading multinational and national shipping companies and analysis of latest industry news, trends and regulatory developments in Australia.

BMI's Australia Shipping Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the shipping industry in Australia.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent shipping industry forecasts for Australia to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Australian shipping market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Australia through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments.
  • Exploit the latest competitive intelligence and company SWOTS on your competitors and peers including multinational and national companies.

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering shipping, major investments and projects and significant multinational and national company developments.

SWOT Analysis

SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis of the state's shipping sector, which carefully evaluates the short- and medium-term issues facing the industry.

Market Overview

Analysis of the capacity, terminals and planned development of the major ports in each country, including data on throughput and total tonnage.

Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series (2008-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry and macroeconomic indicators (see list below), supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast, including:

Major port freight throughput (tonnes/teu); overall freight throughput (teu); total imports (US$bn) and exports (US$bn).

Company Profiles

Company profiles include business activities, leading products and services, company strategy, trends and developments and economic performance analysis.

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