Intermodal Weekly Market Report [W06]

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The second month of the year is traditionally a particularly interesting one for the shipping industry as a whole and even more importantly for the dry bulk market. The period starting from January and extends up until the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations is traditionally a quiet one for bulkers. Let us not forget that during February 2016 the BDI marked its record low, while the lowest level for the index in 2017 was also recorded during the month of February.
Despite the fact that we are now approaching 2018’s Lunar New Year and the effects of the traditional slowdown are already visible, the BDI remains – at least for now – in excess of 1,100 points, signaling a rather positive period March onwards if the pattern of previous years repeats itself that is.

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