Rating of container lines of Ukraine 1H 2018

Rating is based on the data for overall container turnover, without transshipment.
Record of market share growth (% of market share) in Ukraine belongs to COSCO 3,46 p.p., ZIM 2,48 p.p. and CMA CGM 1,24 p.p. At the same time record of market share drop was shown by MAERSK -3,10 p.p., MSC -1,95 p.p. and ARKAS -0,78 p.p. HMM suspended its activity in Ukraine. After merger between KLINE, NYK and MOL the united carrier – ONE, has started its activity in Ukraine in second quarter of 2018.


Rating of container lines of the Black Sea 1H 2018

Rating is based on the data for laden container turnover, without transshipment.
Record of market share growth (% of market share) in the Black Sea belongs to Hapag Lloyd 1,94 p.p., COSCOCS 1,51 p.p. and ZIM 0,87 p.p., while record of market share drop was shown by MAERSK -1,28 p.p., EVERGREEN -1,02 p.p. and MSC -0,95 p.p. CMA CGM merged with APL, while Hapag Lloyd acquired UASC.


Black Sea container market review 1H 2018

Black Sea container terminals of Ukraine, Romania, Russia, and Bulgaria handled 1 472 826 TEU in H1 2018, including empty containers, excluding transshipment.
This review observes only full containers of the region – 1 084 213 TEU. Total growth achieved by these five countries in H1 2018 was 9,25%, compared to the same period last year.
The laden turnover increase was in all countries of the Black Sea region. In H1 2018 the highest growth was achieved by Ukraine, Georgia and Bulgaria – 17,32%, 14,66% and 6,05% respectively.
During this period, 56,58% of full containers handled were imported, while 43,42% of the volume was exported. It is estimated that laden container share was 73,61% and empty container share was 26,39%.
Export volumes from the aforementioned countries increased by 3,11% compared to H1 2017. The highest export volume growth was shown by Ukraine – 16,89%. There was a growth of laden export volume in all countries of the region except Georgia (-15,25%) and Romania (-6,21%). In Bulgaria and Russia it is stated 3,25% and 1,63% respectively. Imports to the region increased by 14,48%, mainly because of Georgian, Ukrainian and Romanian import volume growth of 21,13%, 17,75% and 17,31% respectively. There was an increase of laden import volume in Bulgaria and Russia – 9,23% and 8,29%.
Thus the percentage of laden volume handled by each country in H1 2018 distributed as follows: Ukraine – 29,65%, Russia (Black Sea) – 27,90%, Romania – 22,56%, Georgia – 11,37% and Bulgaria – 8,52%.
The top-five container terminals of the region in H1 2018 had almost no changes in their positions by total volume handled: DPW (Constanta, Romania) still was on the first place, APMT Poti (Georgia) moved to the third place, while CTO (Odessa, Ukraine) shifted down to fourth. Russian terminals NUTEP (Novorossiysk) and NLE (Novorossiysk) secured their second and fifth positions respectively. All TOP-5 terminals of the Black Sea region have achieved volume growth.
As for the leading carriers of the region, MAERSK still was a leader, while COSCOCS overcame CMA CGM and became fourth largest carrier of the region. TOP-5 carriers of the region were: MAERSK, MSC, ARKAS, COSCOCS and CMA CGM. These carriers controlled 73,19% of this market.
In H1 2017 the total market share of Maersk and MSC was 45,42%, but in H1 2018 it has decreased by 2,24 p.p. to 43,18%. At the same time, COSCOCS has achieved a significant market share growth, in H1 2017 it had 7,16%, while in H1 2018 its share has increased by 1,51 p.p. and stated 9,91%, it has allowed COSCOCS became fourth largest carrier of this market. It is also worth to note that in H1 2018 against H1 2017 CMA CGM has achieved 0,12 p.p. of market share, while the share of ARKAS has decreased by 0,29 p.p., in spite of that ARKAS remained third largest carrier at the Black Sea. HMM has temporarily suspended its activity here.


Container volume of Ukraine has achieved significant growth in 1H 2018

In 1H 2018 Ukrainian container volume has grown significantly, laden import has achieved growth of 14,38% (from 87k to 100k units) as well as laden export – by 9,37% (from 95k to 103k units).
However, in terms of TEU laden import of Ukraine has grown by 17,75% (from 138k to 163k TEU), while laden export has grown by 16,89% (from 135k to 158k TEU).
In 1H 2018 against 1H 2017 total container volume of Ukraine in terms of TEU has grown by 14,93%, 390k TEU against 340k TEU respectively.
Detailed study is available upon request.


Ukrainian containerized export of pea, wheat and corn has grown by 10,10% in 2017 against 2016

In 2017 against 2016 containerized export of pea from Ukraine has grown by 16,48% (from 10k to 11,5k units). At the same time containerized export volume of wheat has decreased by 11,66% (from 13,6k to 12k units), but this decrease was covered by significant growth of export volume of corn in containers – by 373,75% (from 640 to 3k units).
It is expected that in 2018 export volume of pea in containers will reach about 12k units, while wheat will continue to deacrease to 10,8k containers per annum. As for export volume of corn in containers we forecast that its volume will continue its growth to 4k units in 2018.
Detailed study is available upon request.