New Fairplay Book Details 1990 World Shipping Statistics

Shipping industry professionals interested in statistics will welcome a new publication just issued by Fairplay Information Systems (FISYS).

Drawn from the extensive FISYS database, "World Shipping Statistics 1990" presents a detailed statistical analysis of world shipping industry, in a concise graphical format. The 174-page volume contains more than 300 graphs, completely updated to reflect changes in the marine industry since 1989.

The volume is divided into five sections: World Merchant Fleet, Newbuildings, Market Prices, Freight Rates and Port Traffic. The first chapter provides extensive country-by-country cross-tabulation of the current world shipping fleets by flag, owner's country or domicile, country of build and classification society. The Newbuildings section analyzes the current world shipping orderbook by vessel type, flag, owner's country of domicile and country of build. This section also provides graphs analyzing market shares for shipbuilding nations, yards and engine manufacturers.

In the Market Prices chapter, a series of graphs illustrate trends in newbuilding prices, second-hand prices and demolition prices, as well as tonnage scrapped, tonnage laidup and casualties. The Freight Rates section includes analysis of the Baltic Freight Index and GCBS Freight Rates, as well as bulk tanker and gas freight rates. The final chapter provides graphs showing port container and cargo throughput by country and region.

The cover price in the U.S. for "World Shipping Statistics 1990" is $78. Copies may be ordered from: Circle 117 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 69,  Sep 1990 Columbia University

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