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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Capesize market faces New Year hangover

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:06

A rally in capesize rates looks set to be short-lived. Maritime Strategies International describes the current pick up in rates as “frothy”, suggesting that the bubble will burst by the turn of the year.

The warning came as owners saw spot earnings peak at $16,000 per day in November, the highest level since mid-2015. Read more… (SUBSCRIPTION) 

Crude tanker market weighs short-term impacts and long-term threats

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:27

MSI’s latest Tanker Freight Forecaster notes that October saw only the VLCC sector show any sizable movement, with spot earnings on TD3 increasing sharply to around $40,000 a day. Spot activity in other segments mostly moved sideways. Read more . . . 

Shipping market recovery faces multiple demand-supply challenges

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:55

Addressing the Hansa Forum in Hamburg, Germany this week, MSI Senior Analyst James Frew warned that the industry will continue to face multiple challenges to a sustained recovery despite positive demand fundamentals. Read more . . . 

MSI Statement

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:21

It has come to our attention that a company trading under the name of BotOptions (UK) PLC currently lists MSI Ltd as one of its partners and is providing investors with an MSI report which it states has been “especially prepared and paid for by BotOptions (UK) Plc.”

Read more: msi-official-statement