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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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  • Market-leading report, unrivalled depth of analysis and sector insight
  • 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


Drewry Maritime Financial Insight October 2017 - now available

Drewry Maritime Financial Insight October 2017 - now available
Summary: Dry bulk market on strong footing, while tanker/gas shipping rates up on seasonal demand.

Cautious optimism remains the name of the game for multipurpose shipping

Recovering demand for multipurpose shipping combined with improved market conditions for competing sectors, will result in rising market share for the multipurpose fleet, according to Drewry’s latest Multipurpose Shipping Forecaster.

Container lines speed up their assault on reefer cargo

Container shipping lines are increasing their share of the seaborne reefer market, and are forecast to accelerate their assault over the coming years, according to Drewry’s latest Reefer Shipping Market Review and Forecast.

Drewry launches Reefer Benchmarking Club to bring transparency to prevailing reefer contract freight rates

Drewry has launched a new, dedicated Reefer Benchmarking Club to meet the growing concerns of shippers about rising freight rates and reduced service levels at a time of carrier consolidation.


TOC Americas

Drewry will present its outlook for the container shipping industry.

Breakbulk Americas

Come and see Drewry presenting our outlook on the heavy-lift and multipurpose shipping market at BreakBulk Americas.

21st HR & Crew Management Conference

Drewry to present on seafarer trends, outlook and costs.