Our highly respected research department produces a range of premium publications including the Monthly Shipping Review, World Oil Tanker Trends and the Dry Bulk Forecaster. We pride ourselves on the quality of the data and the depth of the market analysis, and our publications and presentations are constantly in demand across the industry. One of the team’s strengths is the scope of its trade data in both dry cargoes and oil, built up over a number of years. Simpson Spence Young is also a primary source of freight market assessments. Data is compiled through customs and official statistics, direct market information, and in co-operation with other information providers. Our dedicated team of market analysts is involved in commodity demand and trade forecasting, earnings forecasting, investment appraisals and the identification of optimal chartering strategies. A significant part of our Research Department’s work is in bespoke reports and consultancy. Our expert researchers are regular speakers at global commodity and shipping conferences.