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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Fourth Quarter Bounce for Dry Bulk

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:09

MSI’s latest Dry Bulk Freight Forecaster sees positive signs beyond the traditional summer lull in chartering activity for both the Capesize and Panamax sectors. However, the geared bulker segment will see slim opportunities with fundamentals weakened by strong vessel deliveries. Read more . . . 

Tanker market’s ‘new normal’ drives downbeat summer sentiment

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:48

MSI forecast challenging conditions across the tanker market with technical and structural factors impacting earnings. Read more . . . 

Drastic action required as China’s excess boxport capacity creeps towards 100m teu

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:11

MSI’s James Frew speaks with Splash 24/7 and discussed the tough choices China has to make when it comes to remedying its bloated ports scene. Read more . . . 

MSI Foresight:From the Weeds to the Trees – Where to look for Opportunities

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:02

MSI take a look down from the treetops, revealing some of the big picture dynamics currently impacting shipping, whilst also digging into the weeds turning up specific sectors and sizes where opportunities exist

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