Israel Shipping Report

Published 19 May 2015

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Israel Shipping Report

BMI View: We expect moderate growth across Israel's ports in 2015, which will benefit from the base effects of a rebound in economic growth following disruption caused by the Operation Protective Edge conflict in 2014. The port of Haifa will return to growth following two years of decline in its container throughput. 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 se developments face strong opposition from current port workers and unions , which is impacting throughput .

Headline Industry Data

  • 2015 port of Haifa total tonnage throughput to grow by 2.8%, and to average growth of 3.7% to 2019.

  • 2015 box handling at Haifa will expand by 1.8% to 1.22mn twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). Positive growth projected to continue in 2016 and average 3.0% from 2015 to 2019.

  • Israel's total trade is forecast to see real growth of 2.8% in 2015, from a 3.5% expansion in imports and a 2.0% growth in exports. Total trade growth will average 3.8% over the medium term.

Key Industry Trends

New Terminal Concessions Awarded: In April 2015, it was reported that Israel Ports Company had granted two concessions to operate and maintain Ashdod's Southport terminal and Haifa's Bayport terminals to Terminal Investment Limited and Shanghai International Port Group, respectively. The winners will complete the development of their respective terminals, and operate and maintain the facilities for 25 years from 2021. The terminals will have two quays with a total length of about 1,600m and maximum waterside depth of 17.3m. The concessionaires will also procure and install operational equipment such as vehicles, cranes, information management systems and other equipment required. The initial capacity for both terminals is expected to...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Port Of Haifa Throughput
Port Of Eilat Throughput
Table: Major Ports Data (Israel 2012-2019)
Table: Trade Overview (Israel 2012-2019)
Table: Key Trade Indicators (Israel 2012-2019)
Table: Israel's Main Import Partners, 2006-2013 (USDmn)
Table: Israel's Main Export Partners, 2006-2013 (USDmn)
Market Overview
Israel Container Shipping Market Overview
Company Profile
Zim Integrated Shipping Services
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
Economic Analysis
Expenditure Breakdown
Table: Economic Activity (Israel 2010-2019)
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Israel 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Israel 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Israel 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Israel 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Israel 1990-2025)

The Israel 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 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.


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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