Shipbrokers Simpson, Spence and Young's Pacific Capesize Index
fell 16 points to 4,444 in the week ending Dec. 13.
"Rates in the Pacific have remained on or around previous levels despite increased tonnage availability and light fixing in the region," SS&Y reported.
SS&Y's Atlantic Capesize Index rose
146 points to 4,571 in the same week.
"Despite limited activity, tight Atlantic tonnage lifted trans-Atlantic rates accordingly," SS&Y reported.