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Industry ViewThe primary issue in Indian shipping continues to be the state of the nation's ports. Investment in the12 major state-run facilities has not kept up with the demand engendered by the rapid economic growthexperienced in India over the past decade. This is leading to repeated issues of congestion in the ports, butinvestment is now being made. However, this may be a case of too little, too late. Further, Indian ports'troubles are being compounded by a fall in demand in the eurozone, which has contributed to a fall incontainer throughput at many facilities in recent months.Headline Industry Data■ 2013/14 Port of Kandla tonnage throughput forecast to decline by 1.0%. Over the medium-term forecastperiod to 2018/19, growth will average 1.6%.■ 2013/14 Port of Jawaharlal Nehru container throughput forecast to contract by 5.1%, and to average 4.1%growth per annum to the end of our forecast period.■ 2013/14 trade real growth forecast at 5.3%, and to average 8.1% to 2018/19.
Industry View 7SWOT 9Shipping 9Political 11Economic 13Business Environment 15Industry Forecast 17Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) Throughput 17Port Of Chennai Throughput 22Table: Major Port Data 27Table: Trade Overview 30Table: Key Trade Indicators 30Table: Main Import Partners (US$mn) 32Table: Main Export Partners (US$mn) 33Market Overview 34India Container Shipping Market Overview 34Industry Trends And Developments 44Company Profile 51Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) 51Mercator Lines 56Varun Shipping 61Great Eastern Shipping (GE Shipping) 64Shipping - Global Industry View 68Box Demand: Container Outlook Strengthening In 2014 68Box Supply: Slowing New Vessel Deliveries To Decrease Overcapacity Pressure 85Table: Q313 Container Vessel Deliveries 86Table: 2013 Mega Vessel Orders 87Box Rates: Rate Push In Preparation For 2014 91Table: 2012 & 2013 SCFI Europe Base Port Average Freight Rate Overview 98Table: 2012 & 2013 SCFI USWC Base Port Average Freight Rate Overview 98Global Company Strategy 99Maersk Line 99Mediterranean Shipping Company 107CMA CGM 113Evergreen Line 120COSCO Container Lines Company 126Macroeconomic Forecasts 132Economic Analysis 132Table: India - Economic Activity 136Demographic Forecast 137Demographic Outlook 137Table: India's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 138Table: India's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 139Table: India's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 140Table: India's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 140