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Multipurpose Forecaster (Annual Subscription)

Quarterly In-depth Market Forecasts

April 2021

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Multipurpose Forecaster

Detailed market analysis and forecasts

Quarterly 5-year forecasts and market updates for the global Multipurpose and Heavy Lift shipping market.

Each quarterly report provides unparalleled and in-depth data and analysis of the market, including:

  • Outlook – analyses the sensitivities around the base-case scenario to determine the associated risks to the forecasts.

  • Trade – analyses key drivers of MPV trade and project cargo demand, including the market shares taken by the competing sectors of dry bulk and containers, forecasts 5-year general cargo demand including detailed data on key breakbulk commodity flows and port volumes
  • Fleet – examines the Multipurpose and Heavylift fleet, segmented by vessel type and lift capacity, the operators, demolitions, newbuilds, orderbook and 5-year fleet forecasts

  • Freight Market – analyses supply-demand balance, competing sectors, freight rates, as well as 5-year market forecasts

  • Asset Market – details newbuild & second hand and demolition prices, vessel operating costs, voyage costs, as well as 5-year forecasts


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  • Market-leading report series, unrivalled depth of analysis and sector insight
  • Subscription package comprises of quarterly Forecaster reports, including an Annual Review in the Q1 edition
  • Report tables, charts and graphs provided in MS Excel format
  • Free monthly market update supplements
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News

Multipurpose earnings rally at risk from overordering in competing sectors

Multipurpose earnings rally at risk from overordering in competing sectors
The rapid recovery in earnings for multipurpose vessels is expected to slow from the second half the year as capacity constraints and supply chain disruptions in competing sectors ease, according to Drewry’s latest Multipurpose Annual.

Drewry extends spot market ocean freight rate service coverage and Benchmarking Club participation numbers

Drewry is pleased to announce a series of enhancements to its spot market and contract ocean freight rate benchmarking services and new participation milestones in its flagship, ocean freight cost comparison service, Benchmarking Club.

COVID-19 drives up ship operating costs

Vessel operating costs have risen at their fastest pace in over a decade this year, on higher insurance cover premiums and COVID-19 related expenses, but are expected to moderate in subsequent years as pandemic related spend unwinds, according to Drewry’s latest Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast.

Multipurpose Time Charter Index - Apr 21

Our new MPV Time Charter Index tracks one-year period charter rates across a basket of vessel types and sizes and forecasts the market movement over the coming month.

Events

Container Equipment Market Outlook

Join us for a FREE Drewry online briefing at 0900 or 1600 BST on Tuesday 27 April to hear our latest thoughts on developments in the container equipment market. Hosted by Martin Dixon, Head of Research Products and John Fossey, Senior Analyst for Container Equipment at Drewry.

LNG shipping market outlook

Join us at 09:30 BST on Tuesday 4 May 2021 to explore some of the key findings from our latest LNG Forecaster report. Hosted by Aman Sud, Lead Analyst – Gas Shipping at Drewry and Santosh Gupta, Assistant Manager at Drewry Maritime Financial Research.

Container Shipping Market Outlook

Join us for a FREE Drewry online briefing at 0900 or 1600 BST on Thursday 6 May to hear our update on the container shipping market outlook and guidance on freight rates and carrier profitability. Hosted by Simon Heaney, Senior Manager, Container Research and Nilesh Tiwary, Manager, Drewry Maritime Financial Research.