There was only limited new business on offer in the Atlantic today, but
shorter tonnage lists helped to keep rates steady from the north Continent. An
Atlantic trip with 2 laden legs, Rotterdam/Gibraltar-Skaw was done at $12,750 daily.
There was also talk of trans-Atlantic business done from Italy, but details
were lacking. Pacific business saw little change today and owners continue to
ballast tonnage away from the region. A NoPac round paid $8,250 daily for
modern tonnage with mid-July delivery. A China/Taiwan run via east coast
Australia fixed at $9,000 daily. The Baltic Panamax index rose 12 to 1187.
Out of the Atlantic came word of the 1999-built 72,891 dwt Deep Seas fixing to
Oldendorff for July 21-23 delivery Lulea on a trip via the Baltic and the Cape
of Good Hope, with redelivery China at $18,500 daily.
The charterer also has the 2011-built 82,191 dwt Captain Antonis for July
22-29 delivery Rotterdam on a trip with 2 laden legs and redelivery Gibraltar-Skaw
at $12,750 daily.
The 2012-built 82,188 dwt Peppe Rizo has gone to an unnamed charterer for
August 01-05 delivery aps U.S. Gulf for a trip with redelivery Singapore-Japan at
$17,250 daily plus a ballast bonus $725,000.
Noble agreed $16,000 daily for the 2011-built 61,700 dwt Sunleaf Grace for
mid-July delivery aps Texas Gulf for 60-120 days trading with redelivery in
Pacific Panamax business saw the 2010-built 87,375 dwt Iolcos Pride for July
15-22 delivery CJK on a trip via East Australia with redelivery Taiwan at $9,000 daily.
The 2002-built 75,957 dwt Red Seto has gone to Beibu Gulf for July 14-15
delivery Rizhao on a trip via the U.S. Gulf with redelivery Singapore-Japan at
Iolcos Destiny 2012 87375 dwt delivery Guangzhou 13/14 July trip via Australia
redelivery Singapore-Japan $8500 daily - Polaris
Cargill was linked with the 2004-built 76,267 dwt Atlantic Breeze for July
16-18 delivery Bayuquan on a trip via NoPac with redelivery China at $8,250 daily.
An undisclosed charterer reportedly fixed the 2011-built 92,648 dwt Centrans
Rhea for July 12-13 delivery CJK on a trip via Australia with redelivery
Singapore-Japan at $7,500 daily.
In voyage business, Salzgitter took a TBN for August 01-15 loading 60,000 tons
10% coal from Roberts Bank to Hamburg and Hansaport at $17,75.
It emerged that ArcelorMittal recently fixed a TBN for July 25-August 08
loading 70,000 tons 10% coal from Dalrymple Bay to Praia Mole at $9,00.
Atlantic Capesize business was virtually unheard today, with rates for the
Tubarao/Qingdao said steady around $18,00. Things quieted in the East too,
with West Australia/Qingdao business reportedly falling to around $7.00, although
details were lacking. Some period business was reported fixed, with 10-12
months trading earning $10,500 daily for spot delivery. The Baltic Capesize
index dropped 76 to 1352 today.
In the Atlantic, the 1993-built Collonges went to Noble for July 21-30 loading
130,000 tons 10% coal from Newcastle to Qingdao at $11,60.
For the Pacific, BHP Billiton was said to have taken a TBN for July 16-17
loading 170,000 tons 10% ore from Port Hedland to Qingdao at $7,70.
Rio Tinto has been active. The charterer was linked with the 2005-built
Winning Confidence for July 27-30 loading 160,000 tons 10% ore from Dampier to Qingdao
A TBN was also reported to Rio Tinto for the same dates loading 160,000 tons
10% ore from Dampier to Qingdao at $7,45.
Rio Tinto has also taken another TBN for the same dates, cargosize and route
The 2005-built Aliki has gone to Louis Dreyfus for August 01-10 loading
170,000 tons 10% ore from Port Hedland to Qingdao at $7,10.
Period business in the East saw Classic Maritime fix the 2004-built 174,000
dwt Teh May for spot delivery Qingdao spot for 10-12 months trading with
redelivery worldwide at $10,500 daily.
The 1996-built 161,524 dwt Alpha Friendship for mid-July delivery South Korea
for 5-8 months trading with redelivery worldwide at $10,500 daily.
For Atlantic Handy business, there was a suggestion of easier numbers for
business as reported. A U.S. Gulf/Atlantic trip of about 60-120 days trading
paid a lower $16,000 daily. There was talk of a trip out paying in the
low-$20,000's daily range, but details were lacking. Pacific Handy business
trended sideways/slightly down, with supramax tonnage fixed at $8,250 daily
for spot China/India business via Indonesia. The Baltic Supramax index and
Handysize index fell 5 each today to 1294 and 696 respectively.
From the Atlantic, the 2011-built 61,700 dwt Sunleaf Maple has reportedly
fixed to Noble for July 14-18 delivery aps Texas Gulf on a trip of about 60-120 days
trading with redelivery in the Atlantic at $16,000 daily.
The Pacific basin included reports of Siva Bulk fixing the 2012-built 57,000
dwt AMS Pegasus III for July 13-18 delivery CJK on a trip via Indonesia with
redelivery full India at $8,250 daily.
The 2009-built 56,930 dwt Mandarin Sky will earn $9,000 daily from an
undisclosed charterer for July 14-16 delivery Qingdao on a trip via southeast
Asia with redelivery China.
Also unnamed was the charterer of the 2002-built 53,474 dwt Maple Creek,
taking the vessel for July 15-18 delivery Vizakhapatnam on a trip via Indonesia with
redelivery South China at $6,500 daily.
J.Lauritzen has the 2008-built 53,383 dwt Georgiana for spot delivery
Singapore on a trip via Indonesia with redelivery in the Philippines at $11,000 daily.
For period business, the 2007-built 53,500 dwt Genco Diamond will see $8,750
daily from Olam for spot delivery CJK for 3-5 months trading with redelivery