• 2018 June 6 15:42

    Xeneta data powers DNB Markets forecasting model, keeping customers ahead of the market on Maersk

    DNB Markets has developed an ‘earning’s crystal ball’ by working with Xeneta, the leading global ocean freight benchmarking and market intelligence platform. The investment bank has tapped into Xeneta’s up to the minute long- and short-term ocean freight rate data to accurately forecast the earnings of Maersk, the world’s largest global shipping line, before they are released to the public.

    Xeneta, which crowd-sources shipping data from more than 700 leading international businesses, has built a database of over 55 million contracted rates, covering 160,000 global port-to-port pairings. This, according to Nicolay Dyvik, Head of Shipping Research, DNB Markets, sheds light on the complex container shipping market, allowing his team to glean unique insights and make informed recommendations to customers seeking to buy and sell stock.

    DNB Markets, part of DNB, one of the largest financial institutions in the Nordics and a key provider of maritime equity research, utilized Xeneta’s data to build a model that accurately predicted Maersk’s latest earnings. It works by estimating average container rates across relevant global corridors, before weighting those averages to produce an overall average rate. Changes in this figure can then predict Maersk’s actual reported rates, allowing for detailed forecasts of revenue, profit and, ultimately, share price.

    The Xeneta based model showed a close correlation with the firm’s actual reported rates within the period, with an R2 (financial performance measurement) of 0.93.

    “We are constantly looking for data that can have true market impact,” Dyvik explains, adding: “ Xeneta is the only source that provides this for container freight. It delivers detailed, global coverage of both long and short-term rates, allowing us to provide research that accurately predicts changes in earnings for shipping lines.

    “Having looked at all data providers available, we are very happy to have finally found one accurate and broad enough to provide value to our clients.”

    Xeneta CEO Patrik Berglund comments: “It is our mission to provide total rate transparency, allowing users to make intelligence-based decisions that give them a competitive edge. We are now an established name within the shipping, carrier and freight forwarder segments, where customers know that we help them get the best value for their assets and services. Therefore it’s pleasing to see how our data is now being used within new sectors, such as financial research, to accurately analyze and predict performance.

    “We see this as a clear indication that we are the most up-to-date, comprehensive and trusted provider of ocean freight rate data and intelligence in the market. It is now our aim to build on that position and add an even greater depth of data, from our ever-expanding community of contributors, to unlock further insight and value for anyone looking to understand the complex and fast-moving world of freight rates.”

    Xeneta, which was last month named as a Cool Vendor in Supply Chain Execution 2018 by acclaimed technology research firm Gartner, Inc., is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with regional offices in New York and Hamburg. The firm has recently moved into air freight in a bid to help customers generate optimal value from negotiations in a segment that shares ocean freight’s rate volatility.

    About Xeneta
    Xeneta is the leading ocean freight rate benchmarking and market intelligence platform transforming the shipping and logistics industry. Xeneta’s powerful reporting and analytics platform provides liner-shipping stakeholders the data they need to understand current and historical market behavior – reporting live on market average and low/high movements for both short and long-term contracts. Xeneta’s data is comprised of over 55 million contracted container rates and covers over 160,000 global trade routes. Xeneta is a privately held company with headquarters in Oslo, Norway and regional offices in New York and Hamburg.




2019 January 19

14:02 Deltamarin contracted to continue with Titanic II project
12:51 SGRE launches 10 MW offshore wind turbine
11:44 Algoma increases its interest in the ocean self-unloader Pool

