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Container Forecaster (Annual Subscription)

Quarterly Forecaster

July 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

Reefer container trade expansion to support freight rates

Reefer container trade expansion to support freight rates
Despite moderating perishable seaborne trade growth, continued modal shift will sustain expansion in the containerised reefer trade and so support freight rate development, according to Drewry’s latest Reefer Shipping Annual Review and Forecast 2018/19 report.

Container terminal utilisation levels set to rise... trade wars permitting

The medium term outlook for global container port demand growth is positive thanks to strong underlying economic momentum across the world’s major economies, according to Drewry’s latest Global Container Terminal Operators Annual Review and Forecast.

Challenges and opportunities for the global port and shipping industry

Presentation given by Neil Davidson, Drewry Senior Analyst Ports and Terminals at the China Maritime Day Forum, 11 July 2018.

Higher container equipment prices to squeeze leasing rate returns

Container equipment rental rates and cash investment returns remain weak, despite last year’s recovery, according to Drewry’s latest Container Census & Leasing annual.

Events

IMPA London 2018

Join Drewry to hear on our latest insights into the findings from our Ship Operating Costs report.

Project Cargo Summit

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

Container Ports webinar briefing: Where have all the greenfields gone?

Join us at 0900 or 1600 BST on Tues, 18 Sept 2018 to find out more on our latest research covering the container ports and terminals market. The session will be hosted by Neil Davidson, Senior Analyst in Drewry’s Ports and Terminals practice and Martin Dixon, Director - Head of Research Products at Drewry. Both executives will be available to take questions following a short 20 minute presentation.