Ship Operators Climb Aboard Higher Dry-bulk Rates

Bloomberg
Friday, October 12, 2012

Charter rates for capesizes have risen 50 percent from lows in mid-September.

Rates have risen because of increasing demand as well as customers having to pay more to persuade shipowners to take their vessels out of lay-up, reports Bloomberg.

The Baltic Dry Index (BDIY), a benchmark for global commodity- shipping rates, rose 3.2 percent in London yesterday. It has jumped 37 percent since Sept. 12, when it reached a seven-month low.

Source: Bloomberg
 

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