Sunday, 02 September 2012 13:05

Global container forecast study for 2017

The global container port industry is forecasted to boom by 2017

The global container port industry
is forecasted to boom by 2017

Global container port throughput is forecast to surpass 800m teu by 2017, but port capacity growth will remain 6% below demand growth, according to the latest port sector report from Drewry Maritime Research.

The Global Container Terminal Operators Annual Review and Forecast 2011 states that the economic uncertainty remains a key challenge for the global industry however, capacity expansion and the number of terminal operators will vary significantly from region to region with Europe expected to remain flat, North America to show a little growth and Asia to continue to dominate.

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