The Chinese Mining Industry - Market Opportunities and Entry Strategies, Analyses and Forecasts to 2015
- Published: November 2011
- Region: China
The Oman Shipping Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, shipping associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Oman's shipping industry.
On a global level we continue to see risks to all three core shipping sectors (container and dry and liquid bulk), with overcapacity and a drop in demand continually threatening to push down rates and impinge on lines' profits. As austerity measures take hold in Europe and the US continues to have high unemployment and recover from the downturn sluggishly, shipping levels may slow their growth considerably. The outlook for Oman is looking fairly rosy, however. Trade will continue its growth over the mid term, though at a slower pace than the pre-downturn years, and investments in the major ports of the country should see their growth continue.
Headline Industry Data
2011 container throughput at Salalah forecast to reach 3.69mn 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) on growth of 4.41%.
2011 total tonnage throughput at Sohar forecast to reach 13.44mn tonnes on growth of 17.6%.
2011 Oman total trade real forecast at 4.09%, and to average 2.87% per annum to 2015.
Key Industry Trends OSC launches container shipping arm on niche Middle Eastern rotation: The Omani Shipping Company launched its first container liner service during the quarter, a diversification from its core business of shipping liquefied natural gas (LNG). Its rotation will run from Muscat to Port Said, Beirut, Lattakia, Mersin and Tripoli before returning to Oman.
Aiming to be transhipment hubs: Oman, Salalah, Sohar and Sultan Qaboos are all looking to develop themselves into transhipment hubs for the region, and are developing their facilities accordingly. Regional maritime ally: Iran is positioning itself as a key ally for Oman, particularly in the maritime field, as was stressed by two official visits that took place during the quarter.
Key Risks To Outlook Oman's geographical location on the major Asia-Europe trade route, which is providing the impetus for Oman to develop itself into a transhipment hub, could also provide risk to our outlook should the trade lane become less busy on the back of austerity measures and a sluggish recovery in Europe. There is upside risk to our forecasts on the back of Vale's development at the port the port of Sohar. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
Oman Shipping SWOT
Oman Political SWOT
Oman Economic SWOT
Oman Business Environment SWOT
Container Industry Overview
Table: Floating Back To The Yards - New Orders
Dry Bulk Shipping Overview
Table: Expansion Ahoy - Tata NYK Shipping Fleet Overview
Table: Chief Importers Primary Destinations for Gladstone's Coal Exports
Liquid Bulk Shipping Overview
Industry Trends and Developments
OSC Launches Container Shipping Arm On Niche Middle Eastern Rotation
Regional Maritime Ally
Oman Dry Bulk Shipping Overview
Table: Major Port Data 2008-2015
Table: Trade Overview 2008-2015
Table: Key Trade Indicators 2008-2015
Table: Main Import Partners, 2002-2008
Table: Main Export Partners, 2002-2008
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
Neptune Orient Lines (& APL)
China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company
China Shipping (CSCL)
Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL)
Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK)
- A.P. MØLLER-MAERSK
- Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
- CMA CGM
- Evergreen Line
- Neptune Orient Lines (& APL)
- CSAV Shipping
- China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company
- Hanjin Shipping
- China Shipping (CSCL)
- Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL)
- Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK)