Shipping industry news and analysis

We provide market news and data, as well as insightful market reports for the container, bulk carrier and tanker shipping market. The “New ConTex” published by VHSS and the Poten & Partners "Tanker Opinion Report” serve as measures of global shipping. Ernst Russ information enables markets and market participants to operate with efficiency and transparency.

Whether you are in the front office looking for daily and market commentary, or in risk management looking for forward curve data, or as an investor looking for fundamental market data, Ernst Russ offers you the insightful facts and figures.

These market reports guarantee weekly or monthly updates on the various markets to uncover the story behind the story and provide analysis of cause and effect.

New ConTex

The ConTex (Container Ship Time Charter Assessment Index) has been published by the Hamburg Shipbrokers’ Association (VHSS) since October 2007. In May 2010 the Index has been expanded and renamed to New ConTex. The New ConTex is a company-independent Index of time charter rates for container ships. It is based on assessments of the current day charter rates of six selected container ship types, which are representative of their size categories: Type 1.100 TEU and Type 1.700 TEU with a charter period of one year, and the Types 2.500, 2.700, 3.500 and 4.250 TEU all with a charter period of two years.

Since August 2011 the New ConTex includes not only the present, well-known data but also market estimates of the participating panelists on ship types 2.500 TEU (geared), 2.700 TEU (gearless), 3.500 TEU (gearless) and 4.250 TEU (gearless) on the basis of charter periods of 12 months. Starting on 2nd of Oktober 2013 the VHSS started to publish shorter charter periods of only 6 months for the ship classes 1,100 TEU (geared) and 1,700 TEU (geared).

The brand New ConTex is copyrighted by Vereinigung Hamburger Schiffsmakler und Schiffsagenten e.V. ("VHSS e.V.”) and is protected by law. The New ConTex may be published only with the source reference © VHSS e.V.

You will find further information about „Geared Vessels 1.100 – 2.500 TEU – All Time“ and „Gearless Vessels 2.700 – 4.250 TEU – All Time“ on www.vhss.de.

Disclaimer

The brand New ConTex is copyrighted by Vereinigung Hamburger Schiffsmakler und Schiffsagenten e.V. ("VHSS e.V.”) and is protected by law. The New ConTex may be published only with the source reference © VHSS e.V. It is distributed to the general public for information purposes only and cannot be relied upon as a trading recommendation and does not constitute a solicitation to trade. The reported information is obtained from market sources. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and the completeness of the New ConTex, VHSS e.V. makes no representations, conditions or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, or suitability of the NewConTex. Any reliance you place on the New ConTex is therefore strictly at your own risk. Neither VHSS e.V. nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliates nor any employee of the foregoing shall be liable or have any responsibility for any loss, liability or damage, cost or expense including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of and the reliance on the New ConTex, save for death or personal injury arising from VHSS e.V. negligence and fraudulent misrepresentation that cannot, under German law, be excluded.

Ernst Russ Shipping Market Report

This report covers developments across the container, bulk carrier, and tanker shipping markets and includes vessel specifications, owner and manager details, plus fleet statistical analysis and a macroeconomic outlook. A quick way to keep in touch with the fast moving markets.

The sources for the data are indicators for charter rates (New ConTex/Vereinigung Hamburger Schiffsmakler und Schiffsagenten e.V. (VHSS), Clarkson), international Organisations (OECD, IWF), Clarkson Research Services Limited (CRSL) and Ernst Russ databases.

Ernst Russ information enables markets and market participants to operate with efficiency and transparency.

Poten & Partners Tanker Opinion Report

For over 75 years Poten & Partners have been providing their clients with valuable insight into the international oil, gas and shipping markets. The company has a team of experienced brokers, commercial and technical consultants, all of whom specialize in the energy and or ocean transportation industries.

Poten & Partners have over 160 professionals located on four continents. Their global services include: ship and commodity brokerage, research, business intelligence, consulting and commercial advisory.