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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.


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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

Multipurpose earnings rally at risk from overordering in competing sectors

Multipurpose earnings rally at risk from overordering in competing sectors
The rapid recovery in earnings for multipurpose vessels is expected to slow from the second half the year as capacity constraints and supply chain disruptions in competing sectors ease, according to Drewry’s latest Multipurpose Annual.

Drewry extends spot market ocean freight rate service coverage and Benchmarking Club participation numbers

Drewry is pleased to announce a series of enhancements to its spot market and contract ocean freight rate benchmarking services and new participation milestones in its flagship, ocean freight cost comparison service, Benchmarking Club.

COVID-19 drives up ship operating costs

Vessel operating costs have risen at their fastest pace in over a decade this year, on higher insurance cover premiums and COVID-19 related expenses, but are expected to moderate in subsequent years as pandemic related spend unwinds, according to Drewry’s latest Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast.

Multipurpose Time Charter Index - Apr 21

Our new MPV Time Charter Index tracks one-year period charter rates across a basket of vessel types and sizes and forecasts the market movement over the coming month.

Events

Container Equipment Market Outlook

Join us for a FREE Drewry online briefing at 0900 or 1600 BST on Tuesday 27 April to hear our latest thoughts on developments in the container equipment market. Hosted by Martin Dixon, Head of Research Products and John Fossey, Senior Analyst for Container Equipment at Drewry.

LNG shipping market outlook

Join us at 09:30 BST on Tuesday 4 May 2021 to explore some of the key findings from our latest LNG Forecaster report. Hosted by Aman Sud, Lead Analyst – Gas Shipping at Drewry and Santosh Gupta, Assistant Manager at Drewry Maritime Financial Research.

Container Shipping Market Outlook

Join us for a FREE Drewry online briefing at 0900 or 1600 BST on Thursday 6 May to hear our update on the container shipping market outlook and guidance on freight rates and carrier profitability. Hosted by Simon Heaney, Senior Manager, Container Research and Nilesh Tiwary, Manager, Drewry Maritime Financial Research.