There are many challenges ahead for container port operators. The biggest challenge of all is the economic downturn that took a dramatic turn for the worst in the last quarter of 2008. The declining throughput has dramatically reduced the revenues of port operators. This scenario, coupled with increasing costs from the security and green initiatives, make 2009 a very challenging environment for port operators. To meet this challenge, port operators are exploring new revenue opportunities through new services and expanding their hinterland reach.
Frost & Sullivan\'s Consultant, Michael Lee, will share his findings on:
- Insights on container ports industry structure across major Asia Pacific countries
- Container ports’ growth opportunities & future prospects
- Insights on container ports driver, restraints and challenges
- Implication of security and emission trading have on container ports across the region.