Global Marine & Container Terminal Operation: Market Research Report

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Global Marine & Container Terminal Operation Market Research Report | Jun 2014

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Marine & Container Terminal Operation global market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
A.P. Møller - Mærsk A.P. Møller - Mærsk market share
DP World DP World market share
Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. market share
PSA International PSA International market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Global trade requires marine and container terminals to send and receive ships. Although industry revenue dipped during the global recession, increasing global trade has helped industry growth since; this trend is expected to continue in the next five years. Asian global trade is expected to remain the largest growth driver for the industry, with accelerated growth in developed economies forecast to provide and additional boost... read more

Industry Products

Terminal operation

Terminal operations, which is usually a highly capital intensive activity, account 66.2% of industry revenue. Container terminals are large port facilities where cargo containers are transferred from ships to other vehicles, including trucks, trains or other ships. Modern terminals consist of a series of cranes that move the containers. Quay cranes, also known as container handling gantry cranes, are located across the shoreline of the terminal and are responsible for moving containers from ships to land. Terminals also use staking cranes, which are mobile gantry cranes that stack containers in order to increase a ports efficiently of space. For roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro) vessels, forklifts are used... read more


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What is the Global Marine & Container Terminal Operation Industry?

Companies in the industry operate ports and terminals (including docking and pier facilities). Main activities include the loading and unloading of cargo containers from ships, arranging paperwork for incoming shipments to meet customs requirements, operating a computer system to connect cargo with recipients and transferring cargo onto trucks and trains.

Industry Products
Terminal operationOther servicesPort and harbor operations
Industry Activities
Waterfront terminal operation (docks, piers and wharves)Docking facility operationsWharf operationPort facility operationHarbor operationsBulk stevedoring Container stevedoring Other marine cargo handling

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