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Finished Vehicle Shipping Annual Review and Forecast 2018/19

Annual Review and Forecast

October 2018

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Finished Vehicle Shipping

Car carrier sector comprehensive analysis

The most comprehensive analysis of the key trends and issues impacting the specialist car carrier sector, answering the “why” and “implications” for key industry stakeholders.

 

This report analyses the trade in finished vehicles (new & used), including cars, and “high & heavy” covering commercial vehicles (trucks and buses) and specialist vehicles (including agricultural, construction equipment) moved by pure car & truck carriers (PCTCs). It also includes coverage of project cargo movements by PCTCs.

 

The report will help you find out:

  • What the latest automotive industry developments mean for car carrier vessel owners and operators
  • How changes in OEM product development and manufacturing strategies, along with finished vehicle sales and tariffs, impact trade flows, transport modes and car carrier operating models
  • Influence of trade changes on vessel design and cargo focus including High & Heavy and used vehicles
  • Impact of car carrier operators’ network operations on ports’ ability to capture market share
  • Operator profitability and resultant outlook for car carrier charter rates and implications for OEM freight costs.

Gain access to detailed finished vehicle production and sales forecasts, fleet statistics and vessel design trends analysis, operator’s geographical footprints and historical throughput data covering the top finished vehicle ports.

 

Key areas covered:

  • Finished vehicle sales and production: Market drivers; sales trends and forecast; production trends and forecasts; future developments, including electric and autonomous vehicles
  • Finished vehicle trade flows: Trade trends; seaborne share analysis; analysis and forecasts of top trade routes and trade imbalances; used vehicle trade flow analysis; breakbulk and project cargo moving in car carriers;
  • Vehicle port trends: Investor profiles and trends; ports and terminals throughput trends and development including transhipment analysis
  • Car carrier fleet and capacity outlook: Vessel design analysis and trends; newbuildings and orderbook; demolitions; fleet development and capacity forecasts; analysis of operators and tonnage providers
  • Car carrier freight and asset market developments: Car carrier network operations and footprint; vessel utilisation and efficiency; charter rate forecast; asset values trends
  • Car carrier profitability: Vessel operating cost trends, internal rates of return and profitability analysis

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Fast facts

  • Finished vehicle production and sales forecasts
  • Finished vehicle trade flows
  • Historical throughput data covering the top finished vehicle ports
  • Fleet statistics & forecasts
  • Vessel design trends analysis
  • Outlook for car carrier charter rates
  • Asset market & vessel profitability analysis

News

Reefer container equipment availability to remain tight

Reefer container equipment availability to remain tight
Reefer container equipment availability will remain tight over the next few years which will impact shipping capacity supply and freight rates at seasonal peaks, according to Drewry’s latest Reefer Shipping Annual Review.

Container terminal utilisation rates to rise and “big seven” premier league of operators emerges

The outlook for global container port demand is modest growth and numerous uncertainties, but in the face of this, capacity expansion plans are also muted, according to Drewry’s latest Global Container Terminal Operators report.

Smart devices to transform the utility and value of shipping container assets

Smart devices have the potential to radically transform the utility and value of shipping container equipment assets, according to Drewry’s latest Container Census & Leasing Annual.

Container market disruption seems likely as uncertainty mounts

Drewry’s latest Container Forecaster provides scant solace for the container shipping sector as the industry is buffeted by headwinds.

Events

Container Trade Europe 2019

Meet Martin Dixon to hear Drewry’s market assessment and outlook for smart containers.

Global Shippers Forum Annual Meeting 2019

Philip Damas to discuss shipping lines and port terminal surcharges.

Cool Logistics Global 2019

Join Martin Dixon discussing Drewry’s Outlook for Perishable Reefer Shipping.