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Mr. Lee is a lead shipping analyst and associate director for
commodities analytics and freight forecasting service in IHS Markit
Singapore. He has participated in several maritime consulting
projects such as freight and asset price forecast modeling, AIS
analytics for fleet and commodities, shipbuilding market analysis,
and global ports traffic analysis.
He played major role to build both IHS Markit's (a) 'Freight Rate Forecast (FRF)', data driven freight forecasting models for dry bulk market, and (b) 'Bulkers at Sea' module of Commodities at Sea, global commodity and freight analytics tool based on historical regional fleet and AIS information including position, cargo, ballast/laden ratio, anchored/moored status, speed, employment etc.
He is a regular speaker about shipping and commodities markets at global events and seminars, including SGX iron ore forum in Singapore, Djakarta Mining Club coal conference in Jakarta, and Baltic Exchange Freight Forum in Copenhagen and Singapore, IHS Markit maritime market seminar in Geneva, Tokyo, and Beijing, and Korean Congress' maritime forum in Seoul.
He was recently invited to lecture at Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Baltic Exchange annual webinar on 'Shipping Market Cycles and Forecasting' with nearly 1,000 registered for the sessions in Europe and Asia in November 2020.
Before joining IHS Markit, Daejin spent several years at Hanjin
Shipping as a FFA trader and shipping analyst where he gave regular
presentations to key trading houses and several energy companies
about freight and commodity markets. He was also responsible for
freight market risk management by providing timely market
information, trading freight derivatives and giving expert guidance
on long-term and short-term fleet chartering and acquiring or
Since he started his career at dry bulk chartering team in 2008, he has valuable experience in shipping and commodities market which provided him with a deeper understanding of what internal and external audiences or clients really need in their daily business.
Daejin studied English Literature both in Seoul (KU) and London (RHUL) and graduated as a Bachelor of Arts from Korea University.