Shipping Confidence Survey Report

Key shipping trends and forecasts

The shipping industry confidence has held steady since August 2022. This is lower than the historic highs seen in 2022 but perhaps not as far as might have been expected. This is the main finding of the latest edition of the Shipping Confidence Report based on a survey in February 2023.

The presentation below allows you to click through the main findings of the Shipping Confidence survey and our analysis at your own pace. On some slides, you are also able to select the data you want to focus on such regional data or a particular year.

We hope you find the report useful and easy to use.



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How does the Shipping Confidence report work?

The Shipping Confidence Report is based on the views of industry professionals across the main types of shipping business and from across the globe with a focus on Europe and Asia. As well as monitoring confidence, the report looks at the ‘intention to make a major investment’. The report also provides insight into market expectations and trends across tankers, dry bulk and container freight shipping.

The report also covers other important business issues for shipping such as the forecast for finance costs and the main drivers of business performance such as demand trends, competition and tonnage supply.

The impact of Brokers, Managers and Owners on these trends is analysed as are regional differences.

Each Report also looks at forecasts for some of the shipping industries key indicators such as the Baltic Dry Index, Brent Oil prices and overall World Seaborne trade.

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