Reefer Trends is the independent news and information provider for the specialist reefer and reefer logistics businesses. First published in 2003, it provides a number of reefer related services: the Reefer Trends weekly charter market brief is regarded as the benchmark publication for the reefer business - it tracks the charter market and the production and market trends that influence charter market movement.
The weekly publication has close to 200 paying subscriber companies from 34 countries worldwide. The list of subscribers includes all the major reefer shipping companies, the major charterers, reefer brokers, banana multi-nationals, the major banana exporters in Ecuador, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia, terminal operators in the US and Europe, the world's leading shipping banks and broking houses as well as trade associations and cargo interests on all continents. It is also circulated within the European Commission and the World Trade Organisation.
As well as the weekly report it provides a separate online daily news service, covering developments in the global fruit, banana and logistics industries. The daily news is e-mailed direct to the desktops of several thousand subscribers worldwide.
Reefer Trends has the world's largest and most comprehensive database of reefer vessels. It provides a monthly brief on S&P developments, vessel demolition and name changes.
Reefer Trends' consultancy clients include shipbuilding yards, banana majors, banks, brokers and equities analysts. Reefer Trends provides sector reports and forecasts for brokers and charterers and has been engaged as an expert witness to settle a chartering dispute.
Reefer Trends also provides regular comment and analysis for Fairplay magazine, Containerisation Intl magazine, Lloyds Shipping Economist and FruiTrop magazine.