Susan Oatway

Senior Analyst, Multipurpose & Breakbulk Shipping Drewry

Susan Oatway joined Drewry Shipping Consultants in 1997 after spending eight years in senior planning and commercial roles with P&O Bulk Shipping.  With Drewry she has extensive experience of working for customers in the shipping and maritime fields, including shipping companies, financial institutions and other institutional clients or advisors.  This work covers a wide spectrum including market studies, valuations and strategic planning.  She is the Editor of Drewry’s Multipurpose Shipping Forecaster Report and also contributes to Drewry’s Reefer Shipping Report. She provides advice to other team members on all aspects of dry bulk shipping.  Susan holds a BSc in Combined Sciences and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. She was the first female International Chairman at the ICS from 2019 to 2021 (first woman to hold this position in over 100 years) and regularly lectures on Dry Cargo Chartering to students wishing to take the Institute’s qualifying exams.


Event Programme Sessions

The MPV Fleet: Examining the Potential Shortfall

With increasing uncertainty around capacity and the lack of new builds on order in the MPV sector, many are projecting a short fall in the near future. This session will examine the drivers around capacity issues and give some insight into what we can expect in the future in terms of MPV capacity and availability.

Wednesday 18 May 11:50 - 12:10 Room 1

Add to calendar 05/18/2022 11:50 05/18/2022 12:10 The MPV Fleet: Examining the Potential Shortfall With increasing uncertainty around capacity and the lack of new builds on order in the MPV sector, many are projecting a short fall in the near future. This session will examine the drivers around capacity issues and give some insight into what we can expect in the future in terms of MPV capacity and availability. Breakbulk Main Stage, Hall 2

Managing Rates and Capacity: What is ‘Normal’?

Following directly on from Susan’s presentation on the status of the fleet, this panel will bring together key experts to discuss the outlook and impact of the current freight rates on the business and the supply chain. Rates have been extraordinarily high for well over a year at this point, with mixed view as to when they return to “normal”. In this session we will compare the market of 2008 to the market of 2022 and examine the similarities and differences. This session will look at when our experts expect things to change, what bookings look like in the next 3-5 years, further discuss the new normal, and how to successfully navigate the current situation. 

Wednesday 18 May 12:10 - 12:50 Room 1

Add to calendar 05/18/2022 12:10 05/18/2022 12:50 Managing Rates and Capacity: What is ‘Normal’? Following directly on from Susan’s presentation on the status of the fleet, this panel will bring together key experts to discuss the outlook and impact of the current freight rates on the business and the supply chain. Rates have been extraordinarily high for well over a year at this point, with mixed view as to when they return to “normal”. In this session we will compare the market of 2008 to the market of 2022 and examine the similarities and differences. This session will look at when our experts expect things to change, what bookings look like in the next 3-5 years, further discuss the new normal, and how to successfully navigate the current situation.  Breakbulk Main Stage, Hall 2

Meet the Speaker - Managing Rates and Capacity: What is ‘Normal’?

Following the session on the main stage. Global Shipper Members have the opportunity to meet the speakers in the BGSN Lounge. Drinks and Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday 18 May 13:00 - 13:30 Room 1

Add to calendar 05/18/2022 13:00 05/18/2022 13:30 Meet the Speaker - Managing Rates and Capacity: What is ‘Normal’?

Following the session on the main stage. Global Shipper Members have the opportunity to meet the speakers in the BGSN Lounge. Drinks and Refreshments will be provided.

Global Shipper Network Lounge