India Shipping Report Q1 2015

Dec 16, 2014 - Business Monitor International - 139 pages - USD $1,295
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The primary issue in Indian shipping continues to be the state of the nation's ports. Investment in the 12 major state-run facilities has not kept up with the demand engendered by rapid economic growth experienced in India over the past decade. This is leading to repeated issues of congestion at the port s. I nvestment is now starting to be made, but this may be a case of too little, too late. Further more, Indian ports' troubles have been compounded by a fall in demand in the eurozone, which has contributed to a fall in container throughput at many facilities in recent years . It is hoped that the projected return to growth in the currency bloc in 2014 and an ongoing recovery in 2015 will result in throughput growth returning to the major Indian ports . There are positive signs at the time of writing; industrial activity - including mining, manufacturing and autos production - is all picking up at the close of 2014, bo ding well for economic growth, a nd port throughput, in 2015 and beyond.

Headline Industry Data
  • 2014/15 (ending March 2015) port of Kandla tonnage throughput forecast to grow by 1.4% following a disappointing decline of 7.1% the previous year, driven by heavy monsoon rains. Over the medium-term forecast period from 2015/16 to 2019/20, growth will average 2.3%.
  • 2014/15 port of Jawaharlal Nehru container throughput forecast to grow by 8.3%, following a contraction of 2.3% the previous year. Growth to average 4.4% per annum from 2015/16 to 2019/20.
  • 2014/15 trade real growth forecast at 8.4%, and to average 8.6% from 2015/16 to 2019/20.
Key Industry Trends

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The India Shipping Report has been researched at source and features latest-available data and Business Monitor International (BMI)'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 India.

BMI's India 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 India.

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