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Container Market Annual Review and Forecast 2020/21

Annual Review and Forecast

October 2020

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Container Market Annual Review and Forecast

The definitive annual review and forecast

The container shipping industry has been on the front line during the COVID-19 global pandemic, ensuring that trade continues to flow in unpredictable times. 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 2024.

The Container Market Annual Review and Forecast 2020/21 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
  • Recorded monthly time charter levels
  • Average slot charter rates
  • Development of second-hand prices
  • Recent container sale & purchase activity
  • Newbuild and demolition prices
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News

Drewry highlights transformation of rate conditions in transpacific container shipping

Drewry highlights transformation of rate conditions  in transpacific container shipping
Unprecedented transpacific spot freight rates signal that a transformation of the container shipping sector may be underway and that shippers need to adapt.

Reefer shipping to outpace dry cargo trade despite container shortages

Growth in seaborne perishable cargo slowed in 2019 but is forecast to better weather the COVID-19 induced economic storm than the dry cargo trade given the broader resilience of the food supply chain, according to Drewry’s latest Reefer Shipping Annual Review and Forecast.

Drewry launches detention and demurrage support service

Drewry Supply Chain Advisors launches new service combining relevant data points with best practice insights to help BCOs more effectively manage these costs.

COVID-19 to stifle container port investment

The pace of container port capacity expansion is forecast to contract at least 40% over the next five years in the wake of the COVID-19 induced slowdown in port throughput, according to the Drewry’s latest Global Container Terminal Operators Annual Review and Forecast.

Events

Multipurpose Shipping Market Outlook

Join us for a FREE Drewry online briefing at 0900 or 1600 GMT on Wednesday 28 October 2020 on the outlook for the multipurpose shipping market. Hosted by Susan Oatway, Senior Analyst for Multipurpose & Breakbulk Shipping and Martin Dixon, Head of Research Products.

Port Technology Container Terminal Automation Conference

Eleanor Hadland to discuss terminal automation benefits and opportunities for larger terminals and smaller facilities.

Coastlink Conference Antwerp 2020

Chantal McRoberts will present our market outlook for European short sea ports.