Increased Demand for Panamax Vessels, Drewry Reports

Press Release
Monday, March 25, 2013

A decline in demand for Capesize vessels has been countered by an improvement in demand for Panamax vessels, according to the latest Dry Bulk Insight published by Drewry Maritime Research. This left the Drewry Hire Index unchanged from January’s level.

Panamax was the sole segment to record an improvement in earnings in February. Rates for vessels doing round voyages from Far East to East Australia more than doubled, rising from $3,954pd to $6,818.

Weather-led disruptions in transport have affected Australian coal exports and will continue to do so as the mines are still flooded. There was a 19% decline in coal exports from the four major ports of Queensland in January.

Colombian coal production was severely diminished throughout the month as indefinite strikes due to labor disputes at the country’s largest thermal coal exporter, Cerrejon, halted production. Colombia is losing almost 150,000 tons of output every day as a result of the strikes. Meanwhile, Columbia’s third largest exporter, Drummond, has been banned from exporting coal as it has violated environmental laws. All these problems have collectively led to a decline of 85% in Colombia’s daily coal output.

While Cerrejon and Drummond should recover quickly from the current situation, Columbia’s main railway operator might reduce its coal throughput, leading to slower export growth in the long term.
 

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