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Drewry presentation to Saudi Maritime Congress

At this year’s Maritime Congress, Head of Drewry Maritime Advisors, Tim Power, provided a short overview of global container shipping market.

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General areas of discussion included the following:

  • The effect of COVID-19 on KSA, Red Sea and Arabian Gulf container volume and market, and the outlook for 4Q 2020 and 2021.
  • Vision 2030 and KSA ports: How the port sector is supporting economic development. What is needed to make the next step in supporting supply chain efficiency? What will be the effects on consolidation? What are the implications of Vision 2030.
  • Regional feeder networks and short sea shipping and possible evolution.
  • The role of the KSA ports and logistics sector in the region and globally.
  • How is IT being deployed in supply chain management in the Kingdom.
  • The next steps to reduce emissions and mitigate other environmental impact in KSA ports.

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Drewry Maritime Advisors


We provide expert advice to shipowners, industrials, traders, ship operators, financial institutions, port authorities, terminal operators and government agencies covering the full spectrum of commercial and technical facets across all maritime and shipping sectors.


Our sector-orientated areas of expertise include; strategic planning and analysis, market studies and forecasting, investment and divestment appraisals, vessel operations analysis, valuation (fair opinion), fleet management analysis, commercial and technical due diligence.


Rigorous analysis, practical advice

  • More than 400 port assignments across 50 countries over the past ten years
  • Since 2010, we have provided commercial and due diligence advice in maritime M&A and financing projects with a value of ~$20bn
  • We have advised container shipping industry investments totalling more than $6bn in the last five years
  • Our professionals include a mix of senior executives, industry veterans and technical experts who between them have a wealth of practical industry experience



Tim Power

Tim Power

Managing Director and Head of Maritime Advisors

Industry at a glance

World Container Index

East-West composite ($/40ft)

Bunker Prices

Rotterdam ($/tonne)

Global Port Throughput

Jan 2012 = 100

Idle Capacity

('000 teu)