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Car Carriers 2012

Spotlight Report

January 2012

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Car carriers

Analysis of the car carrier market

No time to sit back, a rapidly evolving and dynamic market means car carrier operators need to stay focused.

 

Overview

Drewry’s most recent Car Carriers report looks at the vehicle manufacturing industry and how the Car Carrier sector has developed and how it must continue to do so in the future.

The Car Carrier sector did not suffer as much at the hands of the global economic downturn as other sectors, but its future is uncertain due to the ever increasing movement of manufacturing to Asia.

Chapters within the report include:

  • Global vehicle manufacturing and sales
  • Global seaborne vehicle trade
  • High & heavy
  • The car carrier fleet
  • Automotive logistics
  • Ports and terminals


This report provides a comprehensive view of the industry from a single source, utilising Drewry’s experience to help inform and guide your decision making.


News

Handysize LPG vessels to be worst performers in 2018

Handysize LPG vessels to be worst performers in 2018
Among the different sizes of LPG ships, the small vessel segment is expected to be the best performer in 2018 while Handysize ships will be the worst, according to Drewry’s latest LPG Forecaster.

Ship operating costs stabilise as market recovery lifts pressure

The cost of operating cargo ships rose marginally in 2017 following two consecutive years of falls, but shipowners should prepare for higher costs led by a spike in insurance premiums, according to Drewry’s latest Ship Operating Costs Annual.

Slowdown in China’s crude stoking activity to hurt tonnage demand in the crude tanker shipping market in 2018

Crude tanker freight rates are expected to decline further in 2018 following a sharp decline in 2017, according to Drewry’s latest Tanker Forecaster.

Drewry announces appointment of new Senior Quantitative Economist

Drewry appoints Mario O. Moreno as Senior Quantitative Economist.

Events

Port Technology Container Terminal Automation Conference

Neil Davidson to speak in the opening session discussing Drewry’s outlook for the sector.