• 2018 January 28 18:04

    MSI upgrades online valuations service to deliver fast and simple forecast data

    Programme of  enhancements  includes free indicative values and vessel database  integration, as well as  improved  application and premium level features. Maritime Strategies International has unveiled significant upgrades to Forecast Marine  eValuator (FMV) , its unique online  asset valuation  and forecasting  service. 

    Together the  changes make  it easier and faster to generate high level asset  forecasts  while  also  offering enterprise level users the opportunity to access comprehensive data in their  preferred format. New to the  MSI  website is  an  Indicative Value Range  (IVR)  assessment underpinned by  MSI's FMV model, which provides  detailed  forecasts for marine and offshore asset  values, earnings and operating costs.

    Prior to committing to FMV data, a timeseries  forecast or certificated current value,  MSI website  visitors  can  generate a free  IVR estimate for their vessels. The IVR  calculator  is integrated to  a global vessel database meaning that  u sers can  simply enter a vessel name to receive  an assessment of value for the current quarter  with key characteristics  included.

    “FMV has proven the need for a tool that can provide forecast data on main  shipping market indicators and continues to  be  popular with clients and one - off  users,” says Dr Adam Kent,  Director of MSI. “ The i ntegration  of  the vessel  database and the  market  snapshot provided by IVR are powerful enhancements  in functionality and usability that  will  help to  expand the reach of  FMV to a wider  audience.”

    The global fleet database is also now integrated to the full  scale  FMV service,  enabling  users to populate vessel characteristics from a vessel name or IMO number. Using the  database as a reference, MS I uses its own  proprietary methodology to  calculate forecast  asset value, operating costs and earnings on a quarter by quarter basis.

    “The launch of the IVR marks the start of a  programme  of enhancements to FMV  and an increasing focus on providing fast an d accurate  forecasts for values and  cashflows to the market at a point when  interest in key shipping metrics is  intense ,” adds Dr Kent. “IVR provides a useful shop window to the increased  volume of second hand sales we are likely to see this  year, with the breadth of  FMV data providing the perfect tool for a fuller scope of analysis.”

    MSI has also added new levels functionality to the FMV service designed to meet client  needs for enhanced functionality, reporting and integration. FMV Portfolio Analysis features a  ‘Plug - In’ to Microsoft Excel that allows FMV clients to  quickly and easily aggregate current quarter values and forecasted  cash flows from a  batch download of vessels through FMV.

    For premium users FMV timeseries data is extended back  to 2000  and  FMV Premium  delivers  5, 10, 15 and 20 - year - old benchmark  vessel prices in addition to standard value, earnings and operating cost outputs. Finally, FMV output can now be embedded directly into client internal market risk and  credit risk  systems through an API, eliminating the need to access FMV data through the  FMV web application.

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2021 June 13

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2021 June 11

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2021 June 10

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