In recent decades, ongoing trade liberalization, global economic expansion and ongoing growth in Asian economies have been the main factors propelling the Global Marine and Container Terminal Operation industry's growth. Even in the years following the global economic downturn, the industry experienced a rapid recovery due to surging growth in key emerging markets. However, stagnating growth in many developed economies, supply chain disruptions, the appreciation of the US dollar and the recent slowdown in emerging market growth have tempered industry performance in recent years. Over the next five years, the industry is projected to benefit from improving trade levels, with greater demand stemming from the logistics and shipping sectors. Trade between Asian countries and the rest of the world is expected to propel global revenue growth over the five years to 2022, with accelerated growth in several developed economies forecast to bolster the industry's performance.
Companies in the industry operate terminals (including docking and pier facilities). Main activities include the loading and unloading of cargo from ships, arranging paperwork for incoming shipments to meet customs requirements, operating a computer system to connect cargo with recipients and transferring cargo onto trucks and trains.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.