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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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  • 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

Drewry adds benchmarks on contract BAFs to its Benchmarking Club service

Drewry adds benchmarks on contract BAFs to its Benchmarking Club service
Ahead of the IMO 2020 low sulphur regulatory change, Drewry has begun providing members of its Benchmarking Club service with quarterly benchmarks on contract Bunker Adjustment Factors (BAFs).

Drewry Benchmarking Club welcomes new member, reaches milestone

Drewry Benchmarking Club welcomes one of the world’s leading automotive and energy companies to its exclusive, online ocean freight cost comparison service.

Drewry study concludes Port of Dover has the resilience to cope with moderate Brexit disruption

The Port of Dover has the resilience to cope with moderate disruption arising from Brexit and there is latent short sea capacity to absorb significant overflow at the port in the event of capacity constraints, according to an independent study by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

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

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.

Events

Container Ports webinar briefing: Terminal alliances on the rise?

Join us at 0900 or 1600 GMT on Tues, 2 April 2019 to find out more on our latest research covering the container ports and terminals market. The session will be hosted by Neil Davidson, Senior Analyst in Drewry’s Ports and Terminals practice and Martin Dixon, Director - Head of Research Products at Drewry. Both executives will be available to take questions following a short 20 minute presentation.

Capital Link Singapore Maritime Forum

Drewry to present the outlook for shipping markets.

TOC Asia

Han Ning will share the latest market intelligence and discuss the impact of these trends in a high-level debate.