Business Monitor International


Israel Shipping Report

Published 10 March 2014

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Israel Shipping Report

The Israeli ports sector is undergoing a state of flux, with the major ports set to be expanded with new, privately operated, terminals, which will be able to handle the larger vessels that are becoming the norm on the key Asia-Europe trade route on which Israel stands. However, the developments are facing strong opposition from current port workers and unions. In terms of demand, moderate growth at Israel's container-handling facilities should be supported by steady, though unspectacular, economic growth.

Headline Industry Data

  • 2014 Port of Haifa total tonnage throughput to grow by 7.2%, and to average 5.2% to 2018.

  • 2014 box handling at Haifa will grow by 4.0% to 1.50mn twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

  • Growth projected to average 3.8% to 2018.

  • Israel's total trade is forecast to see real growth of 3.3% in 2014, from a 3.0% expansion in imports and a 3.5% growth in exports. Growth will average 3.3% over the medium term.

Key Industry Trends

Israel Corporation To Lose Control Of Zim After Debt Settlement : A debt settlement agreement is soon to be signed between Israel Corporation and the creditors of Zim Integrated Shipping Services. The settlement would cut Zim's US$3bn debt by 50%. Israel Corporation will invest US$200mn in Zim for keeping 33% of Zim and forego debt. The remaining 66% of Zim's shares will go to its creditors.

Deadline For Private Ports Tender Postponed To February : Israel postponed the deadline for submitting technical bids for the construction of private ports at Haifa and Ashdod from January 15 to February 17, according to the Israel Ports Development & Assets Company. The deadline for the construction tender for Haifa Bay Port and South Ashdod Port was postponed at the bidders' request.

Antitrust Authority Rules Haifa And Ashdod Ports As Oligopoly : In December the Israel Antitrust Authority ruled that the ports of Haifa and Ashdod act as an oligopoly in container handling. The decision has allowed director David Gilo to...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
9
Shipping
9
Political
10
Economic
11
Business Environment
12
Industry Forecast
13
Port of Haifa Throughput
13
Port of Eilat Throughput
19
Table: Major Port Data, 2011-2018
22
Table: Trade Overview, 2011-2018
22
Table: Key Trade Indicators, 2011-2018
23
Table: Main Import Partners, 2004-2012
24
Table: Main Export Partners, 2004-2012
25
Market Overview
26
Israel Container Shipping Market Overview
26
Industry Trends And Developments
36
Company Profile
38
Zim Integrated Shipping Services (Zim)
38
Shipping - Global Industry View
42
Container Demand: Growth Outlook To Bolster 2014 Box Volumes
42
Container Supply: Overcapacity To Remain An Issue In 2014
52
Container Rates: Volatile As Demand Ticks Up, But Oversupply Remains
61
Table: Shipping Lines' Agents Offices Raided In Russia
67
Global Company Strategy
69
Maersk Line
69
Mediterranean Shipping Company
79
CMA CGM
85
Evergreen Line
94
COSCO Container Lines Company
102
Macroeconomic Forecasts
108
Economic Analysis
108
Table: Israel - GDP By Expenditure
114
Demographic Forecast
116
Demographic Outlook
116
Table: Israel's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
117
Table: Israel's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
118
Table: Israel's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
119
Table: Israel's Rural/Urban Population Split, 1990-2020
119

The Israel 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 Israel.

BMI's Israel 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 Israel.

Key Benefits

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

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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