• April 23-25, 2025 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Yorck Niclas Prehm

Toepfer Transport

Head of Research

Yorck Niclas Prehm is Head of Research with Toepfer Transport GmbH and a dedicated Multipurpose and Heavylift shipping enthusiast and analyst. Based in Hamburg, he is responsible for Toepfer’s quarterly Multipurpose Shipping Report, the monthly European Shortsea Shipping Report, the Toepfer Multipurpose and European Shortsea Indices, asset valuations and bespoke research products.

In more than 20 years career in the business he held positions in Sales, Chartering, Tonnage Procurement, Project Management and Market analysis with leading Breakbulk Carriers, Shipowners and Brokers.

Toepfer Transport GmbH is a long-established Hamburg based boutique ship broker with branch offices in Shanghai, Seoul and Singapore. The company provides leading expertise in ship sale & purchase, contracting of newbuilding's, research, valuations and ship finance. Toepfer Transport has a strong focus on MPP/Heavylift tonnage, Shortsea Vessels, Containerships, Bulk carriers and Tankers. The Research Department offers added value through market research and analysis with a unique close-to-the-market approach

Sessions With Yorck Niclas Prehm

Thursday, 25 April

  • 01:30pm - 02:15pm (CST) / 25/apr/2024 06:30 pm - 25/apr/2024 07:15 pm

    The State of the Multipurpose/Heavy-Lift Fleet: Renewal, Competition and Compliance

    The multipurpose vessel/heavy-lift sector, far more conservative when it comes to ordering new ships than other maritime sectors, continues to barely replace capacity even as competing shipping sectors balloon with new vessels. Owners and operators are improving the efficiency and sustainability of the existing fleet and coping with increasingly complex emissions reporting requirements. A slow-moving wave of cargo demand, driven by global energy needs, bodes well for the sector — or at least for the more specialized vessels. Who in the MPV sector will benefit, and who is vulnerable to increasing competition for cross-trade cargoes? What will it take to galvanize new ship orders? What are the incentives in the current market? And is there a growing risk inherent in the sector’s reliance on Chinese shipyards for new vessels? This session, moderated by Yorck Niclas Prehm, head of research with Toepfer Transport, will examine these questions and more.