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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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)

Careers: MSI is looking for a LNG/LPG Shipping Market Analyst

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:51

Maritime Strategies International (MSI) Ltd is a dynamic and highly successful shipping consultancy. Currently in a period of rapid growth, we are now looking for a Liquefied Gas Market Analyst. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing new products and revitalising our existing gas shipping services. Read more . . .

Careers: MSI is looking for an Oil Tanker Analyst

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:30

Maritime Strategies International (MSI) Ltd is a 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 . . .