Global Shipping Benchmarking Survey 2009

This benchmark survey is based on the financial performance of companies in different sub-sectors in the shipping industry: containers, tankers, dry bulk, off shore, ferries and miscellaneous (companies active in several sectors of the shipping industry). More than 100 companies have been included in the financial performance benchmark survey. Financial data have been derived from the financial statements from 2004 up to and including 2008.

The purpose of this survey has been to measure the financial performance of individual companies in sub-sectors, to compare the performance between sub-sectors and the overall shipping industry and to identify trends and developments.

This publication presents the average financial performance in each sub-sector. Individual companies can obtain tailor made benchmark presentations upon request. An individual report enables a shipping company to benchmark its own financial performance with other companies in its sub-sector on the basis of key performance indicators.