Saturday, 07 July 12 BALTIC INDEX UP ON STRONG CAPE, PANAMAX RATES - VISTAAR
COALspot.com - This week all the segments were firmed up with BDI up by 15.23 pct (up by 153 points) closing at 1,157 points.
The cape index also jumped sharply by 25.46 pct (up by 303 points) closing at 1,493 points.
The Panamax index was also sharply up by 14.73 pct (up by 145 points) closing at 1,129 points. The Supramax was slightly up by 3.10 pct (up by 39 points) closing at 1,296 points. But, the handy size index was slightly down by 0.83 points closing at 713 points.
The Supramax freight market firmed up from Indonesia to India and vessels were trading around US$ 9,000-9,500 delivery South China for trip to India. Short Period charter rates for Supramax was around US$ 11000 per day and for panamax was around US$ 8500 per day. The freight rates is expected to be steady next week too.
The average charter rates was at Cape / $ 7,904 per day , Panamax / $ 9,002 per day , Supramax / $ 13,556 per day and Handy size / $ 10,309 per day.
The futures for three years (2012-2015) was at around Cape / US$ 15,000 per day, Panamax / US$ 11,000 per day, Supramax / US$ 11,000 per day , Handy size / US$ 9,250 per day.
The supra max index in the feast (S8 route) was up by 4.95 pct and closed at US$ 8,582 per day (last week US$ 8,177 per day) and S7 route was up by 3.63 pct and closed at US$ 6,995 per day (last week US$ 6,750 per day) . Both routes likely to be firm next week.
The congestion in EC Australia was at 70 vessels this week (last week 86 vessels).
The vessels waiting at main coal loading ports were at Hay point/1, DBCT/14, Gladstone/12, Abbot Point/2, New Castle/37, Port Kembla/4 vessels. On the WC Australia iron ore vessels waiting was at 37 vessels (last week24 vessels).
The Brent crude oil prices was up during the week and softened close of the week almost at same levels as last week at US$ 97.99 per barrel (last week US$ 97.66 per barrel) and bunkers prices also increased closing at US$ 607.00 pmt (last week US$ 575.50 pmt) for IFO 380 cst ex Singapore on 6th June 2012.
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Sunday, 02 October 11 INDIAN COAL IMPORTS PICKED UP - CAPT. REDDY
COALspot.com - The BDI dropped by 1 pct and Cape index dropped by 6 pct closing at 1,899 points and 3,136 points respectively. However all other seg ...