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Reefer Shipping Annual Report and Forecast


11 Aug 2020: Growth in seaborne perishable cargo slowed in 2019 but is forecast to better weather the COVID-19 induced economic storm than the dry cargo trade given the broader resilience of the food supply chain, according to Drewry’s latest Reefer Shipping Annual Review and Forecast.

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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: 07 Apr 2020

Multipurpose & heavylift shipping to stagnate on coronavirus impacts
Drewry’s latest forecast for multipurpose and heavylift (MPV/HL) shipping confirms that if the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is contained by 4Q20, the expected demand growth for breakbulk and project cargo will stay positive but remain very weak.

04 Mar 2020: Coronavirus to cut multipurpose cargo demand growth prospects
Initial analysis by Drewry suggests that the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak will lead to weaker than expected full-year cargo demand growth for multipurpose and heavlift (MPV/HL) vessels, as any anticipated recovery will not be sufficient to offset contractions of the first part of the year.

14 Jan 2020: Multipurpose shipping earnings to recover 6% in 2020
The outlook for multipurpose shipping, comprising both breakbulk and heavylift vessels, is brightening despite rising geopolitical risk and economic uncertainty. Drewry forecasts that average earnings will rise 6% in 2020, and despite a mild correction in 2021 will continue to improve over the longer term on stronger cargo demand relative to capacity.


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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Growth in seaborne perishable cargo slowed in 2019 but is forecast to better weather the COVID-19 induced economic storm than the dry cargo trade given the broader resilience of the food supply chain, according to Drewry’s latest Reefer Shipping Annual Review and Forecast.

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