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LNG Forecaster (Annual Subscription)

Quarterly Forecaster

October 2017

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LNG Forecaster

Robust LNG market forecasts

LNG Forecaster is Drewry’s detailed quarterly appraisal of the LNG trade and shipping market. It provides a clear picture of the current market, addresses forthcoming sector specific ’horizon’ issues and their impacts on future market growth, and forward-looking analysis on the current trends and developments globally.

 

Key areas covered include:

  • Overview of key market issues and trends
  • LNG trade and prices
  • LNG shipping
  • LNG projects

LNG Forecaster subscribers benefit from 12 months’ access to Drewry’s LNG One World online platform, providing up-to-date news, editorial analysis and a wealth of statistical data and intelligence on all aspect of the LNG sector.

 

All quarterly report updates are accompanied by tables and charts in MS Excel format. This Forecaster annual subscription package now includes FREE Monthly Supplements.


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Fast facts...

  • Annual subscription (single-site licence)
  • Quarterly forecaster report updates
  • Report charts, tables and graphs in MS Excel format
  • Free monthly supplements
  • Includes access to LNG OneWorld website
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Executive Summary Section

Every quarter, Drewry’s LNG Forecaster delivers a wealth of market intelligence on the global natural gas market, LNG trade and shipping sector. It gives a comprehensive insight into LNG trade, freight rates, spot rates and time charter rates. Fleet developments are covered in detail, with extensive regional trade statistics covering LNG import volumes including its pricing per country of imports.

 

Chapters are as follows:

 

Executive Summary

The chapter covers topical overview of the market, with special focus section to address key issues, trends and recent events in the LNG market. This is followed by a series of sections covering various aspects of global LNG trade and shipping market.

Main Sections

LNG trade and prices focuses on:

  • Global and regional natural gas consumption and production developments
  • Detailed analysis on LNG imports volumes per country
  • Comprehensive analysis of competing fuel prices including natural gas, oil, coal, LPG and LNG prices per country of imports.

Main Sections Cont./

LNG shipping provides:

  • In-depth assessment of the LNG fleet development in terms of the in-service fleet, orderbook, deliveries, new orders, demolition with forward-outlook and synopsis of the fleet capacity supply into the market up to 2019.
  • It further examines key areas such as LNG shipping economics such as freight rates, spot, short- and long-term charter rates and asset prices developments in the market.

Main Sections Cont./

LNG project summaries:

  • Global LNG liquefaction plants and regasification terminals, existing, under-construction, new start-up, planned and proposed projects regionally.
  • It gives a comprehensive view on the expected LNG production capacity development per region up to 2020.
  • LNG Forecaster subscriptions include 12 months’ access to Drewry’s LNG One World online platform. LNG One World provides up-to-date news, editorial analysis and a wealth of statistical data and intelligence on all aspect of the LNG sector.

News

Ship operating costs stabilise as market recovery lifts pressure

Ship operating costs stabilise as market recovery lifts pressure
The cost of operating cargo ships rose marginally in 2017 following two consecutive years of falls, but shipowners should prepare for higher costs led by a spike in insurance premiums, according to Drewry’s latest Ship Operating Costs Annual.

Slowdown in China’s crude stoking activity to hurt tonnage demand in the crude tanker shipping market in 2018

Crude tanker freight rates are expected to decline further in 2018 following a sharp decline in 2017, according to Drewry’s latest Tanker Forecaster.

Drewry announces appointment of new Senior Quantitative Economist

Drewry appoints Mario O. Moreno as Senior Quantitative Economist.

A better outlook for chemical tankers

Subdued ordering and a narrowing in the tonnage supply-demand gap from late 2018 is expected to support a recovery in the chemical shipping market, according to Drewry’s latest Chemical Forecaster.

Events

Intermodal Europe

Drewry to present the outlook for global container shipping.

Global Container Port Industry Briefing

Join us at 0900 GMT on Tues, 5 December 2017 for an online briefing on the key trends and developments in the global container port and terminal industry. 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. Both executives will be available to take questions following a short 20 minute presentation.

Port Technology Container Terminal Automation Conference

Neil Davidson to speak in the opening session discussing Drewry’s outlook for the sector.