The chartering market seems to be in gradual decline, whilst numbers are still satisfactory for the owners to cash in. Kamsarmax tonnage has been traded from Black Sea for a Red Sea r/v at close to US$ 16,000 daily. To cover a cargo from Venezuela charterers were ready to pay US$ 15,000 daily with delivery India via Venezuela to Singapore/Japan, but dropped the ideas because of uncertainty over eventual sanctions.
Off the Continent Ultra tonnage has been traded at US$ 15,500-16,000 daily for 2 laden legs with redelevery Atlantic. Another Ultra was shown US$ 27,000 daily from the Continent via Baltic to India. Ultra tonnage is likely to find takers at around US$ 13,500-14,000 daily for a trip to ECSA, whilst to US Gulf the rate is lower at around US$ 12,000 daily, but why?
A 28,000dwt tonnage has been rumoured done at US$ 10,000 daily for a trip from ECUK via the Baltic to the East Med. Voyage rates exchanged for 30,000mt coke from the Baltic to North Spain equate to around US$12,000 daily on Supramax tonnage open on the Continent.
From Black Sea/East Med Supra tonnage is said to hold at around US$ 17,000 daily for a trip to West Africa. Handysize tonnage appears stable as well with 34,000dwt tonnage bid US$ 11,000 daily for a trip to the Continent or US$ 13,500 daily for a trip to the East Med, which looks a bit softer. An interesting fixture from Sea of Marmara to Quebec has been rumoured concluded on a 31,000 dwt – Laker – ballasting from Gibraltar at the daily equivalent of around US$ 9,000 daily basis Gibraltar or around US$ 12,000 daily basis Marmara.
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