United States Shipping Report Q4 2013

Jan 28, 2014, 10:22 ET from ReportBuyer

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United States Shipping Report Q4 2013

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BMI maintains its cautiously positive view on the US shipping sector. We forecast contractions in
throughput at both the port of Los Angeles and the Port of New York/New Jersey. We have revised down
our 2013 US real GDP growth forecast from 2.1% to 1.8%, which is mostly attributable to base effects from
poor data readings in Q412 and Q113.
The downward revision to our headline real GDP growth number is partly the result of changes to our
forecast for real net exports of goods and services. We have revised down our export growth figure,
from 3.5% to 2.5%, due to back-to-back contractions in annualised real export growth in Q412 and
Q313. However, we have revised up our 2013 real imports of goods and services forecast from 2.8% to
3.3%, well above the 2.4% import growth posted in 2012. We continue to believe that the US consumer is
slowly - and sometimes unsteadily - gaining momentum after several years of weak activity, providing a
welcome boost to container volumes at US ports. The biggest external risk is a collapse of the eurozone
which would hit the US via a financial sector shock and via trade channels, with a negative follow-on effect
on shipping volumes.
BMI Industry View 7
Shipping 10
Political 12
Economic 13
Business Environment 14
Industry Forecast 15
Port Of Los Angeles Throughput 15
Port Of New York/New Jersey Throughput 22
Table: Major Port Data 28
Table: Trade Overview 30
Table: Key Trade Indicators 31
Table: TOP IMPORT DESTINATIONS, 2004-2011, US$mn 32
Table: TOP EXPORT DESTINATIONS, 2004-2011, US$mn 33
Market Overview 34
US Container Shipping Market Overview 34
Industry Trends And Developments 40
Company Profile 50
Horizon Lines 50
Shipping - Global Industry View 54
Box Supply: Overcapacity Remains, But ETRs Offer Hope 54
Table: Q213 Container Vessel Deliveries 56
Table: Container Line Mega Vessel Newbuild Plans 57
Table: Q213 New Container Ship Orders 64
Box Rates: Tough 2013, ETRs Remain The Ones To Watch 65
Table: 2012 & 2013 SCFI Europe Base Port Average Freight Rate Overview 72
Table: 2012 & 2013 SCFI USWC Base Port Average Freight Rate Overview 72
Box Demand: Static Outlook Continues, But 2014 Looks Brighter 72
Global Company Strategy 83
Maersk Line 83
Mediterranean Shipping Company 92
Evergreen Line 106
COSCO Container Lines Company 113
Macroeconomic Forecasts 119
Table: United States - GDP By Expenditure, Real Growth % 129
Demographic Forecast 130
Demographic Outlook 130
Table: The United States' Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 131
Table: The United States' Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 132
Table: The United States' Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 133
Table: The United States' Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 133

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United States Shipping Report Q4 2013

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