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LNG Forecaster (Annual Subscription)

Quarterly In-depth Market Forecasts

October 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
  • Forecasts for spot rates, short term, long term rates and operating costs
  • Newbuilding prices and secondhand values
  • LNG imports and exports forecast by country
  • A section on 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 aspects 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

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.