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LNG Forecaster (Annual Subscription)

Quarterly Forecaster

January 2019

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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

New sections added in the Q3 2018 edition include:

  • LNG bunkering
  • Floating LNG

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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  • 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

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

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.

East-West air freight rates highest of last 4 peak seasons

Air freight rates on major East-West routes hit a 4-year high in November, according to the results of Drewry’s East-West Air Freight Rate Index.

East-West contract rates help reduce shippers’ costs

Ocean freight rates for cargoes moving under contracts on major East-West routes decreased by 7% in the fourth quarter, according to the results of Drewry’s Benchmarking Club Contract Index.

Ship operating costs reach inflection point as inflation returns

Average vessel operating costs rose modestly for the second year in succession following two years of marked declines, according to Drewry’s latest Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast.

Events

Global Grain Asia

Drewry to present on Transport, Logistics and Freight Costs: How are terminals going to cope with the change in trade flows?

5th Mare Forum Singapore

Drewry to discuss the digital transformation of shipping and ports in a panel session.

10th Chemical & Product Tanker Conference

Hugo Finlay to provide in-depth analysis of the chemical and product tanker market fundamentals.