Sunday, 24 June 12 SUPRAMAX FREIGHT MARKET FIRMED UP FROM INDONESIA TO INDIA - VISTAAR
COALspot.com - This week all the segments gained and marked was firm in the Supramax and Handy size sector, where as the Cape and Panamax index was only marginally up by about 1 pct.
Towards end of the week however it appeared the momentum was lost slightly.
The BDI was up by 54 points (up 5.84 points) closing at 978 points . The cape index was marginally up by 7 points (up by 0.61 pct) closing at 1,155 points and the Panamax index was up by 17 points (up by 1.60 pct) closing at 1,048 points. The Supramax and Handy size index were the biggest gainers which was up by 11.12 pct (closing at 1,179 pct) and 7.96 pct (closing at 705 points).
The Supramax freight market firmed up from Indonesia to India and vessels were trading around US$ 8,000 for delivery South China for trip to India. Not much activity on the period charters. The freight rates are expected to be steady this week.
The average charter rates was at Cape/US$ 3,570 per day , Panamax/US$ 8,346 per day , Supramax/US$ 12,323 per day and Handy size/US$ 10,247 per day.
The futures for three years (2012-2015) was at around Cape/US$ 14,000 per day, Panamax/US$ 10,500 per day, Supramax/US$ 11,000 per day , Handy size/US$ 9,000 per day.
The supramax index in the far east (S8 route) was sharply up 49.40 pct and closed at US$ 7,355 per day (last week US$ 4,923 per day) and S7 route was up by 14.80 pct and closed at US$ 6,111 per day (last week US$ 5,323 per day) . Both routes likely to be steady/firm next week.
The congestion in EC Australia was at 103 vessels this week (last week 81 vessels). The vessels waiting at main coal loading ports were at Hay point/4, DBCT/19, Gladstone/11, Abbot Point/1, New Castle/55, Port Kembla/12 vessels. On the WC Australia iron ore vessels waiting was at 43 vessels (last week 49 vessels).
The Brent crude oil prices fell sharply and closed at US$ 91.44 per barrel (last week US$ 97.60 per barrel) and bunkers prices softened closing at US$ 565.50 pmt (last week US$ 609.50 pmt) for IFO 380 cst ex Singapore on 22 June 2012.
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