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Reefer Shipping Annual Review and Forecast 2019/20

Annual Review and Forecast

August 2019

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Reefer Shipping Annual Review and Forecast

Annual review of the reefer shipping market

This annual report provides in-depth analysis and forecasts of the perishable reefer shipping market, covering key commodity flows, fleet capacity development for the two principle vessel modes, as well as detailed market analysis by individual trade lane including freight rate development.

 

Demand/Supply

Drewry provides extensive analyses on 10 main commodity classes totalling over 30 different commodities. The classes are; Bananas, Citrus, Deciduous, Exotics, Fish / Seafood, Meat / Poultry, Dairy, Pharma, Cut Flowers and Confectionary - as well as other commodities such as tomatoes, frozen potatoes and fresh & frozen vegetables.

 

On the supply side Drewry has detailed coverage of both the container sector and specialised sector, with an emphasis on the former given that the vast majority of refrigerated seaborne cargo is now containerised.

 

Trade and Commodities

  • Development of worldwide trade by commodity and region

  • Bilateral trade flows by commodity

  • Estimated seaborne trade by commodity - including modal split between containerised and non-containerised reefer cargo

  • Forecast trade of perishable reefer cargoes by commodity to 2023

  • Forecast trade of seaborne perishable reefer cargoes by commodity to 2023 – including modal split between containerised and non-containerised reefer cargo

Reefer Containership fleet

  • Containership fleet & reefer slot capacity forecasts
  • Refrigerated container equipment fleet forecasts including availability analysis
  • New research on the fast emerging Smart Reefer Container market
  • Top 12 reefer container shipping operators analysed by fleet size, newbuildings and age profile, as well as operating strategies
  • IMO 2020 low sulphur fuel regulations impact on containerised vessel fleets and freight rates
  • Financial overview of the container shipping industry

Specialised fleet

  • Analysis of future capacity development including newbuildings and recycling levels
  • Profiles of specialised reefer shipping companies operating containerships
  • Analysis of charter market development
  • IMO 2020 low sulphur fuel regulations impact on specialised vessel fleets and freight rates
  • Analysis of target trades and commodities for specialised vessels

Reefer Shipping Market

  • Reefer container freight rate trends & analysis
  • Trade route analysis of the top 11 reefer trades including cargo demand forecasts, reefer slot capacity development, market concentration and freight rate development on the following routes:
    • Westbound Transpacific
    • North Europe to Asia
    • Asia to North Europe
    • Mediterranean to Asia
    • Europe to Middle East
    • East Coast South America to Asia
    • East Coast South America to Europe
    • Westbound transatlantic
    • Southern Africa to Asia
    • East Coast South America to North America
    • Europe to South Asia
  • Benchmark reefer container freight rates by trade route
  • Forecast development of reefer market supply/demand to 2023 by mode (container vs specialised)

Appendices

Containership capacity analyses for Oceania, East Coast South America, West Coast South America, South Africa and West Africa, Transpacific, Transatlantic, Middle East and South Asia trade lanes


More Information

Fast facts:

  • Comprehensive all-areas, global analysis
  • Five-year commodity trade forecasts by region
  • Top 12 reefer container shipping operators analysed by fleet size, newbuildings and age profile, as well as operating strategies
  • Trade route analysis of the top 11 reefer trades including cargo demand forecasts, reefer slot capacity development, market concentration and freight rate development
  • New research on the fast emerging Smart Reefer Container market
  • Reefer container freight rate trends & analysis
  • Containership fleet & reefer slot capacity forecasts
  • Tables, charts and graphs provided in Excel format

News

Reefer container equipment availability to remain tight

Reefer container equipment availability to remain tight
Reefer container equipment availability will remain tight over the next few years which will impact shipping capacity supply and freight rates at seasonal peaks, according to Drewry’s latest Reefer Shipping Annual Review.

Container terminal utilisation rates to rise and “big seven” premier league of operators emerges

The outlook for global container port demand is modest growth and numerous uncertainties, but in the face of this, capacity expansion plans are also muted, according to Drewry’s latest Global Container Terminal Operators report.

Smart devices to transform the utility and value of shipping container assets

Smart devices have the potential to radically transform the utility and value of shipping container equipment assets, according to Drewry’s latest Container Census & Leasing Annual.

Container market disruption seems likely as uncertainty mounts

Drewry’s latest Container Forecaster provides scant solace for the container shipping sector as the industry is buffeted by headwinds.

Events

Container Trade Europe 2019

Meet Martin Dixon to hear Drewry’s market assessment and outlook for smart containers.

Global Shippers Forum Annual Meeting 2019

Philip Damas to discuss shipping lines and port terminal surcharges.

9th Mare Forum Indonesia 2019

Join Jayendu Krishna at the panel discussion ’Where is the Indonesian shipping industry heading?’