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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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  • Annual report tables, charts and graphs provided in MS Excel format


VLGC asset values to fall in sync with freight outlook

VLGC asset values to fall in sync with freight outlook
Given the weak freight rate outlook for LPG shipping over the next twelve months, Drewry believes there is more downside risk to VLGC second-hand values, according to its latest LPG Forecaster.

Increasing long-haul crude trade insufficient to support tanker shipping rates

Rising long haul crude exports from the US and Nigeria will not be sufficient to increase tanker shipping rates, given lower anticipated Middle East output and surging tonnage supply, according to the Drewry’s latest Tanker Forecaster.

Spectre of oversupply haunts chemical shipping

The shipping fleet trading in chemical and vegoil markets is expected to accelerate at a much faster pace than demand, weakening earning prospects, according to Drewry’s latest Chemical Forecaster.

Firm demand will continue to support dry bulk shipping

Drewry expects dry bulk shipping charter rates will continue to recover, with firm demand and controlled fleet growth, according to its latest Dry Bulk Forecaster.


Argus Petrochemical Asia 2017

Drewry will present the outlook for China domestic and imports of methanol shipping market.

Black Sea Container Summit

Drewry will present its outlook on the state of container transport in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

South Carolina International Trade Conference

Drewry will present its outlook for the global container shipping industry.