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BMI maintains its cautiously optimistic view on the US shipping sector. After estimated contractions inTEU throughput at both the port of Los Angeles and the Port of New York/New Jersey in 2013, we forecasta return to growth in 2014 at both facilities.We continue to believe that the US consumer is slowly - and sometimes unsteadily - gaining momentumafter several years of weak activity, providing a welcome boost to container volumes at US ports. A steadyimprovement in consumer confidence during the first nine months of 2013 also reinforces our view thatprivate consumption will accelerate in 2014. As confidence improves, we expect consumers to be relativelymore willing to spend on big-ticket items and shift relatively more income away from savings and towardspending.Our 2014 growth forecast of 2.7% represents a bounce from 2013, and we believe that the risks to economicexpansion remain predominantly to the upside. Our core view on the US economy is that the recovery isbecoming increasingly entrenched, and that by 2014 many of the headwinds to growth, includinggovernment spending cuts, will be dissipating. Not only do we expect accelerating growth in 2014, webelieve the US economy could be on the cusp of a multi-year period of stronger growth.
Industry View 7SWOT 10Shipping 10Political 12Economic 13Business Environment 14Industry Forecast 15Port Of Los Angeles Throughput 15Port Of New York/New Jersey Throughput 20Table: Major Port Data 24Table: Trade Overview 27Table: Key Trade Indicators 27Table: Main Import Partners, US$ 29Table: Main Export Partners, US$ 30Market Overview 31United States Container Shipping Market Overview 31Industry Trends And Developments 37Company Profile 44Horizon Lines 44Shipping - Global Industry View 48Box Demand: Container Outlook Strengthening In 2014 48Box Supply: Slowing New Vessel Deliveries To Decrease Overcapacity Pressure 65Table: Q313 Container Vessel Deliveries 66Table: 2013 Mega Vessel Orders 67Box Rates: Rate Push In Preparation For 2014 71Table: 2012 & 2013 SCFI Europe Base Port Average Freight Rate Overview 78Table: 2012 & 2013 SCFI USWC Base Port Average Freight Rate Overview 78Global Company Strategy 79Maersk Line 79Mediterranean Shipping Company 87CMA CGM 93Evergreen Line 100COSCO Container Lines Company 106Macroeconomic Forecasts 112Economic Activity 112Table: US - GDP By Expenditure 120Demographic Forecast 122Demographic Outlook 122Table: The United States' Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 123Table: The United States' Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 124Table: The United States' Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 125Table: The United States' Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 125