Panamax Rates Hold Strong

Tuesday, April 24, 2001
Freight rates for Panamaxes trading the Atlantic are holding strong but the Pacific market is now starting to weaken, shipbrokers said. "Prospects for May in the Atlantic are very good as South American business is expected to accelerate," said a shipbroker, adding that the strength in the Atlantic Panamax market was likely to continue into next month. South America's grain export season started later than expected this year and should therefore produce further opportunities for the Panamax sector in late spring, he said. One fixture was reported for this market on Tuesday, the 1981-built Golden Glow, 63,990 dwt, for prompt delivery Piraeus to be followed by an east coast of South America round voyage for at a daily rate of $10,250. However, in the Pacific market shipbrokers reported that the approaching holidays in the Far East have already affected Panamax freight rates. "Potential charterers for the Far East Panamax market are already clearing their desks ahead of Japanese Golden Week and subsequently fixtures have been done at lower rates," one London-based shipbroker said. The result, brokers say, has been a fall in the Baltic Exchange's Panamax Index which slipped 17 points on Tuesday to 1,535 -- mainly on the weakness in the Pacific outweighing strength in the Atlantic market, they say. The fixture of the 72,500 dwt Nordweser, built this year also caught the interest of shipping sources who reported its charter for mid-May loading in the U.S. Gulf followed by a trip to the Far East at $11,800 daily plus a $265,000 ballast bonus. - (Reuters)
Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

Shell CEO Backs Fossil Fuels, Climate Change Warnings

The world's fossil fuel reserves cannot be burned unless some way is found to capture their carbon emissions, Royal Dutch Shell Plc Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said on Friday.

Pipeline Spill Could Hamper California Oil Projects

Hundreds of barrels of oil that gushed from a ruptured coastal pipeline in scenic California this week could stiffen opposition to large oil projects that companies want to build in the state,

U.S. Senators Urge Obama to Block Arctic Oil Drilling

A group of 18 mostly Democratic U.S. senators on Friday urged the Obama administration to stop Royal Dutch Shell's preparations for oil exploration in the Arctic,

Bulk Carrier Trends

Asia Dry Bulk-Capesize Rates Mixed on Uncertainty

Capesize rates slide after hitting 5-month high. Rates for capesize bulk carriers eased this week after hitting their highest since December, and could come

HSH Bank to Split Off Bad Shipping Loans

German lender HSH Nordbank could split off a "bad bank" for non-performing shipping loans as part of a plan to create a sustainable business model, according to a person familiar with the matter.

CSD, Cosco JV to Buy Vale's Bulk Carriers

China Shipping Development (CSD) and Cosco have established a joint venture (JV), China Ore Shipping Pte., in Singapore to purchase four 400,000 dwt ore carriers from Vale and operate them.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0978 sec (10 req/sec)