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Market Outlooks

Every quarter, our sector specialists predict future freight movements and industry developments, serving as the industry’s crystal balls. Our offerings include Annual Outlook, published at year-end and looking at the 12 months forward; What to Watch, published in spring and focused on medium-term trends; Mid-year Outlook, published in July and previewing the final six months of every year; Year-end Projection, a forecasting survey of analysts published in autumn on where spot markets will end for the year.


What to Watch

Latest From What to watch

Five Things to Watch: Dry Bulk

Talks of consolidation persist amid regulatory and demand worries
Dry Bulk Consolidation

What to watch: LPG shipping

The five things you need to know about LPG shipping in coming months

Tankers and Gas

What to watch: LNG shipping

A mid-year review of LNG shipping markets: Are things really getting better for owners and how long will uncertainty prevail?
Middle East and Africa Asia Pacific

What to watch: Product tankers

A mid-year review of product tanker markets: Excess tonnage could threaten long-awaited recovery

Tankers and Gas

What to watch: Crude tankers

As the shipping season moves into the summer, flashpoints in the tankers market include consolidation, asset prices, potential American cargoes and the threat of fleet growth

Tankers and Gas

Top five LNG trends

What to Watch: Spot vessel availability to fall amid more exports from Australia and US, but rates are yet to recover

Tankers and Gas LNG
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Annual Outlook

Latest From Annual Outlook

The good, the bad and the ugly

2016 was a good year for regulatory decision making — the next few will demonstrate how industry reacts to it

The Intelligence Regulation

Marginal respite for owners as world fleet continues to grow

Most sectors are bottoming out but recovery remains fragile and uncertainties remain, with most forecasts betting on stronger economic performances by the US and India and other emerging economies

Dry Bulk Containers

Healthy fundamentals point to a stronger year ahead for LNG shipping

Continued delivery of new tonnage can't put off the bulls who seem to be gaining the upper hand with new demand and supply sources, and more spot trades

Tankers and Gas LNG

Product tankers to face another tough year

Fleet growth expected to slow but will remain substantial, keeping bulls at bay

Tankers and Gas The Intelligence

Can very large gas carriers lift smaller segments in 2017?

Or will newbuildings drag on the freight market and erode precious gains

Tankers and Gas LNG

Outlook 2016: Testing times for the offshore support sector

Annual outlook: Utilisation and rates to be further pressured as oil price lingers low

Finance Offshore
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