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Container Forecaster (Annual Subscription)

Quarterly In-depth Market Forecasts

October 2019

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Container Forecaster

The definitive container market analysis and forecasts

The Container Forecaster is our flagship quarterly analysis and outlook for the container shipping market. This long-standing product is highly respected in the market and is widely considered as the go-to reference for what is happening now and what will happen in the future of the global container industry. Helmed by a team with decades of experience the Container Forecaster provides unparalleled insight, data and forecasts for container trade and regional port volumes. Each quarterly update provides both historical and forecast analysis of the market, including:

  • World container trade and regional port volumes forecasts
  • Global supply and demand outlook
  • Trade route supply and demand analysis
  • Global and East-West trade freight rate forecasts
  • Carrier profitability analysis
  • Charter market and sales & purchases

All quarterly report updates are accompanied by tables, charts and graphs in flexible MS Excel format.


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  • Annual subscription (single-site licence)
  • Quarterly forecaster report updates
  • Report charts, tables and graphs provided in MS Excel format

News

The time for higher BAF charges has come

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.

New risks heap more pressure on beleaguered container market

The mood-music surrounding the container market has deteriorated further in the last three months, resulting in Drewry downgrading its outlook for world container port throughput for the current year and the rest of the five-year horizon, in its latest Container Market Annual Review and Forecast.

Study findings: Drewry believes future online marketplaces could bring mutual benefit to both carriers and shippers

Online technology platforms where shipping lines and their customers can negotiate forward contracts could help improve vessel utilisation levels and reduce freight rate volatility, according to a joint study conducted by global shipping consultancy, Drewry and maritime supply chain technology provider, CyberLogitec.

Events

Outlook for finished vehicle shipping Briefing

Join us at 0900 GMT or 1600 GMT on Tues, 19 November 2019 for an online briefing on the outlook for finished vehicle shipping. The webinar will provide Drewry’s analysis and projections for finished vehicle trade flows, port trends, car carrier fleet development, freight rate and asset value outlook, as well as industry profitability. The session will be hosted by Tom Ossieur, Head of Car Carrier Research and Martin Dixon, Director, Head of Research Products at Drewry.

Optimised Ship Forum London 2019

Join Martin Dixon presenting the latest insights and findings from our Ship Operating Costs report.