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John Fossey


Senior Analyst, Container Equipment


B.Sc. Geography, Nottingham University




+44 20 7538 0191



John Fossey

John leads Drewry’s container equipment research practice and re-joined Drewry in January 2020.



John heads up Drewry’s container equipment research arm, including responsibility for the company’s market leading Container Census & Leasing Annual and Container Equipment Forecaster reports. He also has extensive consultancy expertise having conducted projects analysing and modelling the container equipment asset market across multiple regions around the world.


John has spent over 30 years researching, analysing and writing on developments in the container shipping, general cargo, logistics and ports industries. He re-joined Drewry in January 2020 after a 15-year break, before which he was a senior member of the company’s container shipping research and consulting practice. This included a five-year period when he was Editor of Drewry’s flagship Container Forecaster quarterly report.


Up until November 2012, John was Editorial Director of the leading liner shipping periodical Containerisation International, sister title to the long established shipping daily Lloyds List. Thereafter, he broadened his consultancy experience to hold senior roles with infrastructure advisory firm Moffatt and Nichol. This provided extensive cross-sector experience, gained from working on assignments covering port commercial and due diligence projects, and included the project cargo, finished vehicle, roro, cruise, as well as container handling sectors. Also during this time he has been part-time consulting editor for shipping journal World Cargo News.

Having re-joined Drewry in 2020, he now leads the company’s container equipment research function which provides authoritative insight on key trends impacting the dry freight, reefer and tank container asset markets, as well as in-depth assessment of the strategies employed by equipment manufacturers, lessors and operators.


John holds a degree in Geography at Nottingham University, UK