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Cargotec as an investment

Operating environment

Operating environment

Demand for Cargotec’s products and services is based on world trade and cargo handling needs in land and sea transportation. Our primary market drivers include:

  • world trade development and global gross domestic product (GDP)
  • world seaborne trade and ship building
  • global offshore exploration and production spending
  • container traffic and investments in ports and terminals, and
  • construction industry activity and truck registrations in Europe.


Global GDP and container throughput development


Sources: Drewry Q1 2017
Drewry Q3 2016 (2018-2020)
IMF World Economic Outlook Database, April 2017


Container throughput

Source: Drewry: Container forecaster Q1 2017
(Estimates for 2018-2020 from
Drewry Container forecaster Q3 2016, latest update available)


Merchant shipping and offshore markets


Long term contracting 2012-2016
Merchant ships >2000 gt (excluding offshore and misc)

  Source: Clarkson, March 2017

Long-term contracting 2014-2023
Mobile offshore units

  Source: Clarkson, March 2017

Construction output

Source: Oxford Economics: Industry output forecast  10/2016

Source: Oxford Economics: Industry output forecast  10/2016

Updated 23 May 2017