Most shipping business is cyclical. Good decisions depend on good timing, both in chartering decisions and decisions about the purchase or sale of ship assets.
This module gives insights into making better decisions in contexts where timing is everything: in/out; long/short; key turning points. These decisions relate to the chartering, purchase, sale or scrapping of ships, within specific shipping market segments.
For each major market there are two sets of issues: the supply side such as forecasting new-building orders and deliveries, estimating slow streaming and lay-ups including the expected future lay-ups, etc, and the demand side, focusing on forecasting specific demands in particular geographic areas, roles of particular economies such as China, India, the US, etc.