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CONSULTING

When you need an external and unbiased view of the shipping industry to challenge or support strategic opportunities, our in-house experts are ready to help you and your business.

Our consulting team offers you a wide range of support in the form of bespoke data analysis, reports, commentary, workshops and presentations. This brings deep and invaluable insight into your business, helping you and your colleagues understand how current and future developments in the shipping industry will impact your company’s operations and generate revenue opportunities.

The consulting team is led by shipping industry expert Christopher Palsson.

COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITIES

 

As expansion and diversification become common strategies for organisations looking to survive in an increasingly volatile market, evaluating the potential return on investment of entering different shipping market segments has never been more critical. Our team can support your in-depth SWOT analysis, leaning on decades of experience to bring your business valuable guidance on market positioning and competitive advantage. Our expertise on fleet dynamics, economies of scale ship design, port development, plus much more, can help you set performance indicators for revenue opportunities and trigger points for risk assessment.

POLICY & REGULATION

 

Our decades of consulting experience across mainstream and niche maritime sectors, on both a global and localised scale, stands us apart from other consultants in the industry. You can have confidence in the consistency of our understanding of market dynamics, supporting your company or government-led organisation to set new regulation or react to policies you need to abide by. Our consulting offering includes analysis of seaborne trade and traffic trends on an international, regional or country-specific level, impact assessments of proposed environmental regulatory changes or new fee structures and assistance in creating policy support documents.


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Lloyd’s List Intelligence consultants are industry leaders in the future outlook of shipbuilding. We can offer analysis and consulting on the future of shipbuilding and size of the world fleet forecasted up to 20 years ahead. We also offer more bespoke consulting based on your criteria, such as ship size, engine power range, fuel type, ownership regions and the identification of specific future ship equipment needs.

“Lloyd’s List Intelligence Consulting is a valuable business partner when you are working with analysis of the shipping industry. They offer insight on both a high macro-economic level and in detail on different shipping segments as well as anything in between. We use their services on a daily basis and I give them my highest recommendations as a source of informative knowledge and qualified analysis of the shipping market.” Frederikke Munk Sørensen Senior Market Analyst, MAN Diesel & Turbo.

 

HOW SHIPBUILDING MARKET FORECAST CONSULTING HAS HELPED OUR CUSTOMERS

The customer designs and builds compressors for the marine industry. They required advice on which pumps to produce and wanted to know the types and sizes of vessels that will be in demand in the years to come to ensure their production would match market requirements. Lloyd’s List Intelligence Consulting now provide them with monthly reports and customized tables detailing historic, current and forecasted shipbuilding data that feeds into their internal systems, allowing them to foresee demand and meet the needs of their customer base.

Port authorities and terminal operators can gain a clear understanding of their growth potential through our analysis of cargo volumes on trade lanes, fleet numbers and capacity, ship dimensions and characteristics, traffic frequency and the costs of seaborne transport options.

“For our strategic planning, it is of upmost importance to keep track of global trends within a number of sectors. Lloyd’s List Intelligence Consulting has assisted us regularly in a professional and comprehensive way with market intelligence and business environment analysis that has provided us with crucial input to our business plans. We can recommend Lloyd’s List Intelligence Consulting to other companies in need of strategic market intelligence.” Magnus Kårestedt CEO, the Port of Gothenburg, The largest port in the Nordic region

HOW STRATEGIC PORT, CANAL & FAIRWAY PLANNING CONSULTING HAS HELPED OUR CUSTOMERS

We provided a port management team with support for their strategic planning process. We provided a series of inter-connected activities that assisted them in their decision-making process, including:

  • Analysis and forecast of the ship type, size categories and frequency of vessels visiting the port
  • Import and export analysis of cargo volumes nearby region and the specific port
  • Impact assessments scenarios, including the impact of no port infrastructure or dredging of the port and port approach to increasing depths. Factors considered included the costs to the shipper, lead times, time precision and dry port services.
  • Regular workshops with the leadership team of the port, where changes in the port’s business environment were analysed, discussed and possible measures reviewed.
 
The port was able to understand the future requirements of their port and how to develop to meet demand and improve efficiency

 

We can help you predict how the future fleet will be fueled, so you understand how to grow your business. By forecasting yearly removals (scrapped, converted, lost) and new ship deliveries up to the year 2035, we can give you the implications for:

  • Retrofits of scrubbers, LNG or other options on currently existing ships & on future ships
  • Installations of scrubbers, LNG or other options on new ships
  • Fuel options’ share of future fleet
  • Distribution of bunker fuel consumption by fuel

HOW BUNKER FUEL FORECAST CONSULTING HAS HELPED OUR CUSTOMERS

An energy company based in Europe needed strategic advice on the future of their refineries to understand how to long-term changes in bunker fuels would affect market demand. They required an assessment of the scope and mix of the future bunker fuel volumes of HFO, MGO/MDO and LNG over the next 20 years.

We presented the client with forecasts of how the future fleet structure would change in three different oil price scenarios. The consulting team paid particular attention to new ship investment and old ship removal behaviour, bunker fuel choice and ship sailing speed.

The energy company was better able to align their refinery investment plans to cover future market demand and meet the needs of their customers.

We bring you insight into how shipping activities are changing over time and which forces are driving these changes. We use ship density routeing analysis to identify your potential target markets and scope the size of potential ship repair facilities or the traffic profiles around pipeline/rig installations required for your due diligence, risk assessments and business growth.

We can also offer you our Emission Control Area (ECA) report that gives you a statistical view of changing trade patterns over the last two years and full details of each ship that has sailed in the two ECAs. Our consulting helps you identify new business opportunities as the shipping community switches fuels and installs new technology.

