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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Capesize Indices

SS&Y Capesize Indices Fall

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.

SS&Y Capesize Indices Rise

SS&Y Capesize Indices Rise SS&Y Atlantic Capesize Index Rises 53 Points Shipbrokers Simpson, Spence and Young's Atlantic Capesize Index rose 53 points to 4,420 in the week ending Nov. 29. "Increasing pressure on fronthaul rates, particularly for modern tonnage, has brought a firm tone to routes to the Far East, and demand for end December in to the start of 2000 will keep owners optimistic that rates will climb further," SS&Y reported.

Capesize Indices Rise

Shipbrokers Simpson, Spence and Young's Pacific Capesize Index rose 626 points in the week ending Monday, Feb. 14, to 4,449. "Charterers who had been watching the weakening market over the first weeks of 2000, chose the Chinese New Year to enter the market with new requirements," SS&Y said. SS&Y’s Atlantic Capesize Index rose 495 points in the week ending Monday, Feb. 14, to 4,500. "Increased demand due to end of fiscal year stockpiling/completion of 1999 contracts resulted in available

SS&Y Atlantic Capesize Index Rises 120 Points

Shipbrokers Simpson, Spence and Young's Atlantic Capesize Index rose 120 points to 4,520 in the week ending Oct. 18. "The Atlantic index exceeded 1997 levels on Monday but it is unclear whether the recent steep spike will be maintained," an SS&Y spokesperson said. "It seems that while tonnage remains tight for the next month or so, the current levels will remain steady to firm in the Atlantic," he added. Steady cargo demand in the Atlantic for both iron ore and coal was said by SS&Y to be

SS&Y's Atlantic Capesize Index Rises 148 Points

Shipbrokers Simpson, Spence and Young's Atlantic Capesize Index rose 148 points to 3,682 in the week ending Sept. 27. "A rise of 148 points in this week's index indicates the firmness of underlying demand, with trips bound for the Pacific firming considerably," SS&Y reported, adding that the ever-firming bunker price was a large contributing factor to the overall price.

SS&Y Capesize Indices

SS&Y Pacific And Atlantic Capesize Indices Drop Shipbrokers Simpson, Spence and Young's Pacific Capesize Index fell 45 points to 5,284 in the week ending March 27. "The Pacific sector remains tight, with owners gaining firm rates in a positional market," SS&Y said. "Tonnage is scarce for early positions, allowing owners to play a stronger hand," SS&Y added. SS&Y's Atlantic Capesize Index fell 85 points to 5,179 in the same week.

SS&Y's Atlantic Capesize Index Rose 52 Points

Shipbrokers Simpson, Spence and Young's Atlantic Capesize Index rose 52 points to 3,534 in the week ending Sept. 20. "The steep rise in the index over the last few weeks has gradually tailed off, but it still managed to climb over the 3,500 barrier this week and now stands 637 points above the same period in 1998," SS&Y said. "However, 637 points above awful, should only qualify as acceptable." Most rates were said to be flat or at least showed that interest was not diminishing

SS&Y Indices Drop Again

Shipbrokers Simpson, Spence and Young's Pacific Capesize Index fell 53 points to 5,284. "Owners have been keen to get their vessels fixed well before the office Christmas party to keep them trading over the festive period, which has been gratefully grasped by charterers who got the discounts they desired," SS&Y said. "This may not be the case in January when the balanced positional market will have little encouragement for owners to discount asking prices

Baltic Index Slips on Weaker Capesize Sector

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The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell slightly on Friday, dragged down by lower rates for capesize vessels.   The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, fell 1 point or 0.08 percent, to 1,183 points.   The capesize index decreased 29 points, or 1.26 percent, to end at 2,264 points.  

Baltic Index Edges Lower on Weaker Capesize Rates

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The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, slipped on Wednesday as rates for capesize vessels fell. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, fell 7 points or 0.52 percent to 1,337 points. The capesize index lost 96 points or 3.52 percent to end at 2,628 points, marking its biggest one-day percentage decline in two weeks.

Baltic Index Up On Firmer Rates for Panamaxes, Smaller Vessels

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The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, inched higher on Monday, hitting a fresh nearly three-year high as rates for panamaxes and smaller vessels increased. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, rose 13 points, or 0.94 percent, to 1,398 points, the highest since Nov. 10, 2014. However, the capesize index slipped 4 points, or 0.15 percent, to 2,681 points.

