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Neil Dekker
Container Analyst
Drewry Shipping Consultants (London)

Graduated from Bath University with a 2:1 BA (Honours) degree in Geography and History. Neil has 23 years experience in the container shipping industry including 12 years working in commercial departments in the liner sector.

1990-2000 Safmarine UK : in various commercial and management positions which included experience in the trades to/from Africa, Indian Subcontinent, global crosstrades and commodities sectors where I handled global cocoa, tea and coffee business into the UK for major importers including Cadburys and Unilever. 2000-2006 : Asian editor for London-based Containerisation International magazine which included extensive travel to all major Asian countries and exposure to the world's leading container operators and terminal managers. 2006 - present day: head of container research and development across Drewry, editor of Drewry's flagship Container Forecaster publication. Speciality areas of research include trade lane analysis and freight rate development. Co-author of other reports on China, intra-Asian trades, capacity management and east-west freight rate dynamics.