United Arab Emirates Shipping Report

 Published On: Feb, 2015 |    No of Pages: 111 |  Published By: BMI Shipping | Format: PDF
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The UAE is the regional giant when it comes to shipping, and we see no chance of this changing in 2015, as
it continues to develop its ports. The behemoth of Jebel Ali - the largest container-handling facility between
Rotterdam and Singapore - is forecast to handle a massive 14.54 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) over
the course of the year, on growth of 3.5%, which will be boosted by an expansion to a handling capacity of
19mn TEUs. Port Khalifa, meanwhile - only launched in 2012 - has already handled 2mn TEUs since it
started operations and is expected to see more double-digit growth in 2015.
Although a relatively sluggish expansion rate in Europe will mean that throughput growth at Jebel Ali will
not exceed 4.5% over the next five years, between the two facilities and ongoing investment therein the
emirates will continue to dominate Gulf shipping and remain the premier transhipment destination in the

Industry View 7
Shipping 9
Political 10
Economic 11
Industry Forecast 14
Port Of Jebel Ali Throughput 14
Port Khalifa Throughput 19
Table: Major Ports Data (United Arab Emirates 2012-2019) 24
Table: Trade Overview (United Arab Emirates 2012-2019) 25
Table: Key Trade Indicators (United Arab Emirates 2012-2019) 26
Table: Main Import Partners, 2006-2013 27
Table: Main Export Partners, 2006-2013 28
Market Overview 29
UAE Container Shipping Market Overview 29
Company Profile 36
United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) 36
Gulftainer 40
Abu Dhabi National Tanker Company 45
Gulf Energy Maritime 47
Gulf Navigation Holding 49
Shipping - Global Industry View 53
Container Lines To Prosper In 2015 53
Global Company Strategy 58
Maersk Line 58
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) 69
Evergreen Line 85
COSCO Container Lines Company (COSCON) 92
Macroeconomic Forecasts 101
Economic Analysis 101
Fiscal Position Remains Solid 103
Oil Sector To See Only Marginal Gains 104
Risks To Outlook 105
Table: Economic Activity (United Arab Emirates 2009-2018) 106
Table: GDP By Expenditure (United Arab Emirates 2011-2018) 106
Demographic Forecast 108
Demographic Outlook 108
Table: Population Headline Indicators (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025) 109
Table: Key Population Ratios (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025) 109
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025) 110
Table: Population By Age Group (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025) 110
Table: Population By Age Group % (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025) 111

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