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Port construction projects

Ports enable trade and cheaper freight movement across waters, and their development involves huge investment. Port infrastructure plays a key role in a country’s trade and economy.

Port construction projects dashboard provides overview of the global port construction activity, port construction project value and volume by country, and momentum index for global port construction projects.

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Port construction project pipeline volume by country

Ship Technology provides insight into the number of new port projects in the world by country and stage of development.

As at the start of 2022, Ship Technology had identified 1,027 port projects over $25m at various stages of development, including 371 in execution.

By country, India was home to the highest number of port projects with 95 projects, followed by the US and Brazil with 61 and 55 projects, respectively.

Port construction project pipeline value by country

Ship Technology provides an analysis of the total investment value of port projects by country and stage of development, based on GlobalData’s construction projects database.

The total pipeline of new port construction projects over $25m had a combined value of $1.33tn at the start of 2022.

By country, India had the largest pipeline of over $25m new port projects, worth a total of $108.48bn, followed by Myanmar and Malaysia with $83.68bn and $63.6bn, respectively.

Thailand had port construction projects in the execution phase worth $46.29bn, followed by India with $42bn and the UAE with $31.59bn in 2021.

Momentum index for global port construction projects

The momentum index is based on scoring the latest developments on projects from +5 to -5 based on the degree to which a development is positive, such as construction commencing or a contract awarded, or negative, such as delays or cancellations. The overall momentum score is the average score of all project developments in each month, weighted by the project values.
The port construction projects momentum index, which is based on GlobalData’s construction projects database, depicts the monthly and trend scores of projects.
Monthly score is the average event score for all project developments in each month, while the trend score is the three-month moving average of the monthly score.

Top 50 global port construction projects as of May 2022

Ship Technology has identified the world’s biggest port construction projects by value, based on GlobalData’s most comprehensive construction projects database.

Chabahar Port Development, Iran, Tuas Mega Port Development, Singapore, and Bagamoyo Port Development, Tanzania topped the list of the world’s 50 biggest port construction projects by value as of May 2022.

The top five port construction projects together accounted for a combined value of $75.4bn.

Project Name Project Value(US$ m) Project Owner Location Stage
Chabahar Port Development 30,000 Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization Iran Execution
Tuas Mega Port Development 14,478 Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Singapore Execution
Bagamoyo Port Development 11,000 Tanzania Ports Authority Tanzania Study
Mubarak Al-Kabeer Port Development 10,500 Ministry of Public Works, Kuwait Kuwait Execution
Hamad Port Development 9,500 New Port Project Steering Committee (NPP) Qatar Execution
Basra Grand Faw Port 8,000 Ministry of Transport, Iraq Iraq Execution
Bhadrak Dhamra Port Expansion 6,888 Adani Group;Dhamra Port Co Ltd;GAIL (India) Ltd;Indian Oil Corp Ltd India Execution
King Salman International Maritime Complex 6,800 Bahri;Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co Ltd;Lamprell Plc;Saudi Arabian Oil Co Saudi Arabia Execution
Abbot Point Port Expansion 6,626 North Queensland Bulk Ports Corp Ltd Australia Planning
Makassar New Port Development 6,300 PT Pelabuhan Indonesia IV Indonesia Execution
Cherchell El Hamdania Port Development 6,000 Ministry of Transport, Algeria Algeria Execution
Dubai Harbour 5,000 Emaar Properties;Meraas Holding LLC United Arab Emirates Execution
Tanjung Priok Port Expansion 4,660 PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II Indonesia Execution
Ibom Deep Seaport Development 4,600 Nigerian Ports Authority Nigeria EPC Award
Chancay Port Terminal Development 3,600 Terminales Portuarios Chancay SA Peru Execution
Patimban Port Development 3,482 Ministry of Transportation, Indonesia Indonesia Execution
Suez Canal Corridor 3,300 Suez Canal Authority Egypt Execution
Mombasa Port Expansion Coast Province 3,200 Kenya Ports Authority Kenya Execution
Hon Khoai Deep Seaport 2,500 Ca Mau ProvIncial People’s Committee Vietnam Planning
London Gateway Port Development 2,450 London Gateway Port Ltd United Kingdom Execution
Payra Seaport Development 2,412 Ministry of Shipping, Bangladesh Bangladesh Execution
Caio Deep-Water Port Development 2,300 Caioporto SA;Ministry of Transport of the Republic, Angola Angola Execution
Krishnapatnam Port Expansion 2,219 Krishnapatnam Port Company, Ltd. India Execution
Dighi Port Development 2,000 Balaji Infra Projects Ltd;Dighi Port Ltd (DPL) India Execution
Kijing Beach International Port Development 2,000 PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II Indonesia Execution
Port of Alaska Modernization Plan 1,900 Municipality of Anchorage;Port of Alaska United States Execution
Sorong Port Development 1,846 PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II Indonesia Execution
Mangapwani Multipurpose Port 1,800 Ministry of Transport, Tanzania;Zanzibar Ports Corporation Tanzania Study
Map Ta Phut Industrial Port Development Phase III 1,690 Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand Thailand Execution
Lekki Deepwater Port 1,570 Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Ltd Nigeria Execution
Dwarka Greenfield Commercial Port 1,535 Essar Ports Ltd India Planning
Port of San-Pedro Expansion 1,450 Port Autonome de San Pedro Ivory Coast Execution
Larnaca Port and Marina Development 1,419 Cyprus Ports Authority Cyprus Planning
Ramayapatnam Cargo Port 1,403 Department of Ports, Andhra Pradesh India Execution
Ramayapatnam Seaport Development 1,403 Department of Ports, Andhra Pradesh India Execution
Port of Tilbury Expansion 1,300 Forth Ports Ltd United Kingdom Execution
Manzanillo Second Container Terminal 1,228 Contecon Manzanillo SA De CV;Port Authority of Manzanillo Mexico Execution
Townsville Port Expansion 1,204 Port of Townsville Ltd Australia Execution
Container Port and Industrial Logistics Park Development 1,200 Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec;DP World Ltd;PT Maspion Indonesia Planning
San Pedro Waterfront Development 1,200 Port of Los Angeles United States Execution
Oakland Outer Harbor Intermodal Terminal 1,200 Port of Oakland United States Execution
Vizhinjam International Deepwater Multipurpose Seaport 1,121 Vizhinjam International Seaport Ltd (VISL) India Execution
New Sluis Terneuzen Lock 1,000 Vlaams-Nederlandse Scheldecommissie Netherlands Execution
Savannah Harbor Expansion 1,000 Georgia Department of Transportation;Georgia Ports Authority;Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers United States Execution
Nador West Med Port Complex Development 993 Ministry of Equipment and Transport, Morocco;Tanger Med Port Authority Morocco Execution
Sines Port Container Terminal XXI Expansion 950 Government Of Portugal Portugal Execution
Hadarom Port Development 930 Ministry of Transport, National Construction and Road Safety, Israel Israel Execution
Port of Piraeus Expansion 891 Piraeus Port Authority SA Greece Execution
Kribi Deep-Water Port Development: Phase II 850 Ministry of Water and Energy, Cameroon Cameroon Execution
Takoradi Port Expansion 840 Ghana Port and Harbor Authority Ghana Execution
Lyttelton Port Redevelopment 823 Lyttelton Port of Christchurch New Zealand Execution
Source: GlobalData Construction Projects Database

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