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Belgium Freight Transport Report

Published 02 December 2014

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Belgium Freight Transport Report

Following a year in which BMI saw increasing freight volumes in Belgium, 2015 will signal further growth across the whole of the country's freight transport sector in line with its macroeconomic outlook. 

Total trade is projected to pick up with our Country Risk desk forecasting a year-on-year (y-o-y) increase of 4.15% in 2015 following an estimated growth of 2.0% in 2014. 

Road freight is to continue to dominate the sector and is projected to grow by 1.6% in 2015. The mode did not manage to defy the downturn and so far appears to be struggling to recover to its pre-2008 volumes.

BMI notes that inland waterway freight, having fully recovered its 2006 levels, continues increasing its share in Belgium's freight mix, while further growth is projected at the country's top seaport of Antwerp.

Headline Industry Data

  • 2015 Air freight is expected to grow by 3.6%

  • 2015 Rail freight is forecast to grow by 3.3%

  • 2015 Port of Antwerp throughput is forecast to grow by 4.7%

  • 2015 Port of Antwerp container throughput is forecast to grow by 2.5%

  • 2015 Road freight is forecast to grow by 1.6%

  • 2015 Inland waterway freight is forecast to grow by 2.3%

  • 2015 Total real trade growth is forecast at 4.2%

Key Industry Trends  

DP World to Boast Terminals at Both Ends of Albert Canal:  DP World has bought all Euroports-owned shares in Trilogiport, the planned container terminal at Liège Port, a project aiming to develop Liège as a logistics hub. The move strengthens DP World's presence on the Albert Canal in multimodal transport from and to Antwerp.

Brussels Airport to Receive CEIV Pharma Certification: Brussels international airport is set to become the first European hub for pharmaceutical freight using the International Air Transport Association (IATA)'s global certification program for shipping cold chain pharmaceuticals. 

Risks To Outlook

Despite enjoying a relatively stronger recovery than several other eurozone Member States, the Belgian economy is nonetheless...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
10
Freight Transport
10
Economic
11
Political
12
Industry Forecast
13
Road Freight
15
Table: Road Freight, 2010-2017
17
Inland Waterways
17
Table: Belgium Transport Network Overview
18
Table: Inland Waterway Freight, 2010-2017
19
Rail Freight
19
Table: Rail Connection Overview Between Belgium And Its Neighbours
19
Table: Rail Freight, 2010-2017
20
Air Freight
20
Table: Air Freight, 2010-2017
21
Maritime Freight
22
Table: Maritime Freight, 2010-2017
24
Trade
25
Table: Trade Overview, 2010-2017
25
Table: Key Trade Indicators, 2010-2017
26
Table: Belgium's Main Import Partners (US$mn)
27
Table: Belgium's Main Export Partners (US$mn)
27
Market Overview
28
Industry Trends And Developments
32
Maritime Freight
32
Air Freight
33
Inland Waterways
34
Intermodal And Logistics
34
Company Profile
36
Brussels Airlines Cargo
36
Port of Antwerp International (PAI)
38
Euronav
40
SNCB Logistics
43
Regional Overview
45
Political Outlook
45
Table: Political Overview
47
Global Industry Overview
49
Global Oil Products Price Outlook
49
Table: BMI's Oil Price Forecasts, Average Price (US$/bbl)
49
Table: BMI's Refined Products Forecasts
50
Refiners: Is The Party Over-
52
Jet Fuel: Middle East & Africa Remain Positive As Global Air Traffic Slumps
55
Table: Total Air Freight & Passenger Volumes
57
Gasoline And Diesel: Demand Destruction Takes A Toll
57
Naphtha: Asia Stays Afloat While Europe Sinks
58
Bunker Fuels: Trans-Pacific Route Rebound Amid High Prices
58
Macroeconomic Forecasts
61
Table: Belgium - Economic Activity
63
Demographic Forecast
64
Table: Belgium's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
65
Table: Belgium's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
66
Table: Belgium's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
67
Table: Belgium's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
67
Methodology
68
How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
68
Transport Industry
69
Sources
69

The Belgium Freight Transport Report has been researched at source, and features latest-available data covering commercial transport and logistics by road, rail, air and water; industry forecasts, company rankings covering leading national and multinational operators; and analysis of latest industry trends, opportunities, projects and regulatory changes.

Business Monitor International (BMI)'s Belgium Freight Transport Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Belgian freight transport and logistics industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent freight transport industry forecasts on Belgium to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the strategic freight transport market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Belgian freight transport sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Belgium.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs, and latest activity).

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering freight transport and logistics, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the freight sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

Industry Trends And Developments

Analysis of latest projects across the freight transport sector (road, rail, air, sea and logistics) including market overview which provides an outline of the key elements driving development.

BMI Industry Forecasts

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

Transport Sector: Sector Value (US$bn); sector real growth (%); employment (`000); total freight carried by road, rail, inland waterways, maritime, air and pipeline (mn tonnes-km/mn tonnes)

Trade: Exports and imports (US$mn) by category of goods (manufactured goods, food, chemicals etc.); top-5 import and export trade partners (US$mn); imports/exports to each global region (US$mn)

Port Data: Throughput (`000 tonnes) and container throughput (TEU) for all major ports in the state

Oil Products Prices: Price forecasts for gasoline and aviation fuel (US$/bbl) at all major global energy trading hubs

Economic Indicators: Nominal GDP (US$bn); real GDP growth (%); GDP per capita (US$); industrial production (%); unemployment (%)

Market Overview

Details of the freight infrastructure in each state by segment (road, rail, air, water and pipelines). Full analysis of the competitive landscape within each segment.

Political Outlook

The freight reports contain a chapter detailing the political outlook of a given region, examining the domestic politics, long-term outlook and foreign policy, and assessing the impact this could have on freight and transport businesses.

Company Profiles

Examines the short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI's industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

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