Global Port Tracker:
North Europe

Developed by Hackett Associates
in joint cooperation with the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics, (ISL)

The North European edition of the Global Port Tracker follows on from the success of the North American Trade Outlook.

It provides a 6-month rolling forecast of imports and exports for the 6 major container ports in the Le Havre – Hamburg range. These are:

  • Le Havre

  • Antwerp

  • Zeebrugge

  • Rotterdam

  • Bremen/Bremerhaven

  • Hamburg

The forecasts also includes a four quarter rolling forecast to augment the monthly data which can be skewed by 4 and 5 week time periods. The historical and forecast data is presented in a series of tables and charts that mirror the layout of the North American newsletter. The purpose is to provide information at a glance.

The newsletter also incorporates four years of historical data (at the quarterly level) and a 12 month projection of Europe-wide trade volumes based on CTS data and Hackett Associates' forecasting.

In addition to providing a monthly short term forecast by direction of trade, the newsletter features editorials and an economic outlook. Key news items related to individual ports are also included.