Thailand Shipping Report

 Published On: Jul, 2015 |    No of Pages: 106 |  Published By: BMI Shipping | Format: PDF
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BMI View: We expect healthy growth across Thailand's maritime shipping sector in 2015. While challenges from the volatile political situation - following the establishment of a military government in May 2014 - persist, the government has introduced a range of measures which should help boost the economy and reassure investors. Externally, the market for Thai exports is looking stronger, and continued investment into the maritime facilities will see growth continue over the longer term.

Headline Industry Data
Gross tonnage at Laem Chabang, the country's largest port, is set to rise by 6.1% to 76.61mn tonnes in 2015, and will average growth of 6.5% a year over our medium-term forecast period to 2019.
Box handling at the same port will rise 7.5% to 7.08mn twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2015, and will grow by an average of 6.4% over the medium term.
At the port of Bangkok, BMI projects that tonnage will grow by 6.4% in 2015, to 22.82mn tonnes, with container handling set to grow by 6.1%, to 1.63mn TEUs.
We expect the real value of foreign trade to grow by 0.1% in 2015.

Key Industry Trends
Myanmar Connection Will Support Trade Growth: In April, Thai shipping firm Regional Container Lines (RCL) announced that it had linked up one of its Thailand-Singapore services with a Singapore-Yangon service, thereby meaning that it offers a direct service between Thailand and Myanmar. The service launched on April 29, with the Xetha Bhum arriving in Yangon on May 3. The new service will support growing trade between Thailand and its rapidly developing neighbour. RCL president, Sumate Tanthuwanit, said of the launch: 'There has traditionally being strong trading links between Thailand and Myanmar. Current imports to Myanmar from Thailand will in fact rank amongst the top 3 countries in Asia in container terms.'

BMI Industry View7
Operational Risk13
Industry Forecast16
Port Of Laem Chabang Throughput16
Port Of Bangkok Throughput21
Table: Major Ports Data (Thailand 2012-2019)24
Table: Trade Overview (Thailand 2012-2019)25
Table: Key Trade Indicators (Thailand 2012-2019)26
Table: Top Import Partners, 2006-201327
Table: Top Export Destinations, 2006-201328
Market Overview29
Thailand Container Shipping Market Overview29
Thailand Company Profile35
Regional Container Lines (RCL)35
Precious Shipping PCL (PSL)38
Shipping - Global Industry View40
Container Lines To Prosper In 201540
Global Company Strategy45
Maersk Line45
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)56
Evergreen Line72
COSCO Container Lines Company (COSCON)79
Macroeconomic Forecasts88
Economic Activity88
Table: Economic Activity (Thailand 2009-2018)92
Demographic Forecast93
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Thailand 1990-2025)94
Table: Key Population Ratios (Thailand 1990-2025)94
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Thailand 1990-2025)95
Table: Population By Age Group (Thailand 1990-2025)95
Table: Population By Age Group % (Thailand 1990-2025)96

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