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Susan Oatway

Susan Oatway

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Tim Power

Tim Power

Managing Director and Head of Maritime Advisors

Latest opinion: 06 Nov 2018

Could owner consolidation help correct tonnage oversupply in the multipurpose shipping sector?
Recent talk of mergers and acquisitions in the multipurpose vessel segment has been cited as a potential cure to the sector’s overcapacity ills. But evidence to date suggests that the key beneficiaries are likely to be the acquiring companies themselves rather than the industry as a whole.

09 Oct 2018: Prospects for the multipurpose shipping sector are improving
Surging growth in renewable energy generation around the world and a construction boom in South East Asia that is expected to run for the next 10 years bode well for the once ailing multipurpose shipping fleet.

03 May 2018: Slow recovery for multipurpose sector
With its mix of project cargo, breakbulk, general cargo and minor bulk, the multipurpose sector is one of the trickiest to follow, but Drewry’s close study of this market suggests an improvement is on the way.


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

Car carriers on the up despite rising uncertainty

Car carrier shipping is expected to continue its recovery from the trough of 2016, supported by improving utilisation, according to the Drewry’s Finished Vehicle Shipping Annual Review and Forecast report.

Reefer container trade expansion to support freight rates

Despite moderating perishable seaborne trade growth, continued modal shift will sustain expansion in the containerised reefer trade and so support freight rate development, according to Drewry’s latest Reefer Shipping Annual Review and Forecast 2018/19 report.
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 Annual Review and Forecast 2018/19

Reefer Shipping Annual Review and Forecast 2018/19


Annual Review and Forecast · Latest release 07 Aug 2018


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 2018/19, including bi-lateral trade analyses and access to all data tables and charts in Excel.

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Multipurpose Forecaster (Annual Subscription)

Multipurpose Forecaster (Annual Subscription)


Quarterly Forecaster · Latest release 27 Sep 2018


Written by one of the sector’s leading experts our Multipurpose 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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