New proposals for Turkish-Dutch maritime co-operation
The rapid growth of Turkish ports and maritime sectors creates interesting opportunities for bilateral co-operation between Turkish and Dutch maritime companies. New product-market combinations in the fields of sustainable shipping, port development and fleet renewal can lead to mutual benefits and growth.
2013 was already the fifth year after the economic crisis broke out. A bad year for shipping and for Europe, and probably a good one for offshore, Asia and the USA. Now we are entering a new year, the economists try to tell us what we can expect.
One year ago the analysts of Bloem Doze Nienhuis warned for the effects of the overcapacity in the world fleet, and later in 2013 published an alarming report on the situation in short sea shipping. Although there are still massive challenges in the market, slowly some signs of restoration are being witnessed in Europe.
De Noorse maritieme sector dankt zijn succes aan integraal samenwerken. Bedrijven, financiële instellingen en overheden slaan de handen effectief ineen om orders binnen te krijgen en maken zo indruk op de internationale maritieme en offshore markten. Daarnaast profileert het land zich als kenniscentrum en voert zijn een actief promotiebeleid.
The second Bloem Doze Nienhuis short sea study shows a cargo demand of around 1.8 billion tons between 2005 and 2012. In the same period the supply of the short sea fleet increases by 20%, from 38 to 47 million tons dwt.
In 2005, the short sea industry witnessed a reasonable level of profitability. With an annual growth of demand by 4% and a stable fleet size, the market will reach a new balance only in 2020.