Turkey Shipping Report

Published 26 June 2015

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Turkey Shipping Report

BMI View: In 2015, annual growth across Turkey's main ports is set to be healthy, with the port of Ambarli forecast to see year-on-year (y-o-y) tonnage growth of 7.30%, while box throughput at the port will come in at a lower rate of 6.44%. Meanwhile, the growth picture at the port of Haydarpasa will be equally impressive with tonnage forecast to increase by 8.22% y-o-y (the outperformer in 2015) and container throughput by 3.90% in 2015. The port of Izmir is not set to see similar levels of growth to Ambarli and Haydarpasa (2.25% and 2.30% in tonnage and box terms, respectively). The growth at Turkish ports is predicated on rising total trade growth in real terms this year (4.85%).

The trade picture in Turkey has some pertinent potential bright spots on the horizon, which should provide a shot in the arm to the country's shipping industry. Peru is currently negotiating free trade agreements (FTAs) with Turkey and Honduras, and is likely to subsequently start trade negotiations with India and Indonesia, according to Peruvian Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Magali Silva.

Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Iran was ai med at boosting bilateral trade . Erdogan had previously stated that Ankara may consider providing logistical support to the Saudi-led military mission in Yemen. The remarks had caused uproar in Iran. During the visit, eight economic cooperation deals were signed between the two countries. In addition, Erdogan proposed eliminating the US dollar and the euro as the currency of commercial transactions, using national currencies instead, reported by Al-Monitor.

Headline Industry Data

  • 2015 port of Ambarli tonnage throughput is forecast to grow 7.30% to 4.59mn tonnes; over the medium term to 2019, we project average annual growth of 6.74%.

  • 2015 port of Ambarli container throughput is forecast to grow 6.44% to 3.90mn twenty-foo equivalent units (TEUs); over the medium term we project annual average growth of 6.33%.

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Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
Operational Risk SWOT
Industry Forecast
Port Of Ambarli Throughput
Table: Major Ports Data (Turkey 2012-2019)
Table: Trade Overview (Turkey 2012-2019)
Table: Key Trade Indicators (Turkey 2012-2019)
Table: Top Import Destinations, 2006-2013
Table: Top Export Destinations, 2006-2013
Market Overview
Turkey Container Shipping Market Overview
Turkey Company Profile
Turkon Line
Shipping - Global Industry View
Container Lines To Prosper In 2015
Global Company Strategy
Maersk Line
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
Evergreen Line
COSCO Container Lines Company (COSCON)
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Table: GDP By Expenditure (Turkey 2011-2018)
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Turkey 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Turkey 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Turkey 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Turkey 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Turkey 1990-2025)

The Turkey 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 Turkey.

BMI's Turkey 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 Turkey.

Key Benefits

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