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Container Forecaster (Annual Subscription)

Quarterly Forecaster

December 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

Depressed outlook for long-haul routes in chemical shipping market

Depressed outlook for long-haul routes in chemical shipping market
Chemical shipping freight rates will weaken through 2018 due to the depressed outlook on overtonnaged long haul routes, according to Drewry’s latest Chemical Forecaster.

Slippages from 2017 to prevent recovery of LNG shipping charter rates in 2018

Increasing vessel supply will keep LNG charter rates under pressure in 2018, despite strong growth in trade, according to Drewry’s latest LNG Forecaster.

Drewry’s Global Reefer Freight Rate Index increases for 4th consecutive quarter

Drewry’s Global Reefer Freight Rate Index has recorded only increases over the last 12 months, even during off-peak seasons.

Drewry spend analytics and benchmarking services move online

Members of the Drewry Benchmarking Club now have access to automated online analytics and benchmarking to support their tender management and cost monitoring processes.

Events

Ship Operating Costs Trends Briefing

Join us at 0900 GMT or 1700 GMT on Tues, 20 February 2018 for an online briefing on the key trends and developments in ship operating costs. The webinar presentation will analyse recent trends and outlook in the main expenditure elements of vessel operating costs, covering 45 different ship types and sizes across all the main cargo shipping markets. The session will be hosted by Martin Dixon, Director of Research Products and Latifat Igbinosun, Senior Market Analyst at Drewry.

18th TMP Annual Conference

Chas Deller to discuss Global Ocean freight procurement and present Drewry’s outlook for the sector.

Port Technology Container Terminal Automation Conference

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