United Arab Emirates Shipping Report

Published 13 July 2015

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United Arab Emirates Shipping Report

BMI View: The UAE's s hipping sector, one of the best developed and most important in the world, will con tinue to expand rapidly in 2015 and over the medium term. The Dubai port of Jebel Ali is the ninth largest in the world in terms of container throughput, while the Abu Dhabi facility of Port Khalifa, only launched in late 2012, is expanding rapidly thanks to the KIZAD industrial zone being developed alongside it. We expect that an economic recovery in developed markets will ensure continued growth in transhipment demand at the UAE's ports, while domestic consumer demand will also remain a key driver of throughput. The gradual rapprochement of Iran with the West will also encourage growth given the considerable re-export trade the UAE has traditionally had with the Islamic Republic.

Headline Industry Data

  • Sharjah Terminals container throughput (KCT and SCT) is forecast to grow by 5.9% in 2015, averaging 4.5% over the medium term.

  • Jebel Ali container throughput is forecast to grow by 7.8% in 2015. Through to 2019, we expect growth to average 4.8% annually.

  • Port Khalifa's box throughput will expand by 18.6% to 1.35mn TEUs. Growth will remain strong, averaging 15.5% to 2019.

  • Total trade real growth is forecast at 6.4% in 2015 and to average 4.8% through to 2019.

Key Industry Trends

Will Port Canaveral Be A Success?: Gultainer had planned to mark its entry to the US market through operating a terminal at major port Jacksonville, but this move was ultimately blocked by the port, for 'purely commercial reasons.' As a result, Gulftainer US's first port in North America is the much smaller facility of Port Canaveral, further down the Florida coastline. This makes the company the first Middle East-based port operator to enter the US market, following DP World's failed attempt to do so in 2006.

The US entry is an important component of Gulftainer's global expansion strategy. In December 2013, Gulftainer announced its plans to triple its port...

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
9
Shipping
9
Political
10
Economic
11
Operational Risk
12
Industry Forecast
14
Port Of Jebel Ali Throughput
14
Port Khalifa Throughput
19
Table: Major Ports Data (United Arab Emirates 2012-2019)
24
Table: Trade Overview (United Arab Emirates 2012-2019)
25
Table: Key Trade Indicators (United Arab Emirates 2012-2019)
26
Table: Main Import Partners, 2006-2013
27
Table: Main Export Partners, 2006-2013
28
Market Overview
29
UAE Container Shipping Market Overview
29
Company Profile
36
United Arab Shipping Company (UASC)
36
Gulftainer
40
Abu Dhabi National Tanker Company
44
Gulf Energy Maritime
47
Gulf Navigation Holding
49
Shipping - Global Industry View
53
Three Container Routes To Watch In 2015
53
Global Company Strategy
60
Maersk Line
60
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
73
CMA CGM
80
Evergreen Line
91
COSCO Container Lines Company (COSCON)
99
Macroeconomic Forecasts
106
Private Spending Growth To Remain High
107
Modest Growth For Oil Sector
109
Table: Economic Activity (United Arab Emirates 2010-2019)
110
Table: GDP By Expenditure (United Arab Emirates 2012-2019)
110
Demographic Forecast
112
Demographic Outlook
112
Table: Population Headline Indicators (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
113
Table: Key Population Ratios (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
113
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
114
Table: Population By Age Group (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
114
Table: Population By Age Group % (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
115

The United Arab Emirates 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 United Arab Emirates.

BMI's United Arab Emirates 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 United Arab Emirates.

Key Benefits

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

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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