Hamburg, 12/01/2022

THE MARKET SENTIMENT INDEX (MSI)

The Market Sentiment Index is a leading indicator index of activity in the MPP industry. It averages the res­pon­ses from an anonymous group of multipurpose vessel owner and operators to a set of breakbulk shipping-related questions. A reading of 50 is neu­tral, indicating a static market; scores below 50 show pessimism or wariness, and a score above 50 indicates optimism.

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MSI 3rd EDITION – Q4 2021

THE 3rd EDITION is the first without any scoring cap. Respondents have scored freely based on the activity and decisions they face in their markets and trade lanes. The headline MSI (an aggregate of all scores to all questions) has risen 5.4 points or 9.4% over the previous period lifted principally by respondents strong short term outlook which has risen 13.5% from the previous edition in June.

This sharp rise is underscored by Carriers comments which continue to focus on the effects the container disruption is having in the MPP sector. Congestion, low productivity, covid, bad weather and power shortages are all factors that are combining to shorten supply and draw in some MPP operators seeking to take advantage of the higher returns on offer.

However there is a sense of change in the air. Following an intense period of activity and quickly improving trading conditions some respondents are beginning to ask whether the speed of recent gains can be sustained going into 2022 noting that the container market will eventually be restored to some semblance of normality and MPP operators currently trading in the sector will return tonnage to more traditional trades.

The Market Sentiment Index is a leading indicator index of activity in the MPP industry. It averages the responses from an anonymous group of multipurpose vessel owner and operators to a set of breakbulk shipping-related questions. A reading of 50 is neutral, indicating a static market; scores below 50 show pessimism or wariness, and a score above 50 indicates optimism

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MSI 3rd EDITION – Q4 2021

THE 3rd EDITION is the first without any scoring cap. Respondents have scored freely based on the activity and decisions they face in their markets and trade lanes.
The headline MSI (an aggregate of all scores to all questions) has risen 5.4 points or 9.4% over the previous period lifted principally by respondents strong short term outlook which has risen 13.5% from the previous edition in June.

This sharp rise is underscored by Carriers comments which continue to focus on the effects the container disruption is having in the MPP sector. Congestion, low productivity, covid, bad weather and power shortages are all factors that are combining to shorten supply and draw in some MPP operators seeking to take advantage of the higher returns on offer.

However there is a sense of change in the air. Following an intense period of activity and quickly improving trading conditions some respondents are beginning to ask whether the speed of recent gains can be sustained going into 2022 noting that the container market will eventually be restored to some semblance of normality and MPP operators currently trading in the sector will return tonnage to more traditional trades.

MSI 3rd EDITION – Q4 2021

THE 3rd EDITION is the first without any scoring cap. Respondents have scored freely based on the activity and decisions they face in their markets and trade lanes.
The headline MSI (an aggregate of all scores to all questions) has risen 5.4 points or 9.4% over the previous period lifted principally by respondents strong short term outlook which has risen 13.5% from the previous edition in June.

This sharp rise is underscored by Carriers comments which continue to focus on the effects the container disruption is having in the MPP sector. Congestion, low productivity, covid, bad weather and power shortages are all factors that are combining to shorten supply and draw in some MPP operators seeking to take advantage of the higher returns on offer.

However there is a sense of change in the air. Following an intense period of activity and quickly improving trading conditions some respondents are beginning to ask whether the speed of recent gains can be sustained going into 2022 noting that the container market will eventually be restored to some semblance of normality and MPP operators currently trading in the sector will return tonnage to more traditional trades.

The Market Sentiment Index is a leading indicator index of activity in the MPP industry. It averages the responses from an anonymous group of multipurpose vessel owner and operators to a set of breakbulk shipping-related questions. A reading of 50 is neutral, indicating a static market; scores below 50 show pessimism or wariness, and a score above 50 indicates optimism

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