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Chemical Forecaster (Annual Subscription)

Quarterly In-depth Market Forecasts

January 2021

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Chemical Forecaster

Detailed market analysis and forecasts

Every quarter subscribers receive an an in-depth assessment and forward analysis of the chemical shipping market. Chemical Forecaster looks beyond the sector to provide a 360-degree analysis of the entire market and the factors affecting the sector. Beyond the usual in-depth analysis and insight provided by our Forecaster products, 5-year forecasts are updated with every new issue. As is the case with our Dry Bulk, Tanker and LPG Forecaster products your subscription also includes complementary Chemical Forecaster Monthly Supplements.

 

Main sections within this report:

  • Executive summary
  • Economy and trade
  • Chemical tanker shipping trade
  • Freight markets
  • Vegetable oils, fats and molasses market

Executive summary
An executive summary looks at the global market and analyses the major developments in the market. It covers:

  • Chemical tanker freight rates
  • Orderbook development
  • Time charter rates
  • Drewry oils and fats freight index
  • Daily FOB prices 4 major oils

Economy and trade
To round off the global analysis of the global chemical trade, a second chapter is devoted to the global economy and trade in chemicals:

  • Deepsea transatlantic freight rates and regional freight rates
  • Top 10 organic, inorganic and vegetable and animal oils and fats seaborne exporters and imports by country
  • Organics, inorganics, and veg and animal oils and fats regional trade matrices
  • Total seaborne trade by commodity group

Chemical Tanker Shipping trade
With the global market covered, the next chapter focus on the global chemical tanker shipping trade. It presents an overview of:

  • Chemical tanker demand
  • Total chemical tanker fleet age profile and type/trading status
  • Total chemical tanker orderbook development, type and expected employment status
  • Chemical tanker deliveries and demolition
  • Forecast chemical tanker fleet by size, type and employment
  • Chemical tanker supply/demand balances
  • Estimated representative chemical tanker rates – coated vessels and IMO 2/3 fully stainless vessels
  • All major trade legs historic freight $/tonne
  • Newbuild and secondhand prices – IMO 2 – stainless and coated
  • Historical and forecast bunker prices

Freight markets

The following chapter looks specifically at the various freight markets within chemical shipping, across a range of trade lanes and locations:

  • Drewry Chemical Tanker Freight Index
  • Transatlantic Rotterdam to US Gulf and return
  • Transpacific Westbound US Gulf to Far East
  • Middle East Gulf to North West Europe and Mediterranean
  • NW Europe to India/SE Asia and Far East
  • US Gulf to South America and Mediterranean and return
  • Far East to Rotterdam and US Gulf
  • Arabian Gulf to India, Singapore and Far East
  • Singapore to various ports
  • Snapshot into Jubail and the Pakistani chemical market

Vegetable oil, fats and molasses market

This chapter looks at the main developments within the vegetable oil, fats and molasses market. Analysis and insight is provided on:

  • Main commodity freight rates oils and fats trade
  • All major trade legs historic freight
  • Monthly FOB prices 4 major oils
  • Daily price of crude palm oil and Brent crude
  • 380 cSt bunkers
  • World vegetable oils supply and distribution
  • Malaysian palm oil production and exports by country, month and port
  • Sunflower Oil: Production and exports
  • Soybean oil: World supply and distribution
  • China: Summary of imports and consumption
  • Argentinian exports by products, charterer and country
  • Argentinian biodiesel operator shares and share of vegetable oil and biodiesel in exports
  • Top 18 operators, Brazilian vegetable oil exports and exports by month
  • Top 10 charterers, Brazil
  • Voyage patterns and selected exports to the Far East

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News

Multipurpose earnings rally at risk from overordering in competing sectors

Multipurpose earnings rally at risk from overordering in competing sectors
The rapid recovery in earnings for multipurpose vessels is expected to slow from the second half the year as capacity constraints and supply chain disruptions in competing sectors ease, according to Drewry’s latest Multipurpose Annual.

Drewry extends spot market ocean freight rate service coverage and Benchmarking Club participation numbers

Drewry is pleased to announce a series of enhancements to its spot market and contract ocean freight rate benchmarking services and new participation milestones in its flagship, ocean freight cost comparison service, Benchmarking Club.

COVID-19 drives up ship operating costs

Vessel operating costs have risen at their fastest pace in over a decade this year, on higher insurance cover premiums and COVID-19 related expenses, but are expected to moderate in subsequent years as pandemic related spend unwinds, according to Drewry’s latest Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast.

Multipurpose Time Charter Index - Apr 21

Our new MPV Time Charter Index tracks one-year period charter rates across a basket of vessel types and sizes and forecasts the market movement over the coming month.

Events

Container Equipment Market Outlook

Join us for a FREE Drewry online briefing at 0900 or 1600 BST on Tuesday 27 April to hear our latest thoughts on developments in the container equipment market. Hosted by Martin Dixon, Head of Research Products and John Fossey, Senior Analyst for Container Equipment at Drewry.

LNG shipping market outlook

Join us at 09:30 BST on Tuesday 4 May 2021 to explore some of the key findings from our latest LNG Forecaster report. Hosted by Aman Sud, Lead Analyst – Gas Shipping at Drewry and Santosh Gupta, Assistant Manager at Drewry Maritime Financial Research.

Container Shipping Market Outlook

Join us for a FREE Drewry online briefing at 0900 or 1600 BST on Thursday 6 May to hear our update on the container shipping market outlook and guidance on freight rates and carrier profitability. Hosted by Simon Heaney, Senior Manager, Container Research and Nilesh Tiwary, Manager, Drewry Maritime Financial Research.