Shipbrokers Simpson, Spence and Young's Pacific Capesize Index fell
125 points to 4,293 in the week ending Dec. 29.
"The final Pacific Capesize Index
of 1999 brought a slight tinge of disappointment for owners," SS&Y reported.
SS&Y's Atlantic Capesize Index
fell 87 points to 4,532 in the same week.
"The 87 point drop in the index won't have been unexpected due to the seasonal effect of holidays on demand," SS&Y reported.