- Language: English
- Published: August 2012
- Region: Oman
Poland Shipping Report Q2 2011
- Published: February 2011
- Region: Poland
- 92 Pages
- Business Monitor International
The Poland Shipping Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, shipping associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Poland's shipping industry.
The port of Gdansk is set to hold the top position in Poland's maritime sector in terms of both total tonnage and container throughput in 2011 after overtaking the port of Gdynia in terms of boxes handled in 2010.
Gdansk has a strong position to build on in 2011. The largest global container line, Maersk Line, is its customer, and the shipping company now offers the facility as a port of call on one of its direct Asia- Europe services offering Poland's importers and exporters cheaper, quicker transport links to ports in China.
Over the mid term we project further growth at the port of Gdansk. Gdynia has started its recovery, as it returned to positive growth in 2010.
Headline Industry Data
2011 port of Gdansk tonnage throughput forecast to grow 6%, over the mid-term we project a 29% increase.
2011 port of Gdansk container throughput forecast to grow 13%, over the mid-term we project a 69% increase.
2011 total trade growth forecast at 8.45%. Key Industry Trends
Gdansk Future Looks Rosy: Having secured Maersk Line as a client is a major plus for the port, which offers direct services to the main ports in China. Gdansk has made the shortlist of ports that the Chinese port of Ningbo has displayed an interest in within the region as the facility seeks a Baltic Sea port to develop into a gateway for Chinese goods bound for Central and Eastern Europe.
Gdynia Down But Not Out: The port may have lost Maersk Line to its rival, but other global shipping lines have preferred to move in the other direction, with Gdynia taking OOCL from Gdansk in 2010. The port also plans to develop deepwater capacity, which in the future will level the playing field between the two ports.
Port Rivalry Will Aid Polish Trade: Rivalry at the ports is having a positive effect, with both facilities expanding their infrastructure. BMI's long-held view is that Poland will prove a growth outperformer over the short and long term, as the nation's domestic demand base shields the economy from the worst of global headwinds while economic convergence with Western Europe propels higher living standards. It is this that leads BMI's shipping desk to assert that demand from the country's consumers, coupled with the potential for Poland to develop into a transhipment hub, will mean that Poland will require both Gdansk and Gdynia to expand, and that there will be enough trade for both to prosper.
Poland Develops LNG Terminal To Decrease Reliance On Russian Gas Imports: A consortium led by Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has won the US$211mn tender to build an LNG terminal at the port of Swinoujscie. The terminal and its pipeline infrastructure are part of Poland's gas import diversification strategy, which is planned to lessen the country's reliance on Russia for its gas. In February 2010 Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo (PGNiG) signed a long-term LNG supply deal with Qatargas. Under the agreement, Qatargas will supply 1mn tonnes per annum (tpa) of LNG for 20 years starting in 2014. This will provide around 1.4bn cubic metres (bcm) of gas per annum, equivalent to 6% of Poland's forecast gas demand in 2014.
Risks To Outlook The strong base for growth at the country's ports stems from BMI's positive outlook for the Polish economy. Container throughput will be driven by the country's consumers, a section of the country's economy that is strengthening. The country's real GDP growth is estimated to increase by 4.6% in 2011. An upside risk to our forecasts comes in the form of China's interest in Poland's main port. If Gdansk wins the investment package and patronage of Ningbo, throughput volumes will increase as the port caters for greater Chinese cargo to Poland and Central Europe. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
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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)