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LPG Forecaster (Annual Subscription)

Quarterly Forecaster

February 2018

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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

Depressed outlook for long-haul routes in chemical shipping market

Depressed outlook for long-haul routes in chemical shipping market
Chemical shipping freight rates will weaken through 2018 due to the depressed outlook on overtonnaged long haul routes, according to Drewry’s latest Chemical Forecaster.

Slippages from 2017 to prevent recovery of LNG shipping charter rates in 2018

Increasing vessel supply will keep LNG charter rates under pressure in 2018, despite strong growth in trade, according to Drewry’s latest LNG Forecaster.

Drewry’s Global Reefer Freight Rate Index increases for 4th consecutive quarter

Drewry’s Global Reefer Freight Rate Index has recorded only increases over the last 12 months, even during off-peak seasons.

Drewry spend analytics and benchmarking services move online

Members of the Drewry Benchmarking Club now have access to automated online analytics and benchmarking to support their tender management and cost monitoring processes.

Events

Ship Operating Costs Trends Briefing

Join us at 0900 GMT or 1700 GMT on Tues, 20 February 2018 for an online briefing on the key trends and developments in ship operating costs. The webinar presentation will analyse recent trends and outlook in the main expenditure elements of vessel operating costs, covering 45 different ship types and sizes across all the main cargo shipping markets. The session will be hosted by Martin Dixon, Director of Research Products and Latifat Igbinosun, Senior Market Analyst at Drewry.

18th TMP Annual Conference

Chas Deller to discuss Global Ocean freight procurement and present Drewry’s outlook for the sector.

Port Technology Container Terminal Automation Conference

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