Greece has change into the third largest ship proudly owning nationwide on the earth since January this 12 months with its whole worth elevated from USD 93.2 bn firstly of the 12 months to USD 145 bn, in response to information revealed by Vessels Worth, the main on-line valuation and information supplier for the Delivery, Offshore, Passenger and Superyacht industries.

In the meantime China has moved to 1st place,  Japan in 2nd  with the US 4th behind Greece, adopted by Singapore, Germany, South Korea, UK, Taiwan, and Norway.

In keeping with the report,  Greece is the biggest Tanker proprietor and though earnings have been lingering at report lows, we have now seen will increase to identify charges which have introduced up values for the whole fleet. Newbuilding values, and therefore resale values, have elevated between 20-30% throughout VLCCs, Suezmaxes and Aframaxes because the starting of the 12 months.

Greece can also be the proprietor of probably the most precious LNG fleet. With present spot charges hovering, the worth of their fleet has elevated by USD 2 bn because the starting of the 12 months.

Greece’s Bulker fleet has virtually doubled in worth from USD 28 bn to USD 53 bn, because of the excessive charges. The Greeks stay lively within the S&P market accounting for a couple of quarter of the Bulkers purchased to date this 12 months.

China has moved up from 2nd in January to 1st place this time, proudly owning a complete of USD 191 bn in belongings.

China owns the biggest variety of Containers and, consequently, the current surge in charges and values has moved them up the ranks to prime spot by way of fleet worth. The rise in charges has additionally prompted an ordering spree throughout the Container sector, as house owners’ confidence available in the market exploded. A complete of 516 Containers have been ordered since January 2021, 46% of those orders had been positioned by Chinese language firms together with OOCL, SITC and COSCO Delivery.

We’ve got seen a big improve in Bulker charges because the starting of the 12 months with the Capesize 54-TCA rising from 16,656 USD/Day on the first Jan to a peak of 86,953 USD/Day on the seventh October, a rise of 420%. This has almost doubled the full worth of China’s Bulker fleet over the previous 10 months from USD 28 bn to USD 53 bn.

Japan has fallen from 1st to 2nd place, proudly owning a complete of USD 187 bn in belongings.
This is a rise of over USD 70 bn since January 2021, highlighting the booming Bulker, LPG, and Car Provider markets. Out of the highest 10 nations, Japan owns the best worth LPG fleet at USD 7.4 bn. Earnings and gross sales have brought about a rise within the whole fleet worth by USD 1.6 bn since January.

The whole worth of Car Carriers below Japanese possession quantities to a staggering USD 13.4 bn, a rise of USD 6.1 bn in comparison with earlier within the 12 months. This improve has been attributable to the main Japanese firms MOL, NYK Line and Okay Line ordering 26 newbuilds because the starting of the 12 months. Japanese shipyards have raised their tariffs to USD 100 mil for a twin gasoline LNG, 7,000 CEU Car Provider, up a staggering USD 10 mil in comparison with final 12 months.

The USA has fallen to 4th place since January this 12 months with a complete of USD 96 bn in belongings.

USD 56 bn of this comprised of Cruise ships which come as no shock as the biggest Cruise firms, Carnival and Royal Caribbean, are each primarily based within the USA. Regardless of the onslaught the trade has skilled as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, the USA nonetheless maintain their place as the biggest world Cruise proprietor regardless of their fleet worth lowering by a complete of USD 7 bn because the starting of the 12 months.

The US are additionally distinguished house owners within the RoRo sector proudly owning a complete of USD 2.1 bn, the place the market has seen a rise in worth of USD 1.2 bn from January.

Singapore has remained at fifth place since January this 12 months with related features within the Bulker and Container sector as different nations. Their investments within the Container sector adopted the worldwide surge, rising their fleet worth from USD 10 bn to USD 25 bn.

For the reason that starting of the 12 months, firms like OM Maritime and X-Press Feeders have capitalised on the roaring market and positioned orders in smaller tonnages reminiscent of 2,700 and 1,800 TEU Containers.

In secondhand tonnage, one specific benchmark sale that happened was the RDO Live performance (6,969 TEU, Dec 2009, Hyundai HI) which was bought to OM Maritime from D Oltmann Reederei for USD 110 mil, the best value paid for a 2009 constructed Put up-Panamax Container since 2007.

Germany has remained in sixth place proudly owning a complete of USD 76.8 bn. A big a part of their fleet has all the time been comprised of Containers and, consequently, the large Container increase has led to the German fleet’s worth rising by USD 34 bn because the starting of the 12 months.

Their investments within the Small Dry sector are additionally being rewarded. The whole fleet worth has elevated by USD 1 bn since January as charges have elevated by the 12 months.

South Korea
South Korea moved as much as seventh place since January this 12 months, overtaking the UK. Their whole fleet worth now stands at USD 58 bn, a rise of 24 bn because the starting of the 12 months.

South Korea’s investments within the LNG and LPG sectors are lastly paying off with values doubling because the starting of the 12 months. With LNG costs peaking within the second half of 2021, the fleet values have doubled for South Korea’s gasoline sector. Hyundai LNG, Pan Ocean and H Line have ordered 15 Massive LNG carriers this 12 months, with the newest order at USD 200 mil, a rise of USD 20 mil on newbuild values.

South Korea nonetheless maintains a dominant place as a worldwide seaborne automotive exporter. Main shipowners/operators are Glovis, who’ve expanded the PCTC fleet in recent times, and Eukor, with 20% of shares owned by Hyundai Glovis and Kia Motors. The excessive quantity of automotive manufacturing and seaborne exports makes South Korea the third largest proprietor of Car Carriers.

The UK fell to eighth place proudly owning a complete of USD 54 bn in belongings. Their whole fleet worth has elevated by USD 15 bn because the starting of the 12 months with most features seen within the booming Bulker and Container sectors.

The Containership market has been below immense strain during the last 12 months; COVID-19 associated pent up demand pushing client spending, dangerous climate in China and COVID-19 associated terminal lockdowns contributing to excessive port congestion. Nonetheless, we at the moment are seeing world provide chain points and port congestions threatening Christmas deliveries in elements of the UK. Felixstowe, one of many UK’s main Container ports, report congestion constructing as a extreme scarcity of truck drivers means Containers are piling up in port storage yards. That is making it more and more tough to unload Containers and re-load empty Containers to be despatched again to Asia. This might trigger charges to extend much more throughout the sector and improve values additional.

Taiwan has made a brand new look within the prime 10 rankings as their investments in Bulkers and Containers come to fruition. Their whole fleet worth is USD 47 bn, with USD 32 bn from their Container fleet alone. Firms like TS Strains, Wan Hai Strains and Evergreen have positioned a complete of 107 orders to date this 12 months, 1/fifth of the full orders positioned.

Norway has fallen another place to tenth since January this 12 months, pushed largely by the lower in worth of the Offshore fleet. Plenty of Norway’s investments are within the MODU sector, in order oil majors aggressively reduce CAPEX, MODU contracts are terminated, suspended, or delayed. Offshore values throughout all ages and kinds had been affected. Main MODU house owners reminiscent of Borr Drilling have had their fleet lose half a billion in worth.

[Source: Vessels Value]