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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Mind the (funding) gap: Shadow Ratings with Volatility and Cyclicality

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:20

Earnings in the shipping sector are some of the most volatile time series in any financially traded market. While earnings volatility is one major factor, market cyclicality and asset value volatility also play an important role in evaluating market risk.

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DOWNLOAD: MSI’S Marine Money Presentation

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00

On the 22nd June MSI director Dr. Adam Kent delivered his presentation entitled “From the Weeds to the Trees – Where to look for Opportunities” to the delegates of Marine Money Week in New York. Download the presentation here.

MSI says Brexit vote will have impact on container shipping market

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:21

MSI’s analysis of the Brexit vote revealed that the downside risks for this market have been extended beyond this year and into next as the risk of recession grows at a time of short-term political and economic uncertainty.


MSI Foresight: The PCTC Midsize Crisis

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:21

Following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, MSI has run a preliminary scenario to look at the potential impact of weaker European growth on the Vehicle Carrier (PCTC) market, and to consider the wider implications of market oversupply.  For more detailed analysis please contact MSI.

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