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Container Forecaster (Annual Subscription)

Quarterly Forecaster

March 2018

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Container Forecaster

The definitive container market analysis and forecasts

The Container Forecaster is our flagship quarterly analysis and outlook for the container shipping market. This long-standing product is highly respected in the market and is widely considered as the go-to reference for what is happening now and what will happen in the future of the global container industry. Helmed by a team with decades of experience the Container Forecaster provides unparalleled insight, data and forecasts for container trade and regional port volumes. Each quarterly update provides both historical and forecast analysis of the market, including:

  • World container trade and regional port volumes forecasts
  • Global supply and demand outlook
  • Trade route supply and demand analysis
  • Global and East-West trade freight rate forecasts
  • Carrier profitability analysis
  • 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

Olefin trade not helping LPG shipowners

Olefin trade not helping LPG shipowners
The freight market for S/R (Handysize) vessels will remain under pressure throughout 2018, according to Drewry’s latest LPG Forecaster.

Drewry launches special report: Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) - what lies ahead?

Drewry Financial Research has conducted an in-depth assessment of the issues facing HMM and their future prospects with consideration given to current and anticipated future market conditions.

Lessors strengthen their grip on the container equipment market

The move towards container leasing and away from carrier ownership continues unabated, according to Drewry’s latest Container Census & Leasing and Equipment Insight

Multipurpose shipping eyes recovery

Multipurpose shipping has started 2018 on a confident footing and is forecast to recover further on rising demand, according to Drewry’s latest Multipurpose Forecaster and Annual Review.

Events

Multipurpose Shipping Market Outlook

Join us for a FREE Drewry online briefing at 0900 or 1600 BST on Tues 3 July 2018 on the outlook for the multipurpose shipping market. Hosted by Susan Oatway, Senior Analyst for Multipurpose & Breakbulk Shipping and Martin Dixon, Head of Research Products.

Project Cargo Summit

Susan Oatway to discuss the heavy lift and MPV shipping markets.

TPM Asia

Drewry to discuss the growth of China as a buyer and the impact on freight rates, port infrastructure, and regional supply chains.