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Maritime Advisors

Sector Expertise

Chemical Shipping

Chemical shipping is one of the world’s most complex shipping sectors, with very high barrier to entry due to varied type and technical and operational requirements of the chemical industry. Drewry’s advisory team works with various stakeholders in a wide variety of assignments including market analysis, sector due diligence, seafreight strategy formulation and assessment of investment opportunity.

Drewry provides strategic, commercial and technical advisory services to shipowners, investors, lenders and industrial users. Our approach is to provide bespoke services to each client, working to ensure that each project focuses on achieving its core objectives and that the analysis we prepare answers the client’s fundamental project questions. These questions range from whether it is the right time to invest in the sector to how to manage seafreight to ensure corporate competitiveness.


Our service capabilities

Commercial and market assessment

  • Chemical shipping market outlook
  • Projections of earnings and asset values
  • Vessel valuation (Charter free, Charter attached)
  • Residual Value assessment
  • Investment due diligence of target company
  • IPO/Private placement support
  • Seafreight strategy development for industrial users
  • Freight rate benchmarking
  • Counterparty due diligence and credit analysis
  • Strategic planning and investment
  • Mergers and Acquisition assistance
  • Market entry and exit

Technical due diligence of vessels (to assess seaworthiness of vessels)

  • Desktop technical due diligence
  • Health, Safety and Environment due diligence
  • Oversight supervision of vessels under construction
  • Operating cost benchmarking
  • Physical inspection of vessels


Financial assessment

  • Financial modelling
  • Earnings benchmarking

Key Contacts

Jayendu Krishna

Jayendu Krishna

Director, Drewry Maritime Advisors

Recent Projects

TTIA Environmental due diligence

Drewry was retained to conduct a comprehensive Environmental and Health and Safety due diligence for a terminal operation ahead of an investment decision.

Port of Oslo Environmental due diligence

Drewry conducted a desk based Environmental due diligence reviewing the ESG written policy and a desktop review of the operation at Yilport Oslo terminal.


$5bn: The combined value of container shipping industry investments we have advised on since 2014.


$20bn: The value of financing projects we have provided commercial due diligence advice for in port M&A since 2014.


The number of countries in which our Maritime Advisors have completed assignments since 2015.


Our advisors have been involved in over 428 port assignments over the past 10 years.