Capesize Rates Lift Baltic Index near Three-year High

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The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, hovered near a three-year high, supported by robust rates for capesize vessels. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, rose 34 points, or 2.4 percent, to 1,449 points - its highest level since November 5, 2014. The capesize index climbed 138 points, or 5.07 percent, to 2,861 points, its biggest gain since Nov. 25, 2014

Baltic Index Extends Gaining Streak

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Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose for a sixth consecutive session, helped by stronger rates for capesize and smaller vessels. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, rose 21 points, or 1.45 percent, to 1,470 points. The capesize index was up 87 points, or 3.04 percent, at 2,948 points.

Baltic Index Hits More Than 3-year High on Strong Capesize Rates

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The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose to its highest in three-and-a-half years on Friday, boosted by strong capesize rates. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, rose 32 points, or 2.18 percent, to end at 1,502 points, its highest since March 2014. The capesize index was up 199 points, or 6

Baltic Index Slides on Lower Rates for Larger Vessels

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The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, slipped for the second straight session on Wednesday, hurt by falling rates for larger vessels. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, fell 27 points, or 2.16 percent, to 1,222 points. The capesize index shed 107 points, or 4.3 percent, at 2,382 points - its biggest one-day percentage fall since July 27

Baltic Index Dips Again on Sagging Capesize Rates

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The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell for the third consecutive session on Thursday, weighed down by weaker rates for larger vessels.   The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, fell 22 points, or 1.8 percent, to 1,200 points.   The capesize index slipped 49 points, or 2.06 percent, to 2,333 points.  

Baltic Index Edges Higher on Firmer Capesize Vessel Rates

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The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, inched up on Friday, after declining for three-consecutive sessions, as rates for capesize vessels gained. The overall index — which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels — was up 9 points, or 0.75 percent, at 1,209 points. The capesize index gained 73 points, or 3.13 percent, at 2,406 points.

Baltic Index Inches Down on Capesize, Panamax Rates

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The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, edged down on Tuesday on lower rates across larger vessel segments.   The overall index — which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels — was down 6 points, or 0.5 percent, at 1,203 points.   The capesize index fell 25 points, or 1.04 percent, to 2,381 points.  

Baltic Index Falls on Weaker Vessel Demand

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The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell on Wednesday due to weaker demand for larger vessels. The overall index — which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels — was down 22 points, or 1.83 percent, at 1,181 points. The capesize index fell 99 points, or 4.16 percent, to 2,282 points. Average daily earnings for capesizes, which typically transport 150

Baltic Index Posts Best Day in Three Weeks

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The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates of ships carrying dry bulk commodities, posted its best day in nearly three weeks on Tuesday, helped by higher rates for all vessel types.   The index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, ended up 28 points at 1,215. The 2.36 percent rise was its biggest one-day gain since Aug. 17.   The capesize index gained 70 points, or 3.12 percent, to 2,313 points.  

Baltic Index Gains Nearly 3 Percent

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The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index rose nearly 3 percent on Wednesday to post its biggest percentage rise in three weeks as rates for all vessel segments perked up. The overall index tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities was up 35 points at 1,250 points. The Baltic index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, rose 2.88 percent to register its biggest one-day percentage rise since Aug. 17.

Baltic Index Hits Near 5-month High On Improving Vessel Rates

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The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, touched a near 5-month high on Thursday, driven by stronger demand across vessel segments. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, rose 46 points to 1,296 points, a level last touched on April 13. The 3.68 percent jump was its biggest in a single day since Aug. 11.

Baltic Index Hits near 3-year High

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The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, touched a near three-year high on Monday, supported by higher rates across all vessel segments.   The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, gained 23 points, or 1.73 percent, at 1,355 points - the highest since Nov. 2014.   "The market has been solely driven forward by the capesize shipping segment this year

Baltic Index Eases From Near Three-Year High

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The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, snapped a six-day winning streak on Tuesday, weighed down by weaker rates for capesize vessels.   The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, ended down 11 points, or 0.81 percent, at 1,344 points.   It had touched near three-year highs on Monday.  

Baltic Index Near Fresh 3-year High

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The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, touched a fresh near three-year high on Thursday, supported by firmer rates across vessel segments. The overall index — which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels — rose 24 points, or 1.8 percent, to 1,361 points, a peak since November 2014. The capesize index gained 14 points, or 0.53 percent, to 2,642 points.

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