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Egypt Shipping Report

Published 12 February 2014

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Egypt Shipping Report

Political uncertainty will continue to affect the Egyptian economy in 2014 as the country continues through its rocky transitional period towards democracy. At the time of writing, in January 2014, violence has continued to wrack the country in the wake of the ouster of democratically elected President Morsi in July 2013, and a curfew remains in place. The uncertainty will continue to hamper trade and economic growth over the year.

The presence of the Suez Canal in Egyptian territory provides an important source of income in fees and associated businesses to the Egyptian economy; those ports expected to see strongest growth in 2014 are those located near the canal, such as East Port Said. However, should instability bring danger to these ports then these two could see volumes affected.

Headline Industry Data

  • 2014 total tonnage throughput at El Dekheila is forecast to grow by 1.8% to 25.89mn tonnes, and to average 2.9% per annum to 2018.

  • 2014 East Port Said container throughput growth forecast at 3.6% to reach 3.09mn twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), and to average 5.6% to 2018.

  • 2014 Egyptian trade forecast to grow by 4.0%, and to average growth of 6.1% over the medium term.

Key Industry Trends

Transportation Ministry To Launch Tender For Six River Ports : Egypt's Ministry of Transportation is likely to launch a tender for six river ports in 2014, according to Transportation Minister Ibrahim al-Demeiry. These projects require investments of around US$180mn. The ministry has completed the preparation of the technical specifications booklet for the tender.

Adabiya Port Project Highlights Suez Upgrade Drive : Development at the port of Adabiya demonstrates the Egyptian government's commitment to modernising its maritime sector. The Suez Canal's role in the global shipping industry is pivotal, and investment in the port will ensure it remains competitive.

Suez Canal Attracts New Customers: Continued delays to the expansion of the Panama Canal, through the...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
Business Environment
Industry Forecast
East Port Said Throughput
Port Of El Dekheila Throughput
Table: Major Port Data, 2011-2018
Table: Trade Overview, 2011-2018
Table: Key Trade Indicators, 2011-2018
Table: Main Import Partners, 2005-2012
Table: Main Export Destinations, 2005-2012
Market Overview
Egypt Container Shipping Market Overview
Industry Trends And Developments
Shipping - Global Industry View
Container Demand: Growth Outlook To Bolster 2014 Box Volumes
Container Supply: Overcapacity To Remain An Issue In 2014
Container Rates: Volatile As Demand Ticks Up, But Oversupply Remains
Table: Shipping Lines' Agents Offices Raided In Russia
Global Company Strategy
Maersk Line
Mediterranean Shipping Company
Evergreen Line
COSCO Container Lines Company
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Positive Long-Term Outlook Remains
Table: Egypt - Economic Activity
Demographic Forecast
Table: Egypt's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
Table: Egypt's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
Table: Egypt's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
Table: Egypt's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020

The Egypt 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 Egypt.

BMI's Egypt 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 Egypt.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent shipping industry forecasts for Egypt to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Egyptian shipping market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Egypt 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.


Executive Summary

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-2017 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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