• Shipping Confidence Survey Report

    Key shipping trends and forecasts


Shipping Confidence Survey

12 October 2021

Confidence in shipping has reached a historic high with all types of business and regions contributing to global rise, this is the key finding of the latest Shipping Confidence report.

The headline numbers reflect a widespread and complete return of confidence. Intention to make a major investment and other key indicators are all pointing to a brightening picture. This is true across all types of shipping companies and in Asia and Europe as you will discover when reading the complete report.

This edition also reveals the respondents’ expectations of the Baltic Dry Index over the next year, another key clue to the outlook for shipping in the medium term.

The bright outlook for shipping is good news. It should help the industry start to tackle the other big issues it faces such as climate change and regulation.

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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.

How can I take part in the Shipping Confidence Report?

If you would like to contribute to the Report, please complete the contact form below and we will be in touch. We always welcome the views of industry insiders who are able to share their experiences and expectations of the industry.

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