Pakistan Shipping Report Q1 2016

Date: November 4, 2015
Pages: 90
US$ 1,295.00
Report type: Strategic Report
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BMI View: BMI forecasts healthy growth at Pakistan's two major ports, both based around the largest city in the country, Karachi. Both the Port of Karachi and the Port of Muhammad Bin Qasim are set to post positive growth in 2016 and throughout the rest of our forecast in the medium term to 2019. While growth will plateau at steady rates at both ports, the Port of Muhammad Bin Qasim will see more robust growth than that of the Port of Karachi, particularly in terms of container throughput. We forecast that Pakistan will see comfortable macroeconomic growth over our short- and medium-term forecast period, and highlight that the country's efforts to diversify trade out of its current core trade partners could pay dividends to the shipping sector in particular in the long term.

Both Major Ports To See Growth In 2016

In 2016, both the Port of Karachi and the Port of Muhammad Bin Qasim should see positive growth, building on similar figures we estimate the country has seen in 2015. The Port of Muhammad Bin Qasim will be the frontrunner in terms of year-on-year growth, posting a rise of 4.1% in total tonnage throughput and the country's highest port growth figure of 7.0% y-o-y for container throughput. However, it should also be noted that the Port of Muhammad Bin Qasim is almost half the size of the Port of Karachi, its neighbour, so although growth will be moderately more subdued at 3.3% for total tonnage and 5.0% in TEUs handled, the port will still be handling far more overall.
BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Port Of Karachi Throughput
Port Of Qasim Throughput
  Table: Major Ports Data (Pakistan 2012-2019)
  Table: Trade Overview (Pakistan 2012-2019)
  Table: Key Trade Indicators (Pakistan 2012-2019)
  Table: Pakistan's Major Import Partners, 2006-2013 (USDmn)
  Table: Pakistan's Major Export Destinations, 2006-2013 (USDmn)
Market Overview
Pakistan Container Shipping Market Overview
Company Profile
Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC)
Global Industry Overview
Bright Spot For Shipping: Low Bunker Prices
  Table: BMI Bunker Fuel (IFO180 & MGO) Price Forecast
Short-Term Outlook (three-to-six months)
Long-Term Outlook
Risks To Outlook
Global Company Strategy
Maersk Line
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
Evergreen Line
COSCO Container Lines Company (COSCON)
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Demographic Forecast
  Table: Population Headline Indicators (Pakistan 1990-2025)
  Table: Key Population Ratios (Pakistan 1990-2025)
  Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Pakistan 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group (Pakistan 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group % (Pakistan 1990-2025)
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