Australia: Shipping Rates Poised to Plunge 31%

Thursday, January 13, 2011

According to a report from Bloomberg, a 20-mile-long line of commodity carriers off Queensland, suffering its worst floods in a half- century, means less income for owners already reeling from the biggest slump in freight rates in more than two years. There are 132 vessels floating off the Australian state, which accounts for about 50% of the global seaborne supply of coal used in steelmaking, data collected by AISLive and compiled by Bloomberg show.

(Source: Bloomberg)

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