ISL Port Data Base

The ISL Port Data Base contains structured and comparable information for roughly 400 maritime ports worldwide with long time series going back to the 1980s.

Volume of cargo handling
<10m tons
10-50m tons
50-100m tons
>= 100m tons

Individual datasets and analyses from the ISL Port Data Base are available on request:

  • Detailed structures for selected seaports in tonnes
  • Time series of total cargo handling, selected types of cargo or container handling (tonnes and TEU)
  • Profiles of all ports in a given region
  • etc.

North European Container Traffic Model (NECTM)

Continuous market monitoring of structures of the container traffic in the North range ports

ISL’s North European Container Traffic Model (NECTM) is an integrated TEU-based model for the North range ports including deepsea and shortsea traffic as well as hinterland and transhipment regions for the ports of the Hamburg-Le Havre range (Le Havre, Zeebrugge, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Bremen/Bremerhaven, Hamburg).

The model differentiates transhipment volumes from hinterland traffic, identifies the volumes and modal split of container traffic with the various corresponding hinterland regions of the North range ports, assesses the container traffic volumes between the North range ports and corresponding shortsea destinations and provides the basis for forecasts of port traffic and hinterland transport volumes using IHS Global Insight’s World Trade Service (WTS).

The NECTM is a flexible tool for benchmarking and competition analysis as well as for detailed market research on intra-European shortsea traffic volumes and deepsea trades. Results can be presented in customized databases, tables, graphs and figures, according to different regional aggregates or for selected market segments.

The model comprises two modules covering the whole range of European container traffic to and from the North range ports. The assessments of both modules are based on a split of port traffic volumes since reliable intra-European trade and transhipment data are not available. In a first step, shortsea traffic volumes are split into intra-European shortsea trade and transhipment volumes (short haul). Second, these transhipment volumes are used as a basis for the corresponding split of deepsea traffic into transhipment (long haul) and direct inland transportation.