• April 19-21, 2023 | New Orleans, Louisiana
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Susan Oatway


Senior Analyst, Multipurpose & Breakbulk Shipping

Susan is a highly experienced consultant, for more than 15 years she has been the principal author of Drewry’s Multipurpose and Heavy Lift publications and is co-Editor of the Reefer Shipping report.

Susan Oatway is a highly experienced consultant who is fully conversant with all aspects of the multipurpose and dry bulk shipping market. She has extensive project experience working for carriers/shipping lines financial intermediaries and other key industry stakeholders. Her advisory expertise is considerable and includes market studies, valuations, and strategic planning.

She is regularly asked to share her market knowledge and insights at leading industry conferences and lectures on dry bulk chartering for a number of institutions including the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS).

She was the first female International Chairman at the ICS from 2019 to 2021 (the first woman to hold this position in the Institute’s over 100-year history) and currently holds the post of Immediate Past Chairman on the Executive Council.

Sessions With Susan Oatway

Monday, 25 April

  • 03:30pm - 05:30pm (CST) / 25/apr/2022 08:30 pm - 25/apr/2022 10:30 pm

    Shipper Roundtable

    This exclusive, shipper-only discussion facilitated by JOC Senior Editor Janet Nodar will bring together breakbulk and project cargo shippers in an off-the-record meeting to exchange ideas and potential solutions to the numerous challenges confronting stakeholders in the North American supply chain while learning what they expect to learn from the conference sessions and panelists over the coming two days. BY INVITATION ONLY FOR SHIPPERS

Wednesday, 27 April

  • 09:10am - 09:50am (CST) / 27/apr/2022 02:10 pm - 27/apr/2022 02:50 pm

    MPV Fleet Analysis and Outlook: Rising Rates, a Shrinking Fleet and Growing Wariness

    While the breakbulk shipping sector expects to see little disruption resulting directly from Russia’s attack on Ukraine, sector analysts see war-related uncertainty and hesitation affecting what had been a quite optimistic market view. Inflation, a new round of COVID-19 lockdowns in China, and potential shortages of food and other goods also are undermining confidence, while a changing oil and gas landscape could create new opportunities. In this roundtable discussion, three industry analysts will dig into the wait-and-see wariness and its effect on decision-making in the multipurpose/heavy-lift carrier market.