2019 January 18

18:06 North Carolina Ports sets new record in 2018
17:47 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in 2018 climbed by 3% Y-o-Y to about 3.2 million tonnes
17:25 Okskaya Sudoverf obtains patent for state-of-the-art pontoons
17:06 Hamburg prepares for ‘Hard Brexit’
16:44 Throughput of port Primorsk in 2018 fell by 7% Y-o-Y to 53.48 million tonnes
16:23 GTT receives a new order from SHI to design the tanks of two LNG carriers on behalf of Gaslog
16:20 NOVATEK elects new Board of Directors
15:56 Throughput of port Vyborg in 2018 grew by 25% Y-o-Y to 1.93 million tonnes
15:33 Stena Line’s first new generation ferry ‘floats’ in China
15:21 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in 2018 fell by 1.7% Y-o-Y to 49.8 million tonnes
15:03 Panama Direct service CMA CGM to resume weekly rotations
14:47 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 2018 climbed by 7% Y-o-Y to 18.79 million tonnes
14:33 GranIHC appointed contractor for Equinor’s Peregrino Phase II Project
14:19 Port of Ust-Luga handled 98.72 million tonnes in 2018, down 4% Y-o-Y
14:03 Algoma Central Corporation increases its interest in ocean self-unloader Pool
13:50 18 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 17-18
13:35 Throughput of the Port of St. Petersburg in 2018 up 11% Y-o-Y to 59.32 million tonnes
13:18 CMA CGM unites its Containerships and MacAndrews brands
13:11 Vladimir Putin supports Government’s proposal on expanding Far East Ministry’s functions with Arctic issues
12:49 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 2018 grew by 11% Y-o-Y to 49.276 million tonnes
12:26 MV Werften purchases Neptun Ship Design
12:08 Sakaide shipyard holds naming ceremony for new LNG carrier jointly owned by NYK and JERA
11:38 PGNiG SA signs agreement for oil and gas exploration and production in UAE
11:14 Remote pilotage to be allowed in Finland
10:47 Free zone status is a crucial advantage for the future development of the Freeport of Riga
10:06 Ice restrictions at the port of Ust-Luga come into effect on January 31
09:42 Brent Crude futures price up 0.9% to $61.73, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.09% to $52.64
09:20 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,077 points

2019 January 17

18:13 PORT OF KIEL presents annual results 2018
17:51 Ice restrictions at the port of Primorsk come into effect on January 25
17:28 Global Ports sets up a common service call centre
17:09 EFIP welcomes and supports the European Parliament position on the Connecting Europe Facility for 2021-2027
17:05 North Sea Port monitoring the Brexit closely
16:44 ABP invests £700K to boost storage at Port of Ipswich
16:27 Global fuel market: still many uncertainties in both demand and supply
16:22 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
16:05 OCEAN Alliance extends duration of OCEAN Alliance to ten years
15:42 COSCO SHIPPING Ports signs agreement with PSA to add two new berths at the terminal in Boao, Hainan
15:31 Liebherr supports the 6th International Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
15:02 Ocean Yield ASA agrees to acquire a modern Suezmax tanker for a consideration of USD 56.0 mln
14:02 SEACOR Marine enters agreement to acquire three additional platform supply vessels from affiliates of COSCO Shipping Group
13:49 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.2% to 9.22 billion tonnes in 2018
13:32 Jensen Maritime provides design for Shaver Transportation’s new tugboat
13:14 OOCL rolls out third phase of Ocean Alliance product refinements
12:50 Baltic Ports Organization’s schedule for 2019 is set
12:38 Port of Los Angeles breaks all-time cargo record in 2018
12:26 Qatar accedes to load lines convention
12:01 Sunseeker International and Rolls-Royce to present first production yacht with MTU hybrid power in 2020
11:51 Bunker prices continue going down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:38 Port of Zeebrugge handled 40.1 million tonnes in 2018
11:25 Nor-Shipping reveals stellar line-up for Ocean Leadership Conference
10:52 10 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 16-17
10:28 NOVATEK’s hydrocarbon production totaled 548.4 million boe in 2018, up 6.9% Y-o-Y
10:03 Brent Crude futures price down 0.34% to $61.11, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.54% to $52.03
09:39 Tallink and Taltech to collaborate on developing smart ship solutions
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,055 points

2019 January 16

18:36 Kongsberg Gruppen enters into an agreement with Rome AS to divest Kongsberg Evotec