BTJ 4/15 - Report: Baltic container market. Over the peak?
Publication date: 2015-08-31
In 2014, the total container traffic in the BSR ports came close to the 10 mln TEU/year threshold for the second time in a row but did not go over the peak, short of a 'mere' 130 thou. 20-foot boxes.
However, judging from this year's H1 fiures, the region's container market may well be at its turning point, with 2015 volumes forecasted to land below those seen in 2011. The presently experienced drop is not so deep like the 2009/2008 over 26% year-on-year fall from 8.0 mln TEU 5.9 mln TEU, as today it is more concentrated on the eastern shores of the Baltic.
Over the peak?, by Marek Błuś