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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DOWNLOAD: Marine Money Offshore Presentation

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 10:11

On the 1st June MSI’s Director of Consultancy James Frew delivered his presentation entitled “Which asset classes to invest in and when to do it” to the delegates of Marine Money Offshore in Oslo. Download the presentation here..

Offshore Drilling Market Not Turning Around Yet

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 09:40

Maritime Strategies International (MSI) predicts continued challenges for the offshore rig market over the next two years.

The consultant has compared the current market to the slump of the 1980s. Its data model suggests the rig market at present is in a worse state, due to under-use of the global fleet and the supply/demand balance. Read more > > >

Strong Dry Bulk Market May Not Persist in 2H

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:08

Although the recovery of bulk carrier earnings has fired sale and purchase activity, values and new orders, market faces an uncertain outlook for the balance of the year, according to research and consultancy firm Maritime Strategies International (MSI). 

MSI has forecast a positive short-term outlook for dry bulk freight rates but has cautioned on prospects in the second half of the year. Read more . . . 

Is surge in new alliances set to run out of steam?

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:23

The launch of THE Alliance and the Ocean Alliance is providing a test for the container charter market. The two new alliances went live on 1 April after helping to fuel a surprisingly strong rally in the charter market.

Rates for intermediate and large containerships have doubled since the start of the year as lines chased a diminishing supply of available tonnage to fill gaps in their new service schedules. Read more . . . (Subscription)