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Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecast 2017

Annual Review and Forecast

March 2017

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Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecast

Annual review of the multipurpose market

Written by Susan Oatway, a leading expert in the sector, Drewry’s Multipurpose Annual Review & Forecast provides an unparalleled and in-depth view of the market.

Specific analysis is given on:

  • Trade – investigating the worldwide trade, including specific products, port volumes, cargo and forecasting demand
  • Fleet – looking at the Multipurpose and Heavylift fleet; its composition, development, orderbook and operators
  • Market – concentrating on the market for Multipurpose and Heavylift vessels, including rates and charters as well as supply-demand balances up to 2021
  • Economics and costs – operating costs, manning costs, newbuild, second-hand and demolition prices are presented as well as voyage and bunker costs

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  • Subscription package comprises of the Annual Review and Forecast full report supported by quarterly sector updates
  • Annual report tables, charts and graphs provided in MS Excel format


Handysize LPG vessels to be worst performers in 2018

Handysize LPG vessels to be worst performers in 2018
Among the different sizes of LPG ships, the small vessel segment is expected to be the best performer in 2018 while Handysize ships will be the worst, according to Drewry’s latest LPG Forecaster.

Ship operating costs stabilise as market recovery lifts pressure

The cost of operating cargo ships rose marginally in 2017 following two consecutive years of falls, but shipowners should prepare for higher costs led by a spike in insurance premiums, according to Drewry’s latest Ship Operating Costs Annual.

Slowdown in China’s crude stoking activity to hurt tonnage demand in the crude tanker shipping market in 2018

Crude tanker freight rates are expected to decline further in 2018 following a sharp decline in 2017, according to Drewry’s latest Tanker Forecaster.

Drewry announces appointment of new Senior Quantitative Economist

Drewry appoints Mario O. Moreno as Senior Quantitative Economist.


Port Technology Container Terminal Automation Conference

Neil Davidson to speak in the opening session discussing Drewry’s outlook for the sector.