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Finished Vehicle Shipping Annual Review and Forecast 2018/19

Annual Review and Forecast

October 2018

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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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  • 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

Battle for the supply chain to aide container supply-demand balance

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A shift in carrier focus away from ordering ever larger ships towards securing more of the global supply chain is expected to help improve the supply-demand balance of the container market over the next five years, according to Drewry’s latest Container Forecaster.

East-West air freight rates highest of last 4 peak seasons

Air freight rates on major East-West routes hit a 4-year high in November, according to the results of Drewry’s East-West Air Freight Rate Index.

East-West contract rates help reduce shippers’ costs

Ocean freight rates for cargoes moving under contracts on major East-West routes decreased by 7% in the fourth quarter, according to the results of Drewry’s Benchmarking Club Contract Index.

Ship operating costs reach inflection point as inflation returns

Average vessel operating costs rose modestly for the second year in succession following two years of marked declines, according to Drewry’s latest Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast.

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Ship Operating Costs Trends Briefing

Join us at 0900 GMT or 1600 GMT on Tues, 29 January 2019 for an online briefing on the key trends and outlook in ship operating costs. The webinar presentation will analyse recent trends and outlook in the main expenditure elements of vessel operating costs, covering 46 different ship types and sizes across all the main cargo shipping markets, as well as several niche segments such as multipurpose and car carriers. The session will be hosted by Martin Dixon, Director of Research Products and L

Container Freight Rate Outlook Webinar

Join us for a FREE Drewry online briefing at 0900 or 1600 GMT on Tuesday 5 February 2019 on the outlook for container shipping freight rates. Hosted by Simon Heaney, Senior Manager, Container Research and Martin Dixon, Head of Research Products.

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