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Susan Oatway

Susan Oatway

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Tim Power

Tim Power

Managing Director and Head of Maritime Advisors

Specialised shipping

The specialised shipping sector covers a variety of different niche segments that remain critical to the conduct of world trade.

These include:
  • Multipurpose shipping, incorporating both Breakbulk and Heavylift (or project) shipping
  • Reefer shipping, involving the movement of refrigerated cargo
  • Car Carrier shipping, involving the movement of autos (including PCTC)
  • Ferry & Cruise shipping, involving the movement of passenger traffic
  • Offshore, involving the support of the offshore oil and gas industry or special project work
Each of these sectors is characterised by very different dynamics and characteristics, requiring highly specialised understanding of these niche trades.

As a trusted, independent voice in the market, our team of specialists are regularly asked to present their research findings into market trends and future predictions for multipurpose and reefer sectors at leading industry conferences around the world.

In addition to detailed market analysis and rigorous forecasting we offer market leading analysis of the trade affecting the principle vessel categories as well as appraisal of shipping finances, including pricing, operating costs and investment returns. We challenge conventional wisdom through our deep understanding of the trade dynamics driving demand for different vessel types in all corners of the world.

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Key Contacts

Susan Oatway

Susan Oatway

Associate
Tim Power

Tim Power

Managing Director and Head of Maritime Advisors

Key Contacts

Susan Oatway

Susan Oatway

Associate
Tim Power

Tim Power

Managing Director and Head of Maritime Advisors

Related News

Little reprieve for multipurpose shipping until 2018

Recent times have been difficult for the multipurpose and project carrier sectors. The sectors remain weak, with little suggestion that volumes will improve significantly until the end of 2017, according to Drewry’s latest Multipurpose Shipping Annual.

Light at the end of the tunnel distant for multipurpose shipping

The demand outlook for the multipurpose fleet has not improved since the first quarter of 2016. The breakbulk and project cargo sector remain weak, with little suggestion that volumes will improve significantly until the end of 2017, according to the latest Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecaster.
Advisory support across the specialised shipping sectors

Advisory support across the specialised shipping sectors

We offer specialist advisory services to support operational, planning, strategic and investment needs in the multipurpose, offshore, PCTC, car carrier, ferry and cruise liner sectors. As well as operational and technical due diligence services we also conduct bespoke market analysis, financial modelling and feasibility studies to support the commercial and strategic objectives of owners and operators, investors and other stakeholder with interests in these highly specialised areas of the

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Reefer Shipping Market Annual Review and Forecast 2016/17

Reefer Shipping Market Annual Review and Forecast 2016/17


Annual Review and Forecast · Latest release 02 Sep 2016


Reefer Shipping Market Review & Forecast is one of our flagship annual reports, providing a complete review of this highly specialised sector whilst also presenting detailed forecasts. New and improved for 2016/17, including bi-lateral trade analyses and access to all data tables and charts in Excel.

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Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecaster (Annual Subscription)

Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecaster (Annual Subscription)


Quarterly Forecaster · Latest release 01 Sep 2016


Written by one of the sector’s leading experts our Multipurpose Shipping Market Review & Forecaster provides an unparalleled depth of market analysis. This subscription package comprise the annual market review together with quarterly sector updates.

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