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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MSI Foresight – Pricing Recovery: What will drive the next stage of the asset price cycle?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:09

With shipping asset prices having fallen through 2016 MSI takes a look at what drives second-hand prices in order to find out how long prices will continue to drop, and which sectors will be likely to benefit from the recovery.  Download here.

To Scrap, or not to scrap?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:06

Despite being inundated with technical challenges and opposition from owners, the implementation of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) on September 8, 2017 could provide the basis for a dry bulk market recovery. Read more . . . 

DOWNLOAD: Comparing and Contrasting the Outlook for Distressed Sectors

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:33

On the 12th October MSI director Niklas Carlen delivered his presentation entitled “Roads to Recovery: Comparing and Contrasting the Outlook for Distressed Sectors” to the delegates of the Athens Marine Money conference. Download the presentation here

VIDEO: Crude and product owners enjoy similar earnings

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 12:41

Maritime Strategies International senior analyst Tim Smith in a wide-ranging interview with Tanker Shipping & Trade editor, Edwin Lampert. Watch the video here.