MSI looks to Horizon

Maritime Strategies International has launched MSI HORIZON, a new digital platform providing access to the consultancy’s macro and shipping market models, and asset valuations data, via a single interface.

The creation of the integrated data platform will allow clients to more easily run market simulations and see the results across multiple shipping sectors, the company says.

New capabilities include support for running users’ own forward outlook forecasts on valuations and earnings scenarios by adjusting inputs such as GDP growth and vessel supply and demand, which will indicate the impact on newbuilding and second-hand values, as well as on earnings and operating costs, as far forward as 2035.

“The shipping markets have rarely faced such a combination of contradictory forces, from trade wars and political risk to regulatory-driven cost impacts and long term sustainability challenges,” said MSI Managing Director Adam Kent.

“Having the full suite of modelling and valuation tools in one place enables our subscribers to model global market and sector impacts faster and more conveniently.”

The integration of MSI’s valuation tool Forward Marine eValuator (FMV) will also allow clients to stress test forecast assumptions for their fleets against the MSI Base Case and custom scenarios using a new product called Alternative Marine eValuator (AMV).

“Over the years we have been asked by a range of our clients to model and forecast the impact of Black Swan events on the shipping markets,” added MSI Director of Product Development Will Fray.

“MSI HORIZON empowers the user to investigate the repercussions of such events themselves, whether it be the shutting of the Suez Canal or the Chinese economy plunging into a recession environment.”

MSI HORIZON will additionally provide access to MSI’s quarterly market reports, monthly Freight Forecasters, recent presentations and Foresight articles. MSI says it will maintain its existing Excel models in parallel with MSI HORIZON for at least six months following the launch.

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