Tuesday, 14 December 10 THE FREIGHT RATES FROM INDONESIA TO INDIA AND CHINA REMAINED FIRM - CAPT. REDDY
COALspot.com - The freight market continued to be soft with the Cape sector most effected which was down by 289 points and closed at 2,694 points. The BDI was also down by 73 points and closed at 2,095 points.
The Panamax index was also remained soft and was down by 25 points and closed at 2,357 points. The Supramax and handy size were slightly up by 77 points and 14 points and closed at 1,670 points and 830 points respectively. The freight rates from Indonesia to India and china remained firm.
The bunker prices continued to be firm with crude trading above $ 90 per barrel. The charter rates for Supramax ships opening N. China were being fixed around $ 15000 per day for trip to India or China.
The average charter rates was at Cape/$ 25,375 per day , Panamax/$ 18,873 per day , Supramax/$ 17,458 per day and Handy size/$ 12,150 per day. The Supramax index in the feast (S6 route) continued firmed up by $ 769 per day (up by 5.43 pct) and closed at $ 14,914 per day (last week $ 14,145 per day).
The EC India/ China rates also firmed up and the Supramax S7 rates was up by $ 1,450 per day (up by 10.25 pct) and closed at $ 15,592 per day (last week $ 14,142 per day).
The S6 and S7 route seems will almost at same levels due to holiday season approaching.
The futures for three years (2011-2013) was at around Cape/$ 24,000 per day, Panamax/$ 17,500 per day, Supramax/$ 17,000 per day , Handy size/$ 12,500 per day.
The congestion in EC Australia remained same at 113 vessels this week (last week 113 vessels). The vessels waiting at main coal loading ports were at Hay point/5, DBCT/38,Gladstone/15,Abbot Point/4, New Castle/45, Port Kembla/4 vessels. On the WC Australia iron ore vessels waiting reduced to 22 vessels (last week 28 vessels).
The waiting at Indian ports for coal vessels was quite normal except for Paradip, Haldia, Kandla where the berthing delays was high.
The Brent crude prices was slightly down and closed at $ 90.55 per barrel (last week $ 91.58 per barrel). Bunker prices was slightly down and was at $ 500.50 pmt (last week $ 504 pmt) for IFO 380 cst ex Singapore on 10th Dec 2010.
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