Continued population growth and urbanization will increase demand for focused waterborne services and for the upgrading of infrastructure.
With continued population growth in Africa, Asia and South America during the coming decade and the continuing trend towards urbanization, demand for waterborne services will increase between these growth regions and will in particular need to focus on serving future mega-cities. This also requires an upgrade of the respective infrastructure.
Population growth leads to:
- Increasing urbanisation will lead to new and upgraded port infrastructure
- Increased waterborne transport in general
- Increased use of ferries, cruise ship and leisure craft in particular