Gibson Consultancy & Research: Maritime and Shipping Advisory

Gibson Consultancy Research (GC&R) is the consultancy and research division of E A Gibson Shipbrokers Ltd. We provide Gibson’s brokers and clients with market insight and bespoke consulting to inform trading decisions.

In the consulting space, GC&R leverages its central position within the shipping markets, with direct contact to Gibson’s brokers, to offer a highly bespoke consulting service which takes account of the specific intricacies of today’s markets.

Data forms a key component of the service we provide, ensuring our consulting work is based on robust data sets and is representative of real world trading conditions. Our proprietary data sets cover daily global freight rates, tanker fixtures, time charter assessments, vessel specifications and ownership details, vessel sale transactions, bunker prices, as well as oil supply, demand and refining data. Building on our extensive database, we have developed proprietary forecasting models for shipping markets which are used to inform long term investment and trading strategies.


Sector Coverage
  • Crude Oil & Refined Products
  • LNG
  • LPG
  • Dry Cargo
  • Offshore
  • Shipbuilding
  • Ship Recycling
  • Specialised Products/ Chemicals
  • Maritime Regulations
  • Trade Analysis
Project Management & Partnerships

We also manage largescale consulting projects on behalf of our close clients and partner with industry experts where necessary to deliver complex multidisciplined projects.

In these instances we leverage our network of in-house and independent consultants and manage the project on behalf of our clients.

Bespoke Consulting Solutions

Our bespoke consulting service is designed to give our clients detailed insights into specific and relevant issues impacting their sector.

From market entry and feasibility studies, including analysis into longterm trade trends, fleet developments and freight rate forecasts, our consulting offering is tailored to individual client needs.

We can provide both short and long-term outlooks on relevant markets for our clients, taking into account market fundamentals and future known developments within the sector.

Data Services

We provide proprietary data sets to our clients on a real time, daily, weekly or monthly basis.

Data Sets:

Vessel specifications $/day earnings
Fleet statistics New & secondhand vessel prices
Crude, products, LPG fixtures Vessel sales transactions data
Freight rates Ship recycling data
Time charter assessments Crude floating storage
Research Reports

Gibson publishes a range of multiclient reports on a regular basis including:

Crude & Products Sale & Purchase
LNG Tanker Projects
LPG Offshore
Dry Cargo
Multiclient studies & Whitepapers

Our multiclient studies address in depth topics impacting the wider maritime industry. From deep analysis into regulatory matters to sector focused studies, we seek to address the big issues impacting our clients today.

Vessel Valuations

Our valuations service is utilised by banks and other financial institutions for the purpose of obtaining a fair and unbiased expert opinion of a vessels market value at a specific point in time.


Richard Matthews

Head of Research

London Office

+44 20 7667 1233

+44 7846 269546

Svetlana Lobaciova

Senior Analyst

London Office

+44 20 7667 1247

Ken Nwangwu


London Office

+44 207 667 1234

Gordon Collen


London Office

+44 207 667 1230

Henri Besse De Laromiguiere

LPG Analyst

London Office

+44 20 7667 1221

Matthew Coates

Research Analyst

London Office

+44 20 7667 1196

Stuart Koenig-Roach


Sale & Purchase Office

+44 20 7667 1238

+44 7894 724868




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