Top 10 Ship Owning Nations & Regions

Please note, November 2021 total fleet values in the Top 10 Ship Owning Nations & Regions include the vessel types covered by VesselsValue: Bulker, Tanker, Container, Reefer, Small Dry, LNG, LPG, Vehicle Carriers, RoRo, Cruise, OSV, OCV, MODU and CTV. Download the full infographic China China has moved up from 2nd in January to 1st …

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Containers continue to triumph

The Container market continues to impress with record breaking rates and ordering never seen before. Olivia Watkins, Head Cargo Analyst takes us through what has been happening with orders, transactions, values, rates and trade for the first half of 2021 and how these sky-high figures compare to previous years’ activity. Container Ordering The ordering market …

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Container Trade Accelerates as Rates Continue to Climb

Time charter rates The Container market has seen an unprecedented increase in rates since the end of 2020. Container 1 year TC rates have surged to extraordinarily new highs with 8,500 TEU values rising to a record 54,000 USD/day for April. This is an increase of 350% since June 2020. Throughout 2020 the market fell …

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Top 10 Ship Owning Nations

Please note: January 2021 total fleet values in the Top 10 Ship Owning Nations now include Vehicle Carriers, RoRos and Cruise Ships. These three ship types were not included in previous rankings and therefore have contributed to significant changes to country fleet values and rankings. Japan After a turbulent 2020 with historic highs and lows …

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Container Rates Soar to 7-Year Highs

Introduction The Container market is recovering well from the global pandemic and we have witnessed rates within the sector soaring to 7-year highs. A strong rebound in demand has created a shortage of supply. One of the largest increases in rates has been seen in the 8,500 TEU sector where 1-year time charter rates have …

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Half year review – vessel values and S&P activity

Bulkers Value Analysis The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on the Bulker sector causing a deterioration in rates, values and number of second-hand transactions.  Capesize Bulkers have been the worst affected, primarily as China is the major epicentre of Capesize trade. In the early part of the year, imports into China were near historical lows …

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The LNG market and development in 2019 with an emphasis on China

Market The main story for 2018/19 has been the positive developments in the large LNG sector, which we are expecting to continue throughout the rest of 2019 into 2020. This is being driven by increasing demand as more countries prioritise LNG as an energy source, replacing oil and coal, combined with increasing supply as more …

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The LNG market and development in 2019 with an emphasis on China

Market The main story for 2018/19 has been the positive developments in the large LNG sector, which we are expecting to continue throughout the rest of 2019 into 2020. This is being driven by increasing demand as more countries prioritise LNG as an energy source, replacing oil and coal, combined with increasing supply as more …

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Half Year Values Round Up

Tankers The market trend for Tankers has been positive since the beginning of 2019. The recent purchase of a resale VLCC by SK Shipping for USD 98 mil is a 5 year high price achieved.  Older VLCCs has been circulating the market recently and since the beginning of 2019 of the total 19 VLCC deals, …

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Record Low Newbuild Orders Placed in Q2 2019

Newbuilding orders dropped to record lows in Q2 2019. Our Head Cargo Analyst, Olivia Watkins, reviews which yards have received orders and and which vessel types have been popular purchases.  Bulkers The total number of Bulker newbuild orders is down 73% for the first half of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018. So far …

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