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Global Dry Bulk Shipping Industry: An Analysis

Despite economic recession, the fundamentals of the dry bulk industry remain attractive with demand for dry bulk commodities continue to be positive.

The primary driver for the dry bulk shipping industry continues to be sustained demand in East Asia led by strong demand for commodities in China and increasingly India.

China's infrastructure building programs as per its 11th Five Year Plan will continue to drive demand for steel and that in turn will stimulate demand for iron ore and coal. Driven by infrastructure spending by the government, over time, China has become the epicenter of dry bulk demand.

With China's import of 2 billion tonnes of iron-ore, coal and grain in the year 2007 and its steel production increasing by 16.5% in the same year, the global dry bulk industry is expected to continue its growth momentum, albeit at a slower rate in the next few years.

Further with high growth of Indian economy and scarcity of its natural resources, India is likely to continue its demand for dry bulk commodities.

The demand for two commodities - coal and iron ore will drive the dry bulk industry in the near future. As the demand for steel is growing, especially in the Asian countries, iron ore is expected to see the highest growth among the dry bulk commodities. Further, coal is also likely to be much-in-demand commodity with new power plants being installed in the Asian countries.

The report analyzes the global seaborne dry bulk industry with a focus on major commodities like iron ore, coal and grain. It assesses the factors that are influencing the demand and supply of dry bulk vessels. Further, the major growth drivers that will have an impact on the future growth of the dry bulk industry have been analyzed in the report. The competitive landscape of the dry bulk shipping industry has been presented in the report with a focus on six leading carriers including DryShips, Diana Shipping, Excel Maritime, Navios Maritime, Genco Shipping and Eagle Bulk.

1. Dry Bulk Shipping: Industry Structure

1.1 Industry Definition 1.2 Categories of Dry Bulk Carrier Fleet

2. Dry Bulk Shipping: Market Analysis

2.1 Market Size and Growth 2.2 Freight Rates and Baltic Dry Index

3. Dry Bulk Seaborne Trade: Major Commodities

3.1 Coal 3.2 Iron Ore 3.3 Grain 3.4 Minor Bulks

4. Demand and Supply of Dry Bulk Vessels

4.1 Dry Bulk: Supply - Demand Imbalance 4.2 Factors influencing supply and demand of vessels 4.3 Dry Bulk vessel capacity 4.4 Charter hire rates

5. Growth Drivers

5.1 Robust Expansion of Emerging Countries 5.2 Asia - a major demand driver 5.3 China's infrastructure expansion 5.4 India's economic growth

6. Competitive Landscape 6.1 Fleet ownership 6.2 Consolidation opportunities 6.3 Leading Dry Bulk Carriers: Comparative Analysis

7. Company Analysis

7.1 DryShips 7.1.1 Company Description 7.1.2 Fleet Size 7.1.3 Major Customers

7.2 Diana Shipping 7.2.1 Company Description 7.2.2 Fleet Size 7.2.3 Major Customers

7.3 Excel Maritime 7.3.1 Company Description 7.3.2 Fleet Size 7.3.3 Major Customers

7.4 Navios Maritime 7.4.1 Company Description 7.4.2 Fleet Size 7.4.3 Major Customers

7.5 Genco Shipping 7.5.1 Company Description 7.5.2 Fleet Size 7.5.3 Major Customers

7.6 Eagle Bulk 7.6.1 Company Description 7.6.2 Fleet Size 7.6.3 Major Customers

8. Industry Outlook

Tables and Figures

Major World Seaborne Trade Categories: 2007 World Dry Bulk Seaborne Trade Volume: 2003 - 2007 World Dry Bulk Seaborne Trade Volume Growth: 2003 - 2007 Baltic Dry Index Movement: 2007 versus 2008 World Seaborne Dry Bulk Trade of Major Commodities: 2003-2007 World Seaborne Dry Bulk Trade- Share of Major Commodities: 2007 Global Seaborne Coal (Thermal & Coking) Trade: 1996-2006 Global Steel production: 2001 - 2007 Exports of wheat from US to major countries: 2008 Breakdown of seaborne minor bulk trade: 2007 Global dry bulk shipping: Supply and demand growth: 2001-2007 Global dry bulk fleet by vessel type: 2007 Time charter rates by vessel type GDP growth: Emerging and advanced economies: 2000-2010 Dry bulk - Regional breakdown of imports: 2007 China's planned infrastructure investment - 11th Five year plan China's iron ore imports: 2005 - 2010 India's dry bulk trade by vessels: 2005 - 2007 Fleet ownership: Percentage share of vessels Ownership of shipping capacity by vessel type Leading dry ship carriers - Market Capitalization Leading dry ship carriers - Earnings (2007) Leading dry ship carriers - Ownership Stakes Leading dry ship carriers - Weighted average fleet age Global Seaborne Dry Bulk Trade Forecast: 2008-2009 World Dry Bulk Trade of Major Commodities - Forecast: 2008-2009

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