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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

ESC, Drewry announce an IMO 2020 BAF transparent indexing mechanism

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.

New risks heap more pressure on beleaguered container market

The mood-music surrounding the container market has deteriorated further in the last three months, resulting in Drewry downgrading its outlook for world container port throughput for the current year and the rest of the five-year horizon, in its latest Container Market Annual Review and Forecast.

Study findings: Drewry believes future online marketplaces could bring mutual benefit to both carriers and shippers

Online technology platforms where shipping lines and their customers can negotiate forward contracts could help improve vessel utilisation levels and reduce freight rate volatility, according to a joint study conducted by global shipping consultancy, Drewry and maritime supply chain technology provider, CyberLogitec.

Slow car carrier recovery to trigger more distressed asset sales

Car carrier shipping is expected to continue its slow recovery, supported by improving utilisation and minimal vessel ordering, according to Drewry’s latest Finished Vehicle Shipping Annual Review and Forecast.

Events

South Carolina International Trade Conference

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

Global Biofuels Summit

Hu Qing to present the outlook for biofuels in Malaysia and Indonesia shipping markets.

TOC Americas 2019

Drewry will present its outlook for the container shipping industry.