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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Opaque offshore vessel valuations a big hurdle to restructuring work

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:29

A lack of transparency in ship values is a main cause of disagreement in the raft of restructurings among offshore shipowners.

But lenders are also facing the prospect of recovering only about 70% of loans, according to analysts at MSI. Read more . . .(SUBSCRIPTION)

CAREERS: MSI is looking for a shipping market analyst.

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:19

Maritime Strategies International (MSI) Ltd is a dynamic and highly successful shipping consultancy business. Currently in a period of rapid growth, we are now looking for a Shipping Market Analyst specialising in ‘wet’ commodity trade – oil and gas tanker shipping to join our team. Job Specification

MSI: Dry bulk mini-boom over

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:01

Splash 247 readers have dry bulk pegged as the most improved sector in 2017, the second best performer, just pipped by LNG carriers, in an ongoing poll. Unfortunately, analysts at the Maritime Strategies International are far less optimistic when it comes to dry bulk.

The dry bulk market’s strong end to 2016 is unlikely to last long into 2017, MSI claims in a recent report. Read more . . .

For liner operators, light at the end of a tunnel, for owners, just another train

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:26

In its latest quarterly Container Market Report MSI concludes that the actions taken by liner companies, both in terms of consolidating service provision and also redelivering chartered tonnage, mean that the worst of the downturn is over for the globally competitive operators. Read more . . .