Pakistan Shipping Report

 Published On: Mar, 2014 |    No of Pages: 112 |  Published By: BMI Shipping | Format: PDF
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Slight Pick-up In Port Activity Levels ExpectedThe Pakistani economy achieved a strong 5.0% GDP growth rate in July-September 2013, the first quarterof the 2013/14 financial year (which runs from July to June). We expect growth to ease back in subsequentquarters as the fiscal tightening recommended by the IMF and needed to correct imbalanced public sectoraccounts goes ahead. We are now forecasting 3.4% GDP growth in 2013/14, rising to 4.0% in 2014/15.
Despite the unavoidable need for a fiscal correction, we remain quite optimistic about Pakistan's economicoutlook. While the agricultural sector has lagged, there has solid growth in manufacturing output, despite arather unexciting performance on the export front. We think the explanation lies in a surge of remittancerevenues sent back home from expatriate Pakistanis, which has boosted domestic demand. While theeconomy continues to have weak points (like poor investment levels) we believe the fiscal correction willreduce the public sector 'crowding out effect' and allow credit to flow more freely to private sectorborrowers.
Given our GDP growth forecast for 2013/14, which was lower than the preceding year, we trimmed backthe levels of activity we expect in Pakistan's main ports. We are holding to that lower projection. That said,however, it needs to be noted that cargo handling will still be a little busier than in the preceding year,boosted by growing foreign trade.

Industry View 7
Shipping 10
Political 11
Economic 13
Business Environment 14
Industry Forecast 15
Port Of Karachi Throughput 15
Port Of Qasim Throughput 19
Table: Major Port Data 23
Table: Trade Overview 24
Table: Key Trade Indicators 24
Table: Main Import Partners, 2004-2011 25
Table: Main Export Destinations, 2004-2011 26
Market Overview 27
Pakistan Container Shipping Market Overview 27
Industry Trends And Developments 33
Company Profile 36
Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) 36
Shipping - Global Industry View 38
Container Demand: Growth Outlook To Bolster 2014 Box Volumes 38
Container Supply: Overcapacity To Remain An Issue In 2014 48
Container Rates: Volatile As Demand Ticks Up, But Oversupply Remains 57
Table: Shipping Lines' Agents Offices Raided In Russia 62
Global Company Strategy 65
Maersk Line 65
Mediterranean Shipping Company 75
Evergreen Line 90
COSCO Container Lines Company 98
Macroeconomic Forecasts 104
Economic Analysis 104
Demographic Forecast 109
Table: Pakistan's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 110
Table: Pakistan's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 111
Table: Pakistan's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 112
Table: Pakistan's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 112

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