Shipbrokers Simpson, Spence and Young's Pacific Capesize Index
rose 102 points in the week ending Monday to 5,828. "Tonnage in the Pacific remained in tight supply," SS&Y said. "The index continues to march towards 6,000 and if the trend line of the past five months is maintained we will cross this mark by mid-November," SS&Y added. Its Atlantic Capesize Index
rose 30 points in the week ending Monday to 5,926. "The 30-point gain shows that the market remains very firm," SS&Y said.