Sowing the Seeds of a Food Crisis

Introduction The economic environment for global trade has profoundly shifted in the past year. Recovering demand from the pandemic has collided with supply side constraints in many industries, inflation and interest rates are rising, and the Ukraine war, together with sanctions on Russia have disrupted global commodity flows. Amid the myriad uncertainties, perhaps the most …

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Sowing the Seeds of a Food Crisis

Introduction The economic environment for global trade has profoundly shifted in the past year. Recovering demand from the pandemic has collided with supply side constraints in many industries, inflation and interest rates are rising, and the Ukraine war, together with sanctions on Russia have disrupted global commodity flows. Amid the myriad uncertainties, perhaps the most …

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Posidonia Then and Now: A Look into the Greek Fleet

To celebrate the much awaited return of Posidonia after 4 years, we take a look at how the Greek fleet has developed since the last event in 2018, using VesselsValue data. From 2018 to 2022, the value of the Greek owned fleet increased by 92%. This is a considerable increase considering the fleet only grew …

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Car Carrier Bidding Wars Spark All Time Rates Boom

Bidding wars for Car Carriers are driving rates up to record highs never before seen in the sector. Eastern Pacific’s Lake Wanaka (4,902 CEU, May 2008, Xiamen Shipbuilding Ind) was fixed for 1 year at 50,000 USD/Day to Volkswagen in March. A premium of 10,000 USD/Day compared to the larger, younger Lake Geneva (6,178 CEU, …

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International Air Traffic at Shanghai

China has imposed travel restrictions on international arrivals since March 2020, to curb the spread of new variants. The global travel restrictions of 2020 vs. 2021 have widened net losses for airlines globally. As per publicly available financial reporting, of the three major Chinese carriers, Air China has been most affected, with a widening loss of 16% …

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Boeing Back in the News and 737-800 ‘Under Surveillance’

Following the events involving China Eastern Airlines Flight MU5735, which belonged to the Boeing 737 fleet, VesselsValue have used their aircraft specific database to delve into the fleet’s history, current status, ownership and utilisation. It has been a few months since China allowed the Boeing 737 MAX to continue commercial flights, however its elder sibling, …

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Valuing Russian Controlled Aircraft

The current crisis in Ukraine has sent shock waves through the commercial Aviation industry. Anyone with financial exposure to aircraft, controlled by Russian entities or otherwise connected to Russia is, unsurprisingly, concerned. Western sanctions, and Russia’s response to them, have raised important questions as to the validity of the assumptions underpinning appraised Market Values of …

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Sowing the Seeds of a Food Crisis

Introduction The economic environment for global trade has profoundly shifted in the past year. Recovering demand from the pandemic has collided with supply side constraints in many industries, inflation and interest rates are rising, and the Ukraine war, together with sanctions on Russia have disrupted global commodity flows. Amid the myriad uncertainties, perhaps the most …

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Posidonia Then and Now: A Look into the Greek Fleet

To celebrate the much awaited return of Posidonia after 4 years, we take a look at how the Greek fleet has developed since the last event in 2018, using VesselsValue data. From 2018 to 2022, the value of the Greek owned fleet increased by 92%. This is a considerable increase considering the fleet only grew …

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Richard Rivlin, our Founder and CEO answers our questions.

To mark VesselsValue’s 10th anniversary we interviewed Richard Rivlin, our Founder and CEO to learn more about how he has grown the company and his plans for the future. Q: How many are you at VesselsValue? From the initial team of 10 when we launched in 2011, we have now grown to 170 people operating …

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Building a compelling company culture at VesselsValue

The last decade The Company’s recent milestone birthday has naturally prompted many of us at VesselsValue to reflect and look back over the past ten years. As someone who has been here since the beginning, watching VV grow, develop, and succeed has been an exciting and satisfying journey. Overall, most memories are fond, and every …

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A Student’s Perspective: My Summer at VV

This summer, before starting his first year at university, Christian Acheampong joined our Design department as an intern. Read on to find out how he found the experience. “For the past 6 weeks, I’ve been working in the design team in the VV London office. As I am a student transitioning to university, working with …

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