The main factors propelling the Global Marine and Container Terminal Operation industry's growth in the past 15 years have been trade liberalization, world economic activity and ongoing growth in Asian economies. Prior to the recession, global trade boomed and industries were transformed as supply chains grew in complexity. Asia has become a global manufacturing hub for countless products and has risen to become the most important geographical region for the industry. Since the recession, the industry was able to rapidly recover due to trends such as just-in-time inventory systems and emerging market growth.
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.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.