Shipping

Whether you’re from a shipping company, port operator, port authority, consultancy, financial institution, insurer or government, we show you how and where business risks are most concentrated and highlight investment opportunities waiting to be taken in global Shipping markets.

The Service


We monitor 185 countries, keeping you up-to-date with key developments including container, dry bulk and liquid bulk shipping, rate analysis, commodities trade, emerging market trade trends, ship building and trade partnerships.

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Daily Views

Actionable analysis across 185 global markets. Keep up-to-date with emerging trends, risks and opportunities affecting your organisation. From competitive intelligence to the latest rate analysis and trade trends, all analysis is available via the platform or as customisable daily email alerts.

Reports & Strategic Content

In-depth reports on 45 global markets. We combine macroeconomic forecasts with industry specific analysis to produce quarterly reports covering economic and political outlooks, 5 and 10-year industry forecasts, regulatory regimes, competitive landscapes and industry trends. Global company strategy reports cover major shipping firms including Maersk Line, CMA CGM, MSC, Evergreen and Hapag-Lloyd.

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Data & Forecasting

Compare and export data for 45 global markets. You can quickly and easily access 1.24m+ lines of data, with 5 or 10-year forecasts across developed, emerging and frontier markets. Our proprietary databases allow you to track historic and forecast growth for both total tonnage throughput and container throughput at 122 ports globally.

Analyst Access

Direct access to our Shipping analysts. Discuss key views and forecasts with the experts behind the analysis and gain insight on the key issues affecting your organisation.

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Unique Benefits


Connected coverage

Integration with our Oil & Gas, Mining, Country Risk, Agribusiness, Infrastructure and Automotive research teams means you benefit from cross-vertical views and analysis on key issues impacting the Shipping industry.

Track record

The Shipping team has a proven track record in monitoring industry developments and evolving business strategies, highlighting the most pertinent risks and opportunities in your chosen markets.

We cover 195 global markets, specialising in frontier and emerging markets

Who buys and why?


Decision makers from utilities companies, multinational corporations, banks, pension funds and insurance companies use our Shipping analysis to inform their strategic, investment or operational decisions.

Shipping firms use our company-level performance data and market-level forecasts to evaluate growth strategies in increasingly competitive environments.

Port operators turn to our market reports to help them identify new business opportunities and partners, especially in difficult to access countries.

Consultancies and sector specialists leverage our independence and expertise to further their views and advise clients and partners in the most informed way.

Government departments use our analysis to help shape policy and guide fully rounded decision making within a multi-sector and macro-strategy environment.

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