Malaysia Shipping Report

Published 13 July 2015

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Malaysia Shipping Report

BMI View : Over the short term, we anticipate Malaysia ' s main ports will see a varied performance, alternating between large double-digit annual growth in tonnage throughput (29.60% at the Port of Kuantan in 2015) and an 11.42% contraction at the country ' s largest port and gateway to Kuala Lumpur, Port Klang.

Port Klang has suffered in recent times from increasing congestion and is in dire need of upgrade work to raise the standard of facilities to match others in the region. With that in mind, it is welcome news that the Malaysian government has earmarked some MYR300M to upgrade last-mile connectivity at Port Klang. According to Ruben Emir Gnanalingam, CEO at Westport, the road networks leading to both ports in Port Klang have been badly in need of upgrades for the last eight years. With road traffic eased on the way to and from the port, greater ease of transporting cargo should boost the port's output going forward.

The 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP), which outlines various infrastructure development projects and is aimed at improving public transport facilities, regional connectivity and energy security, reinforces our positive outlook for the country's construction sector and, by extension, also offers upside risk to the country's shipping outlook. The 11MP builds on progress made under the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP), which saw developments in various aspects of infrastructure. Between 2010 and 2015, the country enjoyed a compound annual growth rate of 3.70% in port cargo volumne in mn FWT terms and 4.20% in terms of port container volumne in mn twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

Headline Industry Data

  • The real value of Malaysia's total trade will rise by 3.95% in 2015, up on the 2.96% rate estimated for 2014.

  • Total cargo volume handled at Port Klang will contract by 11.42% to 192.47mn tonnes in 2015, while volume at the port of Tanjung Pelepas will rise by 4.79% to 128.33mn tonnes.

  • 2015 box traffic at Port Klang is projected to rise by 16.60% to...

BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Port Klang Throughput
Table: Major Ports Data (Malaysia 2012-2019)
Table: Trade Overview (Malaysia 2012-2019)
Table: Key Trade Indicators (Malaysia 2012-2019)
Table: Top Export Destinations, 2006-2013
Market Overview
Malaysia Container Shipping Market Overview
Company Profile
MISC Berhad
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
Low Oil Prices No Hammer Blow To Overall Economy
Table: Economic Activity (Malaysia 2010-2019)
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Malaysia 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Malaysia 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Malaysia 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Malaysia 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Malaysia 1990-2025)

The Malaysia 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 Malaysia.

BMI's Malaysia 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 Malaysia.

Key Benefits

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