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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

Container market disruption seems likely as uncertainty mounts

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.

Manning costs to rise below inflation on easing officer supply shortfall

Manning costs have risen moderately over the past 12 months, checked by easing officer supply shortage, and are forecast to rise at a similar pace over the next five years, according to Drewry’s latest Manning Annual Review and Forecast.

Proposed US auto tariffs would have a significant negative impact on key East-West trade routes

Key US ports, leading global container lines and specialist car carriers will all be adversely impacted should the proposed US auto tariffs be implemented in the second quarter of 2019, according to an impact analysis published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

Satisfaction survey in container transport: Shippers dissatisfied with clarity of surcharges and transit times

The level of satisfaction concerning container carriers among exporters, importers, and freight forwarders falls marginally, according to the third annual shipper satisfaction survey of Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC).

Events

Cool Logistics Global 2019

Meet Martin Dixon to hear Drewry’s Outlook for Perishable Reefer Shipping

TPM Asia 2019

Drewry to discuss the container shipping outlook, changes, challenges, and opportunities for BCOs.

South Carolina International Trade Conference

Philip Damas presenting the container shipping outlook and challenges and opportunities for BCOs.