Vietnam Fleet Overview

In our latest infographic, using VesselsValue data, we take a look at the top five Vietnamese shipowners by value and by number of vessels, the Vietnamese owned fleet by vessel type, top five cargo routes by Vietnamese Bulkers and the most valuable Vietnamese vessels. Download the full infographic here

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Market Chat: Week 18 & 19

Small Bulkers lead S&P transactions in 2023 Smaller Bulkers have led bulker sale and purchase transactions so far this year, with a share of over half of all secondhand deals. Handy Bulkers made up the majority, accounting for c.31% of sales, and Supramaxes followed at c.25%. The average age of vessels sold in these categories …

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Market Chat: Week 17

Surge in Panamax newbuilding orders There has been a surge in Panamax newbuilding orders in the first four months of 2023. So far this year there have been 61 orders placed, compared to just 13 for the same period in 2022, an increase of c.369%. The majority of these orders have been placed since March, …

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Singapore Maritime Fleet

Using VesselsValue data, we take a look at the Singaporean owned fleet, to mark Singapore Maritime Week 2023. The infographic highlights the key Singaporean Shipowners both in terms of the value of the fleets and by number of vessels owned. We will also take a look at the most valuable Singaporean owned cargo vessel. Top …

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Market Chat: Week 16

Post Panamax Container values soften on MSC’s latest purchase Post Panamax values have softened as a result of MSCs recent purchase of the Lisbon (6,078 TEU, May 2003, Hanjin Heavy Ind) sold to MSC for USD 22 mil (SS/DD Due), VV Value USD 25.53 mil. Values for this sector have fallen since the beginning of …

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Market Chat: Weeks 14 & 15

New MR sales set higher benchmark for valuations Values for MRs have continued to rise across all ages. Demand for older vessels has gone from strength to strength and so these sectors have seen the strongest increases, since the beginning of the month. Values for 15YO MRs of 50,000 DWT are up by 3.52% from …

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The Emergence of New Tanker Market Players

Since the start of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, a new breed of Tanker owners has emerged. Demand for Tankers increased, and this has caused Tanker freight rates to rise following a long period of stagnation, enticing new players to enter the market. Sanctions on Russian crude oil and clean petroleum products came into …

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Market Chat: Week 13

ViaMar Forecast Summary The Q1 2023 Forecast is a collaboration between VesselsValue and ViaMar that focusses on predictions for the Bulker, Tanker, Container and LPG sectors. The report seeks to pinpoint directional changes in values as well as earnings, addressing key development through 2026. We take a look at the main points from the Tanker …

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Market Chat: Week 12

Capesizes values jump by 16% Since the start of March, Capesize values have surged across all age categories, but modern tonnage has seen the largest increase. These include values for 180,000 DWT vessels rising by c. 16.38% from USD 53.05 mil to USD 61.74 mil, the highest levels since August 2022. Tomini’s purchase from Mangrove …

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