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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


Chainalytics and Drewry partner to create Ocean Buying Group for small and medium sized shippers

Chainalytics and Drewry partner to create Ocean Buying Group for small and medium sized shippers
Chainalytics and Drewry announce the launch of Ocean Buying Group addressing the ocean freight procurement needs of small and
medium sized shippers.

Maritime Financial Model Portfolio Report - March 2018 - now available

Our model portfolio gained 2.8% between November 2017 and February 2018, outperforming its sector-specific benchmark – Bloomberg’s BI SHIP (down 4.5%)

Better days ahead for VLGC shipowners

A slowdown in fleet growth should begin the recovery cycle from the second half of 2018, according to Drewry’s latest LPG Forecaster.

Depressed outlook for long-haul routes in chemical shipping market

Chemical shipping freight rates will weaken through 2018 due to the depressed outlook on overtonnaged long haul routes, according to Drewry’s latest Chemical Forecaster.


Intermodal Asia 2018

Tim Power to attend as a keynote speaker at the opening forum ’Overview of the Container Shipping Market’.

Project Cargo Summit

Susan Oatway to discuss the heavy lift and MPV shipping markets.