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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

Multipurpose shipping eyes recovery

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.

Slow and steady recovery for container shipping

The outlook for the container shipping market is a combination of healthy demand growth that will outpace the fleet; resulting in a better supply-demand balance, according to Drewry’s latest Container Forecaster.

Chainalytics and Drewry partner to create Ocean Buying Group for small and medium sized shippers

Chainalytics and Drewry announce the launch of Ocean Buying Group addressing the ocean freight procurement needs of small and
medium sized shippers.

Maritime Financial Model Portfolio Report - March 2018 - now available

Our model portfolio gained 2.8% between November 2017 and February 2018, outperforming its sector-specific benchmark – Bloomberg’s BI SHIP (down 4.5%)

Events

Container Shipping Market & Freight Rate Trends

Join us for a FREE Drewry online briefing at 0900 or 1700 BST on Wednesday 2 May 2018 on the outlook for container shipping and freight rate trends. Hosted by Simon Heaney, Senior Manager, Container Research and Martin Dixon, Head of Research Products.

International Pulp Week

Martin Dixon to discuss the outlook for shipping and freight costs.

Global Liner Shipping

Philippe Salles to discuss e-business in supply chains.