Recently published research from Business Monitor International, "India Shipping Report Q4 2014", is now available at Fast Market Research
Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/20/2014 -- 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 in the ports, but investment is now starting to be made. However, this may be a case of too little, too late. Further, 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 will result in throughput growth returning to the major Indian ports.
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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 2014/15 to 2018/19, growth will average 2.1%.
- 2014/15 Port of Jawaharlal Nehru container throughput forecast to grow by 1.8%, following a contraction of 2.3% the previous year. Growth to average 2.5% per annum over the medium term.
- 2014/15 trade real growth forecast at 8.4%, and to average 8.8% to 2018/19.
Key Industry Trends
Governments Likely To Open Coastal Shipping Routes: The governments of India and Bangladesh are likely to reach an agreement for a direct coastal shipping line through the ports of Chittagong and Mongla for cargo transportation to and from India. Under the agreement, the governments are expected to use non-deep-sea vessels to open shipping routes by end-2014. However, a trail on the route is slated to commence on October 14.
Government To Convert Ports Into Companies: The shipping ministry of India plans to secure permission of the cabinet to convert 12 of 13 union government-owned ports into companies, according to a spokesperson of the ministry....
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.
- 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 (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis of the state's shipping sector, which carefully evaluates the short- and medium-term issues facing the industry.
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 include business activities, leading products and services, company strategy, trends and developments and economic performance analysis.
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