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Container Market Annual Review and Forecast 2017/18

Annual Review and Forecast

October 2017

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Container Market Annual Review and Forecast

The definitive annual review and forecast

The container industry has been experiencing unprecedented change in recent years with the introduction of mega vessels and the formulation of new operational alliances. Our Container Market Annual Review and Forecast provides the accuracy, detailed insight and industry knowledge required at such a time.

Key areas covered

  • World container trade and port volumes
  • Global supply and demand
  • Trade Route analysis
  • Freight rates and carrier financials
  • The charter market and S&P


Drewry’s Container Market Review takes a look back at the developments over the last year and how they sit within the broader picture of the container market. Drewry continues to enhance the analysis provided, with relevant forecasts through to 2021.

The Container Market Annual Review and Forecast 2017/18 is one of Drewry Maritime Research’s annual reports, providing a complete review of the industry whilst also presenting detailed forecasts for key metrics. This report is also available as part of the Container Forecaster set of reports.

 

This annual review and forecast is the 3rd quarter edition of the Container Forecaster annual subscription - released on a quarterly basis.


More Information

Fast facts

  • Average one-year time charter rates 2015-17
  • Recorded monthly time charter levels 2015-17
  • Average slot charter rates 2011–16
  • Development of second-hand prices 2015–17
  • Recent container sale & purchase activity
  • Newbuild and demolition prices

News

Handysize LPG vessels to be worst performers in 2018

Handysize LPG vessels to be worst performers in 2018
Among the different sizes of LPG ships, the small vessel segment is expected to be the best performer in 2018 while Handysize ships will be the worst, according to Drewry’s latest LPG Forecaster.

Ship operating costs stabilise as market recovery lifts pressure

The cost of operating cargo ships rose marginally in 2017 following two consecutive years of falls, but shipowners should prepare for higher costs led by a spike in insurance premiums, according to Drewry’s latest Ship Operating Costs Annual.

Slowdown in China’s crude stoking activity to hurt tonnage demand in the crude tanker shipping market in 2018

Crude tanker freight rates are expected to decline further in 2018 following a sharp decline in 2017, according to Drewry’s latest Tanker Forecaster.

Drewry announces appointment of new Senior Quantitative Economist

Drewry appoints Mario O. Moreno as Senior Quantitative Economist.

Events

Port Technology Container Terminal Automation Conference

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