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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

Drewry launches special report: Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) - what lies ahead?

Drewry launches special report: Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) - what lies ahead?
Drewry Financial Research launches an in-depth assessment of the issues faced and HMM’s future prospects given the current and anticipated future market context.

Lessors strengthen their grip on the container equipment market

The move towards container leasing and away from carrier ownership continues unabated, according to Drewry’s latest Container Census & Leasing and Equipment Insight

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.

Events

Crew Connect Europe

Martin Dixon to discuss the economic outlook of ship operating costs.

ESPO 2018

Tim Power to present the outlook for ports and shipping.

Container Ports webinar briefing: Are terminals surviving the perfect storm?

Join us at 0900 or 1600 BST on Tues, 5 June 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.