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Container Forecaster (Annual Subscription)

Quarterly Forecaster

March 2017

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Container Forecaster

Detailed market analysis and forecasts

Our flagship quarterly analysis of the container shipping market. Widely regarded as the go-to reference for the global container industry, this product provides comprehensive market analysis and forecasts for container trade and port volumes. Each quarterly update provides both historical and forecast analysis of the market, including:

  • World container trade and port volumes
  • Global supply and demand
  • Trade route supply and demand analysis
  • Freight rates and carrier financials
  • Charter market and sales & purchases

All quarterly report updates are accompanied by tables, charts and graphs in flexible MS Excel format.


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Fast facts...

  • Annual subscription (single-site licence)
  • Quarterly forecaster report updates
  • Report charts, tables and graphs provided in MS Excel format

What people think

"Drewry’s Container Forecaster is a must have for anyone who needs to understand the liner shipping environment. As one of the largest shippers associations In the U.S. trades, we count on Drewry as much as our members count on us. 'Container Forecaster' provides Gemini Shippers Group with both historical and forecast analysis of the key container trades and ports in which we operate. Their detailed picture of carrier and alliance activity allows us to quickly determine the best options for our members."
S. Mayes, CEO, Gemini Shippers Group
S. Mayes
CEO
Gemini Shippers Group
"Maersk Line have subscribed to Drewry’s Container Forecaster for several years. We always appreciate this high quality product which is well-written and supported by solid analysis. The Container Forecaster remains an important benchmark for our frequent container industry forecasts, and is a fundamental reference when we require expert knowledge about critical aspects of the industry. As I see it, the Container Forecaster will remain a cornerstone reference for all container industry stakeholders."
Per Flink Iversen, Head of Market Analysis and Forecasting, Centre Strategy, Maersk Line
Per Flink Iversen
Head of Market Analysis and Forecasting
Centre Strategy
Maersk Line
"Drewry reports are compiled in a very visual and intuitive format, and provide everything I need to know about the maritime industry. The language is easy and accessible, even to people from outside the industry. Once I started working in the maritime area, Drewry reports provided one of the best sources to help me understand the industry dynamics and drivers."
Isabela Teodoro de Barros, Snr. Specialist Global Market Intelligence – Global Transportation, Alcoa
Isabela Teodoro de Barros
Snr. Specialist Global Market Intelligence – Global Transportation
Alcoa

News

Drewry trims long-term freight rate outlook for LNG shipping

Drewry trims long-term freight rate outlook for LNG shipping
Given mounting pressure on freight rates and continuing fleet growth, Drewry believes that excess vessel supply will reduce only gradually with the recovery in rates pushed back to the latter part of next year, according to Drewry’s latest LNG Forecaster.

Satisfaction survey in container transport: Customers rate service quality of ocean carriers “poor to average”

The service provided by container shipping lines is rated as poor to average and has deteriorated in the past year, according to a survey of exporters, importers and freight forwarders conducted jointly by Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC).

Light at the end of the tunnel for the multipurpose shipping market

Following another poor year for multipurpose shipping, signs of recovery are now evident with momentum expected to build over the next few years, according to Drewry’s latest Multipurpose Annual.

Spot freight rates soar from North Europe to Asia

Spot container freight rates from North Europe to China increased by 45% this week, reaching a four-year high.