HOW SHIP ACTIVITY ANALYSIS CONSULTING HAS HELPED OUR CUSTOMERS

A ship design company needed to know how much time ships of different types and sizes spent sailing at different speeds within the emission control areas. This input was decisive for the optimal design of the ships’ hull, propulsion and manoeuvring systems.

We supplied the client with a detailed analysis of every ship individual within the client’s scope and assessed the total fleet that traded within the ECA over the course of the past year. The client’s scope was defined by a number of bespoke criteria, including, propulsion power, number of engines and the minimum time spent within the ECA.

The consulting allowed the ship design company to predict and prepare for the changing needs of shipbuilding design requirements as ECAs expand and new areas are implemented.

 

We provide consulting for the public sector and regulatory bodies who set maritime policy as well as businesses who need to adjust their operations to abide by these regulations. We can help you understand the impact of new or proposed regulations on your business and how to find opportunities within them.

“Representing Concordia Maritime, it is of course of utmost importance for us to have access to fully fledged macro and micro information, analysis and opinions of the world seaborne trade in general and tanker trade in particular. To have that accessibility first hand, is especially valuable, not only for us but for the shipping cluster to complete the wide range of international research analyst institutes. We can certainly recommend Lloyd’s List Intelligence Consulting to anyone that needs thorough economic analysis and a sparring partner for strategic shipping discussions. Concordia Maritime and Stena have been working with this team for as long time as they have existed (early 1990’s) and will continue to do so.” Kim Ullman CEO, Concordia Maritime Market positioning & competitive analysis

HOW MARITIME POLICY HAS HELPED OUR CUSTOMERS

We supported revision documents of a government’s or the EU’s general maritime policy. The subjects covered in these reports are descriptions and outlooks for; global economy and trade, seaborne trade composition and growth, world fleet composition and growth, fleet control by country of residence of owners & operators, by flags, development of competitive advantages, SWOT analysis of different parts of the maritime sector, plus strategic recommendations and conclusions.

In most cases, the national administrations have the data and knowledge to this internally, but it is the lack of time or staff that is the key here.

We offer:

  • Impact assessments of new or proposed regulations
  • Proposition and impact assessment of new fleet structures
  • Investigation of potential hindrances to the development of trade and seaborne traffic

 

We can help you evaluate shipping market segments to understand their potential for your business. This can include evaluating your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to guide your business expansion.

“One of the things I value most highly about Lloyd’s List Intelligence Consulting is their independence and objectivity. One of their particular skills lies in the analysis of ‘mega trends’, how the macro economic environment feeds into shipbuilding activity over time. This allows them to forecast more accurately and further into the future. You will find their approach rigorous and analytical, without any commercial bias.” Jakub Walenkiewicz M.sc Principal Market Analyst, Market Intelligence DNV GL

HOW MARKET POSITIONING & COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS HAS HELPED OUR CUSTOMERS

We have helped companies that have an interest to learn more about the attractiveness of different market segments and get an external view on either their own company’s or a competitor’s ability within the reviewed market segments. We have also helped financial institutes and banks keep track of their assets.


We use a proprietary evaluation template that builds on a comprehensive data input to reflect trade development, fleets and competitive factors. This approach is more market oriented than the management focused alternatives offered by the large international consulting firms.
For full details of our areas of expertise, case studies and how our consulting can help you, please click here to download the brochure.

To discuss how our consulting team can support your business objectives, please contact Rory Proud.

Rory Proud
+44 (0)207 551 9920
rory.proud@informa.com

Meet the team

Consultant

Christopher Pålsson

Consultant, Head of Lloyd’s List Intelligence Consulting

Sweden

Christopher Pålsson

Christopher specialises in

  • Maritime market fundamentals
  • Drivers for change
  • Shipping and shipbuilding market analyses
  • Fleet forecasting
  • Strategic advisory

+30 years experience

Analyst

Daryl Williamson

Analyst, Commercial Development Director

UK

Daryl Williamson

Daryl specialises in

  • AIS Vessel tracking
  • Business development
  • Minimising risk
  • Strategic advisory
  • Commercial information feeds

+28 years experience

Analyst

David Long

Analyst, Data Architecture Manager

UK

David Long

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How we've helped other businesses

MAN Diesel & Turbo

Lloyd’s List Intelligence Consultancy is a valuable business partner when you are working with analysis of the shipping industry. They offer insight on both a high macro-economic level and in detail on different shipping segments as well as anything in between. We use their services on a daily basis and I give them my highest recommendations as a source of informative knowledge and qualified analysis of the shipping market.

Frederikke Munk Sørensen Senior Market Analyst

DNV GL

One of the things I value most highly about Lloyd’s List Intelligence Consultancy is their independence and objectivity. One of their particular skills lies in the analysis of ‘mega trends’, how the macro economic environment feeds into shipbuilding activity over time. This allows them to forecast more accurately and further into the future. You will find their approach rigorous and analytical, without any commercial bias.

Jakub Walenkiewicz Principal Market Analyst, Market Intelligence

Concordia Maritime

Representing Concordia Maritime, it is of course of utmost importance for us to have access to fully fledged macro and micro information, analysis and opinions of the world seaborne trade in general and tanker trade in particular. To have that accessibility first hand, is especially valuable, not only for us but for the shipping cluster to complete the wide range of international research analyst institutes. We can certainly recommend Lloyd’s List Intelligence Consultancy to anyone that needs thorough economic analysis and a sparring partner for strategic shipping discussions. Concordia Maritime and Stena have been working with this team for as long time as they have existed (early 1990’s) and will continue to do so.

Kim Ullman CEO

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