Baltic Handysize Index (BHSI)

The Baltic Exchange Handysize Index (BHSI) is a daily average calculated from the reports of an independant international board of Panellists. These Panellists are required to make a daily assessment on a basket of timecharter and voyage routes in the dry bulk shipping market representative of Handysize vessels.

The Baltic Exchange Handysize vessel description:

28,000 mt dwt self trimming single deck bulkcarrier on 9.78m ssw 169m loa 27 m beam.  5 holds/5 hatches.  37,523 c.um grain 35,762 c.um bale 14 knots average laden/ballast on 22 mt ifo (380) no diesel at sea. 4 x 30 t cranes. Maximum age 15 years.

Route 1:
Dely Skaw – Passero for a trip about 35/45 days, redelivery Recalada – Rio de Janeiro range. 5% Laycan 5/10 days in advance.
Weighting 12.5%

Route 2:
Dely Skaw – Passero range for a trip about 35/45 days, redelivery Boston – Galveston range. 5% . Laycan 5/10 days in advance.
Weighting 12.5%.

Route 3:
Dely Recalada – Rio de Janeiro for a trip about 35/45 days, redelivery Skaw – Passero range. 5% . Laycan 5/10 days in advance.
Weighting 12.5%.

Route 4:
Dely US Gulf for a trip about 35/45 days, via US Gulf or NC South America, redelivery Skaw – Passero range. 5% . Laycan 5/10 days in advance.
Weighting 12.5%

Route 5:
Dely SE Asia for a trip via Australia, about 25/30 days, redelivery Singapore – Japan range including China. 5% . Laycan 5/10 days in advance.
Weighting 25%.

Route 6:
Dely S Korea – Japan range for a trip via Nopac of about 40/45 days, redelivery Singapore-Japan range including China. 5%. Laycan 5/10 days in advance.
Weighting 25%

All routes are based on always within IWL and always afloat.

Details provided by the Baltic Exchange Information Services Ltd.

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