Drewry provides expert advice to Financial Institutions, Shipping Companies and Industrial Users covering the full spectrum of commercial and technical aspects of the dry bulk shipping market. Our team is made up of industry professionals, economists and technical experts, providing rigorous analysis and a practical understanding of the dry bulk market.
The Dry Bulk Shipping team provides strategic, commercial and technical advisory services to industry players and investors. Our approach is to provide a bespoke package 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.
In all our projects, our starting point is an in-depth understanding of the characteristics and dynamics of the dry bulk market and a clear view of the outlook for the sector’s earnings and asset values. The advisory team works closely with Drewry’s Dry Bulk Research team, who provide up to date analysis on key dry bulk commodities, market rates and asset values, the newbuild orderbook and other key industry trends.
This understanding of the market underpins our work in market analysis, commercial due diligence, valuation and investment appraisal. We prepare earnings and asset value projections under a variety of scenarios and combine this with financial modelling and analysis to allow clients to see the likely outcomes of planned investment.
The outlook for the market and specific commodity sectors is used by our advisors in seafreight strategy and CoA tendering advice. The advisory team has the experience to assist in seafreight contract negotiations.
Drewry’s in-house technical experts are able to offer a full range of technical services including Health and Safety due diligence, operating cost benchmarking and physical inspection of vessels.
The combination of commercial and technical expertise means that Drewry’s Dry Bulk team has the complete set of capabilities required to service all stakeholders within the dry bulk market.
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
Freight cost assessment model for contract negotiation
Counterparty due diligence
Contract of affreightment tendering advice
Strategic planning and investment
Mergers and Acquisition assistance
Market entry and exit