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Finished Vehicle Shipping Annual Review and Forecast 2019/20

Annual Review and Forecast

September 2019

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Finished Vehicle Shipping Annual Review and Forecast 2019/20

Car carrier sector comprehensive analysis

The most comprehensive analysis of the key trends and issues impacting the specialist car carrier and vehicle port 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 trade and 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 network operations on ports’ ability to capture market share and OEM service provider selection
  • How changes in the car carrier competitive landscape are creating opportunities for acquisitions in the vehicle port sector
  • 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 operations and freight market developments: Car carrier network operations and footprint; vessel utilisation by main route and efficiency; charter rate forecast; asset values trends
  • Car carrier profitability: Vessel operating cost trends, internal rates of return and profitability analysis
  • Car carrier asset market developments and profitability: Car carrier asset value trends; analysis of sales and purchase activity; operating costs; vessel profitability

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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

Drewry publishes first low-sulphur BAF reference price

Drewry publishes first low-sulphur BAF reference price
As part of a series of initiatives aimed at bringing greater transparency to fuel costs resulting from the new IMO 2020 low-sulphur regulation, Drewry is pleased to announce the publication of its first low-sulphur reference bunker index tracker.

Ship operating costs rise on higher R&M and insurance spend

Underlying vessel operating cost inflation accelerated moderately in 2019 on higher repair & maintenance and insurance spend, while costs are expected to continue rising at a similar pace in 2020, according to Drewry’s latest Ship Operating Costs Annual.

The time for higher BAF charges has come

With the enforcement date of the IMO 2020 low-sulphur regulation now only 6 weeks away, shippers and forwarders are starting to get their chequebooks out to help ocean carriers cover the additional cost of the cleaner, low-sulphur fuel.

ESC, Drewry announce an IMO 2020 BAF transparent indexing mechanism

Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC) have published a bunker adjustment factor indexing mechanism to help shippers monitor and control bunker charges in the run-up to and following the introduction of the IMO 2020 low-sulphur regulation.

Events

Optimised Ship Forum London 2019

Drewry’s Martin Dixon will share some of the latest insights and findings from our 2019/2020 Ship Operating Costs annual report.