Market Analysts

An integral part of the broking business with unique market intelligence and the largest collection of commercial shipping data, our team of market analysts provides a key service to both our brokers and clients.

In today's complex shipping markets, chartering strategy and capital investments require a detailed understanding of market fundamentals, trends, economics, financials and risk factors that comes from expert analysis.

Our market analysis team provides direct analytical support for the Group's commercial interests, covering the core international shipping markets of tankers, dry cargo, liquefied gases, specialised products and containers.

Bob Knight
COO

Working alongside the broking teams and based in Houston, London, Singapore and Shanghai our 21 multinational analysts are engaged in both detailed analysis and broad overviews across the various markets. The team sits within the various chartering and project teams but also supplies close support to the Sale and Purchase and Financial Services divisions with regards to capital investments.

In addition to regular internal briefing sessions with brokers, the team is involved in delivering more than 2000 client presentations each year. Presentations vary from generic to bespoke, and are mostly delivered to the client's key decision makers. The team is experienced in clarifying complex issues and scenarios to both experienced market players and new entrants. External clients include global shipowning companies, oil and energy corporations, commodity traders, power utilities, industrials, shipyards and financial institutions. 

The Analyst team's in-depth shipping market knowledge and understanding of changing dynamics is unrivalled. 

Market modelling is a key expertise providing mechanisms whereby trends in fleet sizes and structure may be projected in conjunction with utilisation, commodity demand, imports and exports.

Bob Knight
COO

Our analysts are well equipped to evaluate a large range of macroeconomic and trade data, vessel movements and efficiency factors that, when combined with Clarksons expert shipping data, allows for greater insight into where the markets are heading.

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  • SP: Hurricane Ophelia caused numerous delays to the short sea chems fleet, some owners contract voyages were cancelled as a result #Ophelia

  • TC: Firmer sentiment across the crude sector for up to 12 months t/c with enquiry on both East and West especially on the Aframaxes.

  • CTNR: Peak leg Transpacific box volumes rose by 11.9% y-o-y in Aug; in Jan-Aug 2017 box volumes on this route expanded by 8.7% y-o-y.

  • Deep Sea:Chinese crude imports at second highest ever monthly level in Sept. ,above 9m bpd again.Year-to-date imports up 12% on last year.

  • SP: Steady day in small Euro intermediate sector with little change noted.Tighter availability for larger intermediates - rates poss firming