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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The Containership bounce back: what could possibly go wrong?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:45

The mood is buoyant in the containership sector but is the market ignoring the sleeping giant, asks James Frew, senior analyst at Maritime Strategies International.

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Why a coming trough may not be bad news for tankers

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:38

THE bears are coming to the crude tanker markets. But optimists can rightly claim that they are tamer than before, and that they may not stay long.

“We do expect some uplift to kick in in the spot market towards the end of second quarter as refinery maintenance programmes abate,” an MSI research note said.

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MSI: China could join bulker bandwagon

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:34

MSI Analyst sees a modest recovery in dry bulk newbuildings this year, partly driven by a squeeze in differential between secondhand asset values and newbuilding prices, and cautions that an increase in finance from sources such as China could provide upside risk for contracting. Read more . . . (Subscription)

Cracks Appear in Lines’ Growth Assumptions

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:49

The industry got off to a good start this year but oversupply with the pending delivery of a wave of newbuildings remains a problem, according to shipbroking and sector analysts, who question whether demand will be as strong as lines are hoping. Read more . . . (Subscription)