Lloyd’s Register–Fairplay recently introduced a new monthly research report providing analysis and forecasts of the world shipbuilding market. The Shipbuilding Market Forecast provides detailed analysis of the current order book, world fleet summary and newbuilding forecasts for the next five years. Each monthly report focuses on a specific market sector, and includes in-depth analysis of market conditions, capacity and newbuilding requirements. Also included in each issue are comments on the political, social and cultural developments affecting seaborne trade and a review of the total shipbuilding market.
The report is intended to assist marine equipment suppliers and manufacturers, shipbuilders, insurance and P&I companies, classification societies, ship brokers, charterers, shipowners, national and regional government bodies and others with a vested interest in monitoring and forecasting shipbuilding developments. The first issue was published in May, and covered unitized and dry-cargo vessels. The June issue examined the ro-ro, ferry and cruise ship markets. The July issue will focus on the markets for offshore, barges, fishing, tug and miscellaneous vessels.