New Market Research Report: Indonesia Shipping Report Q4 2010

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Oct. 9, 2010 - PRLog -- In early September expansion plans at Indonesia's main port, Tanjung Priok, appeared to be moving forwards with three consortiums vying for a US$110.98mn breakwater and dredging project that will serve as a foundation for the port's larger expansion project, which covers the development of four terminals. The project, which has been delayed for five years, was due to be awarded at the end of September 2010. The consortiums taking part in the tender are all made up of Indonesian and Japanese companies (Rinkai-Waskita, Penta Ocean-Wijaya Karya and Toyo-Adhi Karya), and the project is being funded by loans from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The breakwater and dredging project is the first step in a number of upgrades planned at Tanjung Priok, and will enable the port to cater for larger vessels, which is vital if it is to develop its role in the global shipping sector. The project will see the port's facilities widened to 300 metres (m), so that it can cater for vessels of 50,000 deadweight tonnes (DWT), and deepened from 12m to 14m. The dredging and breakwater project is just the beginning of what BMI believes is a concerted effort by the Indonesian port authority Pelebuhan Indonesia II (Pelindo II) to address the factors that see Tanjung Priok rank lower than its peers. The development of the port Tanjung Priok, with four new terminals planned, the first of which is due for completion in 2013, offers upside risk to our container throughput projection.

Indonesia's political and economic environment remains relatively supportive for the ports and shipping sector. To take the negatives first, it has to be said that the business environment in the country continues to be very poor, with corruption, bureaucracy and inadequate infrastructure remaining as long-standing problems. Against this, however there is quite a lot to be optimistic about. The administration of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, due to remain in office until 2014, has brought a degree of economic reform and political stability; prospects for democratic continuity are good. Most importantly the country faces a period of strong economic growth (BMI estimates 5.2% GDP expansion in 2010, accelerating on the longer term towards 7% per annum). And in the sector-specific area, good prospects for commodity exports and import demand require development of Indonesia's ports, while the newly introduced Maritime Law requires an expansion of local shipping services.

This year we estimate total tonnage at Tanjung Priok port to increase by 5.8% to reach 37.39mn tonnes, after the sharp recession of 2009, when volume slumped by 15.9%. At the smaller Port of Palembang in Sumatra, where tonnage slumped by almost half in 2009, we see a modest 4.3% gain this year to 6.11mn tonnes. Container throughput is usually somewhat more volatile than general tonnage. In 2009 container volume at Tanjung Priok fell by over a fifth - 22.9% - and this year it will experience a partial recovery, growing by 7.1% to 3.290mn 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs). We believe expanding domestic consumption will be an important driver for containerised imports. At Palembang this year's box growth will hit 6.5%, taking volume to 89,859TEUs, a very small fraction of Tanjung Priok.

Following a drop in trade of 9.67% in 2010, we see trade growing in real terms by an average of 8.9% every year for the following five years, well ahead of GDP. This in part reflects where Indonesia is located: part of emerging Asia that will be one of the world's most vigorous economic sub-regions over the next few years.

The main downside risk to our Indonesian port and shipping forecasts is a sharper-than-expected slowdown in the Chinese economy, which acts as an important growth driver for the entire Asian region. However, BMI notes that the diversified nature of the current pattern of economic growth in Indonesia, and the strength of its internal market, will moderate any adverse effect of the Chinese slowdown.

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Report Table of Contents:

Executive Summary
SWOT Analysis
- Indonesia Shipping SWOT
Global Overview
- Container Overview
- Dry Bulk Overview
- Liquid Bulk Overview
Industry Trends And Developments
Market Overview
- Port of Jakarta (Tanjung Priok)
- Overview
- Terminals, Storage And Equipment
- Expansions And Developments
- Multi-Modal Links
- Port of Palembang
- Overview
- Terminals, Storage And Equipment
- Expansions And Developments
- Multi-Modal Links
Industry Forecast
- Table: Major Port Data
- Table: Trade Overview
- Table: Key Trade Indicators
- Table: Main Import Partners
- Table: Main Export Partners
Company Profiles
- Mediterranean Shipping Company
- Neptune Orient Lines (& APL)
- Hapag-Lloyd
- Evergreen Line
- China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (COSCO)
- CSAV Shipping
- China Shipping (CSCL)
- Hanjin Shipping
- Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL)
- Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK)

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