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Multipurpose Shipping Annual Review and Forecast 2018-19

Annual Review and Forecast

March 2018

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Multipurpose Shipping Annual Review and Forecast

Detailed market analysis and forecasts

5 year forecasts and market updates for the global Multipurpose and Heavy Lift shipping market. The report provides unparalleled and in-depth data and analysis of the market, including:

  • Trade – analyses key drivers of MPV trade and project cargo demand, forecasts 5-year general cargo demand including detailed data on key breakbulk commodity flows and port volumes

  • Fleet – examines the Multipurpose and Heavylift fleet, the operators, demolitions, newbuilds, orderbook and 5-year fleet forecasts

  • Market – scrutinises the competing sectors of dry bulk and containers, market shares, supply-demand balance, freight rates, asset values, as well as 5-year market forecasts

  • Appendices – listing of selected industrial projects impacting MPV shipping as well as breakbulk throughput volumes of selected world ports


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  • Market-leading report, unrivalled depth of analysis and sector insight
  • Report tables, charts and graphs provided in MS Excel format

News

Battle for the supply chain to aide container supply-demand balance

Battle for the supply chain to aide container supply-demand balance
A shift in carrier focus away from ordering ever larger ships towards securing more of the global supply chain is expected to help improve the supply-demand balance of the container market over the next five years, according to Drewry’s latest Container Forecaster.

East-West air freight rates highest of last 4 peak seasons

Air freight rates on major East-West routes hit a 4-year high in November, according to the results of Drewry’s East-West Air Freight Rate Index.

East-West contract rates help reduce shippers’ costs

Ocean freight rates for cargoes moving under contracts on major East-West routes decreased by 7% in the fourth quarter, according to the results of Drewry’s Benchmarking Club Contract Index.

Ship operating costs reach inflection point as inflation returns

Average vessel operating costs rose modestly for the second year in succession following two years of marked declines, according to Drewry’s latest Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast.

Events

Global Grain Asia

Drewry to present on Transport, Logistics and Freight Costs: How are terminals going to cope with the change in trade flows?

5th Mare Forum Singapore

Drewry to discuss the digital transformation of shipping and ports in a panel session.

10th Chemical & Product Tanker Conference

Hugo Finlay to provide in-depth analysis of the chemical and product tanker market fundamentals.