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LPG Forecaster (Annual Subscription)

Quarterly In-depth Market Forecasts

August 2019

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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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  • Annual subscription (single-site licence)
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  • Report charts, tables and graphs in MS Excel format
  • Free monthly supplements

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.