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LPG Forecaster (Annual Subscription)

Quarterly Forecaster

August 2017

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LPG Forecaster

Detailed market analysis and forecasts

The LPG Forecaster provides a wealth of detail on the global LPG shipping market. Comprehensive freight rate assessments are provided including spot rates and time charter rates. Fleet developments are covered in detail and extensive regional trade statistics covering LPG, ammonia and petrochemicals.

 

Published quarterly, the LPG Forecaster provides you with updated forecasts, analysis and insight as well as covering topical developments in the market. This report addresses the critical information gap for the LPG shipping market.

 

Contents

An executive summary provides a topical look at the market, with recent trends and events discussed. Following this there are a series of chapters dealing with different aspects of LPG shipping in the global market.

 

Global trade
This chapter looks at worldwide LPG supply and demand, consumption and production, as well as providing detailed information on LPG imports and exports. Ammonia and petrochemical gases, such as US Shale gas, are also discussed in this section, specifically referring to the global trade in these products.

Finally, pricing of LPG is discussed providing an in depth overview of the market.

Demand/supply
This chapter focuses specifically on demand and supply aspects of the global LPG shipping market. LPG demand and fleet supply are taken into account whilst analysis and insight is given on Supply/demand balances and selected companies, markets and outlook

Vessel segment specific analysis
Finally, chapters devoted to a range of vessels segments are presented. These segments include:

  • Fully refrigerated LPG – Ammonia
  • Semi refrigerated – Petrochem gases
  • Pressurised Costal LPG

 

For each of these segments, information is given on:

  • Supply and Demand analysis
  • Freight market insight
  • Newbuilding and Secondhand pricing
  • Demolition and fleet outlook

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  • Report charts, tables and graphs in MS Excel format
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News

VLGC asset values to fall in sync with freight outlook

VLGC asset values to fall in sync with freight outlook
Given the weak freight rate outlook for LPG shipping over the next twelve months, Drewry believes there is more downside risk to VLGC second-hand values, according to its latest LPG Forecaster.

Increasing long-haul crude trade insufficient to support tanker shipping rates

Rising long haul crude exports from the US and Nigeria will not be sufficient to increase tanker shipping rates, given lower anticipated Middle East output and surging tonnage supply, according to the Drewry’s latest Tanker Forecaster.

Spectre of oversupply haunts chemical shipping

The shipping fleet trading in chemical and vegoil markets is expected to accelerate at a much faster pace than demand, weakening earning prospects, according to Drewry’s latest Chemical Forecaster.

Firm demand will continue to support dry bulk shipping

Drewry expects dry bulk shipping charter rates will continue to recover, with firm demand and controlled fleet growth, according to its latest Dry Bulk Forecaster.

Events

Argus Petrochemical Asia 2017

Drewry will present the outlook for China domestic and imports of methanol shipping market.

Black Sea Container Summit

Drewry will present its outlook on the state of container transport in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

South Carolina International Trade Conference

Drewry will present its outlook for the global container shipping industry.