John d'Ancona is a divisional director and senior dry cargo analyst at Clarksons Asia, Singapore. Clarksons is the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping services. Under the Shipbroking group, the team of Market Analysts provide detailed analysis of freight, asset prices, supply and demand drivers, shipbuilding, commodities, energy and trade. The shipping segments covered by the analysts include markets in dry cargo, crude oil, oil products, specialised & chemical products, container, LNG and LPG. For the dry markets, the team consists of 6 analysts based in London, Shanghai and Singapore. External clients include global ship-owning companies, mining and energy corporations, commodity traders, power utilities, industrials, shipyards and financial institutions. John began his career in the oil and gas markets, with Exxonmobil and then Shell, working as a supply & trading analyst. He then moved into the shipping markets, managing the dry cargo research at Howe Robinson shipbrokers. Prior to joining Clarksons, John was the head of research at Galbraith’s shipbrokers, focusing on dry and wet markets, until he took up his current position in London at the start of 2013. John has recently moved to Singapore to provide fulltime analytical services to clients in the Asia-Pacific region.