Israel Shipping Report

 Published On: Sep, 2013 |    No of Pages: 113 |  Published By: BMI Shipping | Format: PDF
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Israel's two major ports, Ashdod and Haifa held up better than expected in 2012, supported by strong
domestic consumption. The outlook in 2013 is less certain, as it is still unclear whether or not workers at the
two facilities will strike in protest against the development of two new, private, container terminals
alongside the older ports. Workers are concerned about losing their privileges, while the Israeli government
appears determined to break what it sees as the ports' stranglehold on Israel's international trade and
economic development.
Headline Industry Data
- 2013 Port of Haifa total tonnage throughput to grow by 6.9%, and to average 3.3% to 2017.
- 2013 box handling at Haifa will grow by 4.7% to 1.44mn twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). Growth
projected to average 2.7% to 2017.
- Israel's total trade is forecast to see real growth of 1.6% in 2013, from a 0.8% expansion in imports and a
2.4% growth in exports. Growth will average 2.3% over the medium term.

Industry View 7
SWOT 9
Shipping 9
Political 11
Economic 12
Business Environment 13
Industry Forecast 14
Port of Haifa Throughput 14
Port of Eilat Throughput 18
Table: Major Port Data, 2010-2017 20
Table: Trade Overview, 2010-2017 21
Table: Key Trade Indicators, 2010-2017 21
Table: Main Import Partners (US$mn) 22
Table: Main Export Partners (US$mn) 23
Market Overview 24
Israel Container Shipping Market Overview 24
Industry Trends And Developments 33
Company Profile 35
Zim Integrated Shipping Services (Zim) 35
Shipping - Global Industry View 40
Box Supply: Overcapacity Remains, But ETRs Offer Hope 40
Table: Q213 Container Vessel Deliveries 42
Table: Container Line Mega Vessel Newbuild Plans 43
Table: Q213 New Container Ship Orders 50
Box Rates: Tough 2013, ETRs Remain The Ones To Watch 51
Table: 2012 & 2013 SCFI Europe Base Port Average Freight Rate Overview 58
Table: 2012 & 2013 SCFI USWC Base Port Average Freight Rate Overview 58
Box Demand: Static Outlook Continues, But 2014 Looks Brighter 58
Global Company Strategy 69
Maersk Line 69
Mediterranean Shipping Company 78
CMA CGM 83
Evergreen Line 92
COSCO Container Lines Company 99
Macroeconomic Forecasts 104
Macroeconomic Forecast 104
Demographic Forecast 110
Table: Israel's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 111
Table: Israel's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 112
Table: Israel's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 113
Table: Israel's Rural/Urban Population Split, 1990-2020 113

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