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Dry Bulk Forecaster (Annual Subscription)

Quarterly Forecaster

January 2018

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Dry Bulk Forecaster

Detailed market analysis and forecasts

Quarterly 5 year forecasts and market updates for the global Dry Bulk Shipping market.

An executive summary looks at the current state of the market, and provides topical analysis on the major trends and events in the last quarter. A chapter is then devoted to the global Dry Bulk fleet, presenting analysis on inactivity, employment and an insight into the state of the global bulk carrier fleet.


Vessels segment specific analysis is presented for:

  • Capesize/VLOC
  • Panamax/Post-Panamax
  • Handymax/Supramax
  • Handysize

Each vessel segments has its own individual chapter providing you with:

  • Sector summary
  • Investment returns and rates
  • Fleet changes and age profile
  • Total quarterly and annual supply
  • Forecast supply/demand growth and supply/demand balances

Global Dry Bulk shipping trade and ship demand

  • Forecasts for one-year period rates and trip rates
  • Newbuilding prices, secondhand values and major secondhand purchases by buyer
  • Operating costs, investment returns
  • Crude steel production
  • Imports and exports for iron ore, steam and coking coal, grain and other minor bulks
  • Reported chartering activity by commodity and tonne-mile demand by major and minor dry bulks
  • Demand by ship sector

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"Drewry's reports are compiled in a highly visual and intuitive format, they provide everything I need to know about the the industry and its direction. The language is clear and accessible, even to people from outside the industry."
Senior Specialist Global Market Intelligence Office, Fortune 500, Global Transportation Business
Senior Specialist Global Market Intelligence Office
Fortune 500
Global Transportation Business
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