Ship Sales and Purchases Market: Modeling the Influences of Seaborne Trade and Charter Rates/Freight on Dead Weight Tonnage of Global new Building Orders Authors: Nwokedi, Theophilus Chinonyerem; Odumodu Chigozie Uzoma; Hilary, Owoidighe Efanga; Maduabuchukwu Chukwuemeka Donason & Olusegu, Sodiq Buhari

Ship Sales and Purchases Market: Modeling the Influences of Seaborne Trade and Charter Rates/Freight on Dead Weight Tonnage of Global new Building Orders

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Nwokedi,  Theophilus Chinonyerem; Odumodu Chigozie Uzoma; Hilary, Owoidighe Efanga; Maduabuchukwu Chukwuemeka Donason & Olusegu, Sodiq Buhari

Abstract

The study analyzed the global new building order dead weight tonnage (dwt) in ship sales and purchases market and the relationship with global seaborne trade and charter rates/freight between 1999 and 2013. The major aim was to assess the dependency of new building order dwt on global seaborne trade and daily charter rates/freight with a view to ascertaining the influence of the explanatory variables on new building order dwt over the period. It also compared the new building price index and second hand price index of vessels five years older than new orders. The research data were obtained from UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2014 edition and China Ship Building Research Centre as well Clarkson’s price index. The econometric and statistical methods of multiple and simple regression, trend analysis, correlation analysis, and independent sample t-test were used to analyze the data obtained. It was found that global new building order DWT increases as global seaborne trade increases and as daily freight/charter rate increases, global new order DWT does not increase significantly. The practical application of this is that ship owners in order to expand capacity profitably must do when seaborne trade is increasing or in boom with less consideration to charter rates as the major factors that drive and influence the demand for the ordering of new ship tonnages (capacity) are global seaborne trade and increasing time period. A very weak correlation exists between global new building orders dwt and charter rates/freight. Increasing charter rates/freight does not induce demand/order for new ship tonnages.

Key words: new-building-order, seaborne-trade, charter-rates, ship-sales-and-purchases-market

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Ship Sales and Purchases Market: Modeling the Influences of Seaborne Trade and Charter Rates/Freight on Dead Weight Tonnage of Global new Building Orders

Author:

Nwokedi,  Theophilus Chinonyerem; Odumodu Chigozie Uzoma; Hilary, Owoidighe Efanga; Maduabuchukwu Chukwuemeka Donason & Olusegu, Sodiq Buhari

Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2555671
Media: Online
Volume: 3
Issue: 2
Acceptance Date: 25/01/2019
Date of Publication: 02/02/2019
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Page: 1-10
First Page: 1
Last Page: 10
Current Status: Published

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Nwokedi,  Theophilus Chinonyerem; Odumodu Chigozie Uzoma; Hilary, Owoidighe Efanga; Maduabuchukwu Chukwuemeka Donason & Olusegu, Sodiq Buhari (2019) Ship Sales and Purchases Market: Modeling the Influences of Seaborne Trade and Charter Rates/Freight on Dead Weight Tonnage of Global new Building Orders. International Journal of Science and Business, 3(2), 1-10. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2555671

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Nwokedi,  Theophilus Chinonyerem (Corresponding Author), Department of maritime management Technology, federal university of technology, owerri

Odumodu Chigozie Uzoma, Graduate School, University of Strathclyde, 16 Richmond Street Glasgow G1 1XQ, UK

Hilary, Owoidighe Efanga, Department of Maritime Transport Studies, Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron,  Akwa Ibom State

Maduabuchukwu Chukwuemeka Donason, Department of maritime management Technology, federal university of technology, owerri

Olusegu, Sodiq Buhari, Department of Maritime Transport and Business Studies, Federal College of Fisheries  and marine Technology, Lagos.

 

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2555671

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