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

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

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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  • FFA: Torrid week for iron ore with TSI 62% coming off 11.3%. Mkt seems stabilised today w strong buying interest seen across front of curve

  • MR: Increased TC interest from charterers for short t/c out of AG on the back of the firmer spot market.

  • SP: Veg oil ex-Black Sea has dropped slightly this week, whilst we see a smidgen of interest from South America to India. Rates remain flat.

  • SP: Extremely tight tonnage situation ex-ME Gulf on the westbound route with a spike in rates amidst a flurry of fresh cargo enquiry

  • U.S.OILSTOCKS: #USG crude and clean petroleum products #exports slowly recovering to pre hurricane levels