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BIMCO releases report on the smaller dry bulk segments

BIMCO has recently released a report on how the fundamental balance will continue to deteriorate in 2020, offering little support to operators hoping to pass on higher fuel costs, caused by the sulfur cap, to shippers.

 
 

Higher rates for smaller vessels lift Baltic index

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index has recently edged higher as gains in the Panamax and Supramax vessel segments offset lower capesize rates, Reuters reports.

 
 

Baltic index slips as capesize rates fall

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index has fallen, as a drop in rates for capesize vessels outweighed a rise in other vessel segments.

 
 
 

Freight derivative trade volumes up in 2018

In 2018, freight derivative volumes in the tanker market rose by 20%, volumes in the dry market rose 1.4%, and dry options volumes rose by 44%.