This year, Trelleborg explored the issues, challenges and opportunities that the marine industry is facing, and where applicable has taken a look back over the last five years to see how attitudes to investment, maintenance and quality have changed over time.
CAPEX AND OPEX UP AS PREDICTED
– Spend has grown in the last year with 46% of those surveyed spending over £1,000,000 on port infrastructure, compared to 42% last year.
– The volume of seaborne trade will reach somewhere between 19 and 24bn tonnes by 2030 (Maritime Industries, 2015)
IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS WHICH MARINE INFRASTRUCTURE SECTOR WILL EXPERIENCE THE MOST DEMAND?
THROUGHPUT UP DESPITE LOW COMMODITIES
– Over 40% of those surveyed report an increase in throughput in the last twelve months, confirming that, despite low commodity prices, port trade has not necessarily been affected.