About us

Being a part of Metal Expert media holding, ISM has been focusing on worldwide seaborne trade and supply chains on the dry bulk market since 2005. With years of experience in analytics and reporting, as well as deep knowledge of international commodity and shipping markets, we are glad to provide you with online independent and high-professional market news and reports, as well as with accurate and up-to-date databases and collected statistics. Let us give you a sight on global freight and logistics markets. Dive into all latest market news, trends and developments.

ISM platform provides 3 information & analytic services through its website, daily html mail out and dedicated weekly PDF publications.

ISM Cargo Flows & Rates Report focuses on voyage and TCT rates, covering all major cargo flows on the global dry chartering market.

Service includes

  • freight and commodity markets news
  • chartering market reports
  • more than 150 TCT and voyage-basis fixtures and ideas obtained firsthand from brokers, charterers, ship owners and operators every week
  • more than 800 weekly updated freight assessments on main trade routes
  • short-term freight forecasts based on market fundamentals
  • daily earning dynamics for different tonnage classes
  • bunker prices in main ports
  • commodity market reviews, export prices, tenders and trades.

ISM Ports & Logistics focuses on stevedoring and infrastructure news, projects and updates in all major dry bulk ports.

Service includes

  • infrastructure news and updates on dry bulk terminals w/w
  • permanently updated ports and stevedore database with berths, storages, equipment and terrestrial connections details
  • actual handling/transshipment tariffs from different stevedoring companies
  • congestions in main export- and import-oriented dry bulk ports
  • bunker market updates and fuel prices
  • disbursement database
  • commodity market news and reports

Coaster Freight Index provides complete information on short-sea freight market in the range of up to 15,000 DWT vessels.

Service includes

  • regional short sea market reports
  • freight and commodity market news
  • coaster market forecast based on commodity market trends and special ISM Commodity Index
  • more than 80 freight fixtures and ideas from spot/prompt market every week
  • more than 500 weekly updated freight assessments on main trade routes
  • TCE dynamics for 3,000t dwcc, 5,000t dwcc and 10,000t dwcc vessels
  • commodity market reports, export prices, tenders and trades

Tonnage segments covered:

  • coasters/mini-bulkers, sea-river vessels
  • small Handy/ Handysize/ Handymax
  • Supramax/Ultramax
  • Panamax/Kamsarmax
  • Post-Panamax and Capesize

Regions covered:

Azov-Black Sea basin, Mediterranean Sea, Baltic Sea & Continent, ECSA & NCSA, USG & USEC, NOPAC & WCSA, SE Asia & Far East, Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf and Red Sea

Cargoes covered:

grain, coal, fertilizers, steel, scrap, metals, ores, pig iron, ferroalloys, industrial minerals, cement & clinker, timber.