Maritime Strategies International Ltd

From market analysis to investment decision support, Maritime Strategies International (MSI) offers high level, independent market forecasting and business advisory services for shipping and its allied industries.

For over 30 years, MSI has supported and developed integrated relationships with a diverse global client base of financial institutions, ship owners, shipyards, brokers, investors, insurers and equipment and service providers.

MSI's expertise covers the full range of shipping and offshore sectors from Tanker, Dry Bulk and Containerships to more specialist sectors such as Gas and Chemical tankers, PCTC and Cruise ships.

Clients are supported through a combination of sector reports, forecasting models and ship valuations.

MSI has extensive experience in strategic consultancy. MSI balances analytical power with service flexibility, offering a comprehensive support structure and a sound foundation on which to build investment strategies and monitor exposure to market risks and compliance requirements under various scenarios.


MSI Forecast Marine eValuator (FMV) is an online service providing future values and cash flows for individual ships. Users can download vessel-specific data covering five years of history and 15 years of forecasts.

Please click here to register as a new user. Registration is free; running vessel forecasts will require payment. Please see our current FMV price list.

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Reports & Models

Our reports and models provide the ideal framework for clients to assess market dynamics and risks. Whether from a compliance, monitoring or investment perspective, MSI can provide the right combination of data and interpretation.

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Consulting assignments are client-specific, and conducted on a confidential basis. These assignments are diverse in nature but are typically undertaken to assist clients assess particular opportunities or to help develop strategic investment plans.

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Port Stocks and Politics to Determine Dry Bulk Fortunes

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:19

Although the bulk carrier markets began 2017 in reasonably robust form, Maritime Strategies International has forecast weak forward prospects for the dry bulk sector due to a combination of volatile trade conditions and political policy. Read more . . .

Car carriers add capacity as trade outlook worsens

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:58

With seaborne volumes into the US market expected to slow due to new auto plants in the US and Mexico that ship overland, the push to boost US manufacturing and the potential for tariffs on imported goods threatens overseas imports more. MSI’s Niklas Carlen gives Tradewinds his opinion on the car carrier market. Read more . . .

CAREERS: MSI is looking for Key Account Managers

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:39

Maritime Strategies International (MSI) Ltd is a small,  dynamic and highly successful shipping consultancy business. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with proven experience in key account management, strategic marketing or business development within the financial services and/or shipping industry. Read more . . .

The case of the phantom orderbook and other shipyard conundrums

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 10:58

The shipyard capacity conundrum is one which is facing all ship sectors and had multiple facets. How accurate is the orderbook? What will future shipbuilding look like? when will it make sense to order newbuildings and can yards survive until then?  Read more . . .