Research and Markets: United States Shipping Report Q4 2014

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mf5pr6/united_states) has announced the addition of the "United States Shipping Report Q4 2014" report to their offering.

BMI maintains its cautiously optimistic view on the US shipping sector. After estimated contractions in TEU throughput at both the port of Los Angeles and the Port of New York/New Jersey in 2013, we forecast a return to growth in 2014 at both facilities. Our view for gradual strengthening in the US economy through end 2014 continues to play out, driven by a tightening labour market and sustained growth in the cyclical components of the economy, notably the residential housing sector and business investment in equipment.

The US economy will accelerate slightly this year, with real GDP growth increasing to 2.1% from 1.9% in 2013. Stronger contributions from personal consumption expenditure growth will be offset somewhat by slower fixed investment growth and a contraction in government spending, as well as a negative contribution from net exports. We believe risks are weighted to the upside across the US economy. The most likely of these risks, we believe, is that a greater-than-expected improvement in the labour market or consumer sentiment leads to much stronger demand for goods and services. Such an outcome could also lead to stronger business investment in capacity and support further housing market growth.

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Industry View
  2. Business Environment
  3. Industry Forecast
  4. Port Of Los Angeles Throughput
  5. Port Of New York/New Jersey Throughput
  6. Market Overview
  7. United States Container Shipping Market Overview
  8. Industry Trends And Developments
  9. Company Profile
  10. Horizon Lines
  11. Shipping - Global Industry View
  12. Container Demand
  13. Container Supply
  14. Container Rates
  15. Global Company Strategy
  16. Macroeconomic Forecasts
  17. Economic Analysis
  18. Demographic Forecast

Companies Mentioned

  • Horizon Lines
  • Maersk Line
  • Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
  • CMA CGM
  • Evergreen Line
  • COSCO Container Lines Company (COSCON)

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Contacts

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Transport and Shipping