Structured shipping market research in Fearnleys was established already in 1960 when the company decided to hire a research manager to prepare world shipping information and statistics. Soon, these activities evolved into Fearnresearch as the department we know today.
At the core, our activity is not so much different today almost 60 years later. The search for information and factors impacting the market balance is still a core activity.
Today, Fearnresearch provide a steady flow of analyses and reports covering Dry bulk, Tanker, LPG, LNG, and Car carrier markets including specialized sub-segments of those markets. A key activity of the department is monitoring world seaborne trade focusing on estimating world shipping demand in transportation work. This activity started already in the early 1960s (long hand) and continues today based on satellite data, computers and algorithms.
We undertake market projections and design of: Short, medium and long term shipping strategies as well as forecasting of freight rates, vessel prices, newbuilding demand, and seaborne trade.
We maintain several thousand time-series covering price, value, freight rate, fleet, imports/exports, production/consumption data enabling us to provide the services requested by our clients and colleagues.
Alongside collecting and analysing industry relevant data, we believe our heritage and qualifications enable us to provide sound and timely advise on effects of regulative, technical, and financial issues as well.
In many cases one could say Fearnresearch manages the collective memory of Fearnleys and as such we are there to serve Fearnleys’ business clients as well as our colleagues home and abroad.