13.12.2018

Black Sea container market review 9M 2018

Black Sea container terminals of Ukraine, Romania, Russia, and Bulgaria handled 2 150 289 TEU in 9m 2018, including empty containers, excluding transshipment.
This review observes only full containers of the region – 1 602 300 TEU. Total growth achieved by these five countries for the period was 10,21% compared to the same period last year.
 
The laden container turnover was in all countries of the Black Sea region. In 9m 2018 largest increases were achieved by Ukraine, Georgia and Russia – 18,31%, 11,73% and 8,04% respectively.
 
During this period, 56,67% of full containers handled were imported, with 43,33% of the volume being exported. It is estimated that laden containers share was 74,52% and empty containers share was 25,48%.
 
Import volumes to the aforementioned countries increased by 15,23% compared to 9m 2017. The highest import volume increase was shown by Ukraine and Romania – 22,46% and 19,72% respectively. In Georgia and Bulgaria there was an increase of 17,86% and 7,76% respectively. Exports from the region increased by 4,26%, mainly because of Ukrainian and Russian export volume growth of 14,0% and 10,31%. There was an increase of laden export volume in all countries of the region except Georgia and Romania, they have suffered volume drop of 16,61% and 6,18% respectively.
 
Thus the percentage of laden volume handled by each country in 9m 2018 distributed as follows: Ukraine – 30,36%, Russia (Black Sea) – 26,19%, Romania – 22,89%, Georgia – 11,89%, Bulgaria – 8,67%.
 
The top-five container terminals of the region in 9m 2018 changed their positions in total volumes handled: DPW (Constanta, Romania), APMT Poti (Georgia), NUTEP (Novorossiysk, Russia) and CTO (Odessa, Ukraine) secured their TOP-4 positions. At the same time, BKP (Odessa, Ukraine) moved to the fifth place for a first time in recent years, while NLE (Novorossyisk, Russia) moved to the sixth place. All of these terminals achieved volume growth in 9m 2018 compared to 9m 2017.
 
As for the leading carriers of the region, MAERSK still was a leader; while COSCOCS overcame ARKAS and CMA CGM and became third largest carrier of the region. TOP-5 carriers of the region were MAERSK, MSC, COSCOCS, ARKAS and CMA CGM. The difference of volume between COSCOCS and ARKAS was only 4 TEU. In total, these carriers controlled 72,58% of this market.
 
In 9m 2017 the total market share of Maersk and MSC was 45,31%, but in 9m 2018 it has decreased by 1,96 p.p. to 43,35%. At the same time, the total share of CMA CGM and COSCOCS was 18,19% in 9m 2017, while in 9m 2018 it has increased by 1,11 p.p. and stated 19,30%. It is also worth to note that in 9m 2018 against 9m 2017 CMA CGM has increased its share by 0,05 p.p. only, while COSCOCS has increased by 1,06 p.p. and it has allowed COSCOCS to become the third largest carrier in the Black Sea region. The united Japanese carrier ONE became 11th biggest carrier of the region in 9m 2018, its share stated 0,97%, but it is worth to note that in fact the carrier became active since April 2018 and its operational period was 6 months only. The market share growth of ONE is expected to grow in 2018 – 2019.

06.12.2018

Rating of container lines of the Black Sea 9M 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 2,56 p.p., COSCOCS 1,06 p.p. and ONE 0,97 p.p., while record of market share drop was shown by EVERGREEN -1,87 p.p., MAERSK -1,14 p.p. and MSC -0,82 p.p. Hapag Lloyd acquired UASC. HMM has suspended its activity at the Black Sea market.
 

07.09.2018

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.
 

28.08.2018

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.
 

22.08.2018

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.