Black Sea Container Market Review 9m 2014

Black Sea container terminals of Ukraine, Romania, Russia, and Bulgaria handled 1 977 734 TEU for 9m 2014, including empty containers, excluding transshipment.
This review observes only full containers of the region – 1 400 576 TEU. Total growth reached by these five countries for the period is 3,02% compared to the same period last year.

 

In 9 m 2014 general increase in laden containers was 3,02%

 

Black Sea region turnover, m9 2013 and 9m 2014, TEU, full

 

The largest increases were in Georgia and Romania, respectively. For Bulgaria and Russia growth was smaller and even negative for Ukraine.

 

Full containers turnover by countries, TEU

Country 9m 2013, TEU full 9m 2014, TEU full Growth,%
Ukraine 464 268 418 621 -9,83%
Russia 342 019 363 935 6,41%
Romania 284 698 315 405 10,79%
Georgia 164 197 189 292 15,28%
Bulgaria 104 329 113 323 8,62%
Total 1 359 511 1 400 576 3,02%

 

During this period, 58,86% of the full containers handled were imported, with 41,14% of the volume being exported. It is estimated that 70,82% of the containers were full and 29,18% were empties.

 

58,86% of Black Sea volumes is import

 

Export volumes from the aforementioned countries increased by 10,55% relative to 9m 2013. The highest export growth was reached by Russia – 22,89% and Georgia – 16,6%. Other countries showed smaller growth, Bulgaria – 11,59%, Ukraine – 8,68% and Romania 6,38%. Import volumes for the period decreased 1,66%, mostly due to rapid decrease in Ukraine -22,09%, all other countries showed increase in impot, even Russia, with a small 1,51% of growth.

 

Thus the percentage of volume handled by each country distributed as follows: Ukraine – 25,4%, Russia (Black Sea) – 27,7%, Romania – 22,51%, Georgia – 17,7%, Bulgaria – 7,22%.

 

Black Sea countries shares by full containers turnover, 9m 2014

 

The top-five container terminals of the region for 9m 2014 by positions in total volumes handled: DPW (Constanta, Romania), APMT Poti (Georgia), Novoroslesexport (Novorossyisk, Russia), NUTEP (Novorossiysk, Russia), HPC Ukraine (Odessa, Ukraine). All of them showed decrease except DPW and Poti.
 
Black Sea Container Terminals shares by total turnover, 9m 2014

 

As for the Lines in the region, the leaders remained the same: MSC, Maersk Line, CMA CGM, ZIM and ARKAS. Mentioned carriers control 71,62% of this market.
MSC, Maersk Line, CMA CGM, ZIM and ARKAS controls 71,62% of Black Sea market

 

Source: Infomall B.G.