Egypt Shipping Report

Published 16 April 2015

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Egypt Shipping Report

BMI View: We hold a broadly positive view on the Egyptian shipping sector in 2015, expecting the country's economic recovery following years of political unrest - the election of Field Marshall el- Sisi as president in 2014 has introduced a measure of stability not seen since prior to President Hosni Mubarak's ouster in 2011 - to power throughput growth at the country's ports.

Fundamentally, strikes at the country's ports have diminished, and a number of expansions are under way once more, including a new berth to be developed at Damietta. The country benefits from the presence of the Suez Canal, and a recovery in consumer demand in Europe's developed markets - thanks to lower oil prices boosting household spending power - will see volumes through the waterway grow, delivering a boost to Egyptian container-handling facilities near the channel such as East Port Said.

Headline Industry Data

  • 2015 total tonnage throughput at El-Dekheila is forecast to grow by 1.4% to 26.06mn tonnes, and to average 2.0% per annum to 2019.

  • 2015 East Port Said container throughput growth forecast at 2.9% to reach 3.39mn twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), and to average 5.4% growth to 2019.

  • 2015 Egyptian trade forecast to grow by 3.2%, and to average growth of 4.3% over the medium term.

Key Industry Trends

Port Investment Bouncing Back: Following the Arab Spring revolution of 2011 which forced President Hosni Mubarak's ouster, and the subsequent political turmoil during President Morsi's short tenure and subsequent ouster, investment into the country's port stalled. Given that many of the facilities were in need of development, this was bad news for the sector. However, under the current relative stability of the presidency of former Field Marshall President el-Sisi, investment is beginning to pick up once more. In March it was reported that the port of Damietta, on the country's Mediterranean coast and a major entry point for Alexandria and cities on the Delta, had...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
East Port Said Throughput
Port Of El-Dekheila Throughput
Table: Major Ports Data (Egypt 2012-2019)
Table: Trade Overview (Egypt 2012-2019)
Table: Key Trade Indicators (Egypt 2012-2019)
Table: Main Import Partners, 2006-2013
Table: Main Export Destinations, 2006-2013
Market Overview
Egypt Container Shipping Market Overview
Shipping - Global Industry View
Three Container Routes To Watch In 2015
Global Company Strategy
Maersk Line
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
Evergreen Line
COSCO Container Lines Company (COSCON)
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Expenditure Breakdown
Table: GDP By Expenditure (Egypt 2012-2019)
Demographic Forecast
Demographic Outlook
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Egypt 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Egypt 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Egypt 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Egypt 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Egypt 1990-2025)

The Egypt Shipping Report has been researched at source and features latest-available data and BMI Research'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.


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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'An essential, multi-faceted research tool. BMI’s thorough understanding of the major market players enables an informed – and informative – review of the sector’s actual performance, together with useful insights into current industry issues, which are topped-off with detailed and invaluable forecasts of industry and macroeconomic trends.’

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