In this year’s "Global Container Terminal Operators" annual report, Drewry Maritime Research has introduced an additional ranking of terminal operators which includes SIPG, China Merchants, Modern Terminals and Ports America in the Top 10. The Drewry World Container Terminal Ownership Ranking has been derived by including all companies with equity teu of more than one million teu in 2010, regardless of whether they operate internationally or not. In total, this encompasses 65 firms and organizations, ranging from the established international operators to state-owned port authorities, financial investors and large local players.
Neil Davidson, Drewry’s Senior Advisor – Ports notes, “We have decided to add a new analysis of the industry to this year’s report, giving a broader perspective than just focusing on those operators that we class as 'global.' There are many other significant terminal operators around the world, a number of which have international ambitions. This new league table puts them into perspective and highlights the sheer scale of “local” operators such as SIPG, China Merchants, Modern Terminals and SIPG. Taken together, the Top 10 players under this method of analysis accounted for 40% of world throughput in 2010.”