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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

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

Drewry Maritime Financial Insight October 2017 - now available

Drewry Maritime Financial Insight October 2017 - now available
Summary: Dry bulk market on strong footing, while tanker/gas shipping rates up on seasonal demand.

Cautious optimism remains the name of the game for multipurpose shipping

Recovering demand for multipurpose shipping combined with improved market conditions for competing sectors, will result in rising market share for the multipurpose fleet, according to Drewry’s latest Multipurpose Shipping Forecaster.

Container lines speed up their assault on reefer cargo

Container shipping lines are increasing their share of the seaborne reefer market, and are forecast to accelerate their assault over the coming years, according to Drewry’s latest Reefer Shipping Market Review and Forecast.

Drewry launches Reefer Benchmarking Club to bring transparency to prevailing reefer contract freight rates

Drewry has launched a new, dedicated Reefer Benchmarking Club to meet the growing concerns of shippers about rising freight rates and reduced service levels at a time of carrier consolidation.

Events

TOC Americas

Drewry will present its outlook for the container shipping industry.

Breakbulk Americas

Come and see Drewry presenting our outlook on the heavy-lift and multipurpose shipping market at BreakBulk Americas.

21st HR & Crew Management Conference

Drewry to present on seafarer trends, outlook and costs.