Outlook 2018

Shipping confronts a complex market puzzle in 2018. Each sector features its own unique headwinds and tailwinds, while every sector faces a shifting landscape of new technologies, regulations, financing options, and geopolitical wildcards. Shipowners and operators cannot predict the future, but they can endeavour to understand what might happen in the year ahead and prepare to react. The Fairplay team has provided a comprehensive look at the issues, trends, and uncertainties facing each shipping sector and the potential consequences for the bottom line, offering industry stakeholders a guide to decision-making in 2018.

News & Analysis

 Alfa Laval’s new PureSOx scrubber being installed
02 Jan 2018
Regulatory compliance will be a central cost variable for shipowners in 2018.
Piccollan MSC gate
22 Dec 2017
Fundamentals are on the mend but could reverse if more mega ships are ordered in 2018.
22 Dec 2017
Significant developments in vessel technologies, service patterns, and operating efficiencies are in motion.