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SS&Y's Capesize Indices Drop

Shipbrokers Simpson, Spence and Young's Pacific Capesize Index fell 45 points to 4,060 in the week ending Jan. 24. "A fresh decline in the Pacific Capesize Index this week indicated that the market has turned in the charterers' favor. Although we feel that this is only a temporary change in direction," SS&Y reported. "The demand forecasts from Asia and Japan in particular remain bullish towards the back end of the first quarter," SS&Y added. SS&Y's Atlantic Capesize Index fell 71 points to 4,248 in the same week. "The Atlantic Capesize index lost another 71 points this week and has dropped 213 points since the start of the year, but we feel that this is line with our predictions of some months ago, and that it will begin to rise again around the latter part of the first quarter," SS&Y reported. "However, Richards Bay bucked the trend of falling rates with a 10 cent rise, and despite the market appearing to be in the charterers favor, the fine balance between supply/demand means that this could change in an instant," SS&Y added.


SS&Y's Pacific Capesize Index Rises 37 Points

Shipbrokers Simpson, Spence and Young's Pacific Capesize Index rose 37 points to 3,287 in the week ending Sept. 27. "Cargoes uncovered for October helped to steady rates and even saw a slight improvement in places, which led to a modest 37 point gain in this week's index," SS&Y reported.


SS&Y Pacific Capesize Index Down 12 Points

Shipbrokers Simpson, Spence and Young's Pacific Capesize Index was down 12 points to 4,282 in the week ending Nov. 22. "Short-term prospects remain good as the plethora of Chinese enquiry is not fully covered yet, as well as some Atlantic-bound cargoes for December, which leaves a few opportunities for owners," SS&Y reported. "The firm tone should prevail over the coming week but thereafter the market will need fresh inquiry


SS&Y Indices Push Higher

Shipbrokers Simpson, Spence and Young's Pacific Capesize Index rose 123 points in the week ending Monday to 5,726. "A major resurgence from Japanese interests heated the spot market in the Pacific with rates rising accordingly. Because of the tightened supply situation any new interest will boost the market," SS&Y said. "Several charterers have already covered early November positions, but enquiries are still relatively plentiful leading to a conclusion of continued strength in the Pacific for


SS&Y Indices Fall

Shipbrokers Simpson, Spence and Young's Pacific Capesize Index fell 54 points and its Atlantic Capesize Index fell 79 points in the week ending Monday to 5,123.


Baltic Index Rises for Seventh Straight Session

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose for the seventh straight session on Monday, supported by improved activity across vessel segments headed by the capesizes.   The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, rose 21 points or 4.67 percent to 471 points.   The capesize index jumped 79 points, or 22.9 percent, to 424 points


Baltic Index Down on Lower Capesize, Panamax Rates

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, slipped on Friday, as demand for capesize and panamax vessels fell.   The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, fell seven points, or about 1 percent to 703 points.   The capesize index was down 20 points, or 1.76 percent at 1,117 points.  


Baltic Index Down on Weaker Demand

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell marginally on Monday on weaker demand for smaller vessels and panamaxes, partially offset by higher demand for capesizes. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, was down one point, or 0.16 percent, at 609 points. The capesize index gained eight points, or 0.8 percent, at 1,014 points.


Baltic Index Down as Capesize Demand Disappoints

File image: a bulk vessel alongside during cargo operations (FedNav)

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, continued its fall Monday on weaker demand for capesize vessels. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, was down 5 points, or 0.85 percent, at 582 points. The capesize index fell 30 points, or 3.24 percent, to 897 points. Average daily earnings for capesizes, which typically transport 150


Broad Declines drag Baltic Index down

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell on Tuesday on lower rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, was down 13 points, or 1.83 percent, at 696 points. The capesize index was down 36 points, or 4.1 percent, at 841 points. Average daily earnings for capesizes, which typically transport 150


Capesize, Panamax Vessels Drag down Baltic Index

file image: a so-called ValeMax Bulk Carrier (Vale)

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell on Wednesday due to weaker rates for capesize and panamax vessels. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels


Baltic Index Falls for Third Straight Day

File Image: A FedNav Bulk Vessel (FedNav)

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell for the third straight day on Thursday due to weaker rates for larger vessels. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels


Baltic Index Falls on Weak Freight Rates

Freight rates across most bulk sectors fell on Monday. File Image (Credit BSM)

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell on Monday due to weaker rates across all segments, except handysizes. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels


Baltic Index Down as Rates for Large Vessels Stay Weak

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell on Wednesday on weaker rates for larger vessels and supramaxes.   The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels


Baltic Index Continues Rise on Stronger Panamax Demand

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, continued its rise on Wednesday on higher demand for panamax vessels, partially offset by a fall in capesize demand.   The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax


Higher Panamax Demand Boosts Baltic Index

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Thursday on increased demand for panamax vessels.   The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, was up five points, or 0


Baltic Index Rises on Strong Demand for Panamax Vessels

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose further on Friday due to strong demand for panamax vessels.   The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels


Baltic Index Rises on Higher Panamax Rates

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose slightly on Monday on higher rates for panamax vessels.   The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, was up one point


Higher Panamax Rates Boost Baltic Index

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, gained on Tuesday as rates rose for panamax and smaller vessels.   The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, was up 7 points


Baltic Index Rises on Higher Freight Rates

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Wednesday on stronger rates across all vessel sizes.   The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, was up 15 points


Baltic Index Rises on Freight Rates

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, extended its rally on Thursday, driven by higher rates across all vessel types.   The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels


Higher Rates Continue to Perk Up Baltic Index

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Friday, boosted by stronger rates across all vessel segments.   The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels


Baltic Index Firms on Panamax, Smaller Vessels

File image: a Bulk carrier underway (BSM)

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Monday on firmer rates for panamaxes and smaller vessels. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, was up 3 points, or 0


Capesize Index Weakens

Photo:  Cambiaso & Risso

 Upward moves in the Capesize index are now starting to stall, according to Freight Investor Services (FIS). "Last week we witnessed some short covering in the market which was supported by the technical picture, and this appears to be now drawing to a close," says FIS.  


Baltic Index Dips on Capesize Rates

File image: a typical bulk carrier underway (BSM)

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell on Tuesday on weaker capesize vessel rates. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, was down 2 points, or 0






 
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