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Multipurpose Shipping


4 July 2019: Multipurpose bleak outlook: We have downgraded our outlook for the sector - which includes both breakbulk and project cargo vessel types - in light of weaker projected global economic growth.

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Susan Oatway

Susan Oatway

Senior Analyst, Multipurpose & Breakbulk Shipping
Tim Power

Tim Power

Managing Director and Head of Maritime Advisors

Latest opinion: 4 Jul 2019

Multipurpose shipping outlook bleaker, but growth still expected
Drewry has downgraded its outlook for multipurpose shipping, which includes both breakbulk and project cargo vessel types, in light of weaker projected global economic growth, greater competition from dry bulk and container sectors, as well as slower ship demolitions.

15 Apr 2019: Heavylift shipping outlook clouded by slowing world trade
The multipurpose and heavylift shipping sector will see strengthening rates through 2019 fuelled by rising project cargo traffic, but prospects thereafter are muted by an anticipated slowdown in world trade.

11 Mar 2019: Localisation and rationalisation to boost car carrier shipping volumes
As mature auto markets peak and OEMs ramp up new technology investment, car carrier shipping volumes are likely to benefit.


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.

Key Contacts

Susan Oatway

Susan Oatway

Senior Analyst, Multipurpose & Breakbulk Shipping
Tim Power

Tim Power

Managing Director and Head of Maritime Advisors

Key Contacts

Susan Oatway

Susan Oatway

Senior Analyst, Multipurpose & Breakbulk Shipping
Tim Power

Tim Power

Managing Director and Head of Maritime Advisors

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Slow car carrier recovery to trigger more distressed asset sales

Car carrier shipping is expected to continue its slow recovery, supported by improving utilisation and minimal vessel ordering, according to Drewry’s latest Finished Vehicle Shipping Annual Review and Forecast.

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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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