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Handy freight market. Baltic & Continent // week 46

18.11.16
14:08

The situation has improved somewhat for Handysize/Supramax owners in the Baltic & Continent. The demand for such fleethas strengthened in the region, primarily that for Handysize vessels. Scrap and fertilizers are most frequently offered for transportation from the regional ports. Shipments of grain remain slack.

In these circumstances, the owners are trying to raise the rates in the basin. The time-charter ratesfor shipments on main routes have risen within $0.5-1k daily. A 35,000 dwt vessel has been chartered at $10k daily bss dely Brake via St Petersburg redel Turkey. The deal for a Handysize carrier chartered for coal transportation bss dely Poland redel ARAG has been signed at $9k daily. A 27,000 dwt ship has been chartered at $8.5k daily bss dely Skaw via Baltic redel Continent. The time-charter for Handysize fleet bss dely Baltic/Continent redel Feast is quoted by brokers at about $10-11k daily, that bss redel India – at $12k daily. A 63,000 dwt vessel has been chartered at $14.5k daily for transportation of fertilizers bss DOP dely Cartagena via Baltic redel India (via Suez). The rates for Ultramax carriers bss dely Continent redel EMed have been voiced at $12k daily. The deals for Supramax fleet bss dely Continent redel EMed are signed at $9-10k daily, those bss redel Feast – at about $11-12k daily.

The owners have also managed to raise the voyage-basis ratesin the region ($0.25-1/t up). Carrying 25-30,000 t of fertilizers from the Baltic ports to Brazil is quoted by brokers at $16-18/t. A 27,000 t lot of grain from Germany to Algeria has been fixedat $17/t, though such shipments are also quotedat $18-19/t.

The difference in owners' and charterers' ideas may sharpen next week. Handysize/Supramax owners will continue to raise the rates. Moreover, some market participants expect the trade to perk up in the region, which, in their opinion, will be caused by players’ plans to close their annual contracts. An upward trend in the Panamax segment may have a positive impact on Supramax rates.

Fertilizers, 25,000t, Riga - Santos, $/tonne

Time-charter-trip rates, $/day

Coal, 20,000t, Vysotsk - Pietarsaari, $/tonne

Current Supramax abt 55,000 dwt TCT rates bss APS delivery

Continent - EMed 9-9.5k daily
Continent - Far East 11-12k daily

Current Handysize abt 30,000 dwt TCT rates bss APS delivery

Continent - EMed 8.5-9k daily

Main freight rates

Cargo Lot Loading port Country Discharging port Country Given load rate Given disch rate Rate, $/tonne** w-o-w
flat rolled steel 25,000t St. Petersburg Russia 1 port Italy 5000c 5000x 18-19 +0,5
scrap (sf 50`) 45,000t Antwerp Belgium Marmara Sea ports Turkey 8000x 7000c 12 +0,25
scrap (sf 55`) 30,000t Antwerp Belgium Alexandria Egypt 7000x 3500x 17-17,5 +0,5
scrap (sf 55`) 30,000t Rotterdam Netherlands Nemrut Bay Turkey 6000x 6000c 16,5-17 +0,5
scrap (sf 56-58`) 20,000t Rotterdam Netherlands Diliskelesi Turkey 5000x 5000c 20-20,5 +0,5
scrap (sf 55-60`) 15,000t St. Petersburg Russia Barcelona Spain 3000c 4000x 20,5-21 +0,5
coal 30,000t Riga Latvia Rotterdam / Antwerp Netherlands / Belgium 8000c 8000c 8-9 +0,25
coal 30,000t Riga Latvia Liverpool UK 8000c 7000x 11 +0,25
coal 30,000t Ventspils Latvia Rotterdam / Antwerp Netherlands / Belgium 8000c 8000c 7,5-8 +0,25
coal 30,000t Ventspils Latvia Liverpool UK 8000c 7000x 10,5-11 +0,25
coal (sf 41-42`) 20,000t Ust-Luga Russia East Coast UK 5000c 5000x 11-11,5 +0,25
coal (sf 41-42`) 20,000t Vysotsk Russia East Coast UK 3500c 5000x 12-12,5 +0,25
coal (sf 41-42`) 20,000t Vysotsk Russia Pietarsaari Finland 3500c 4000x 8,5-9 +0,25
coal (sf 41-42`) 20,000t Vysotsk Russia Helsinki Finland 3500c 4000x 7-7,5 +0,25
potassium fertilizers 40,000t Ventspils Latvia 1 port India 8000c 6000x 30-31 +0,5
ammonium nitrate in big bags 25,000t St. Petersburg Russia Santa Fe Argentina 8000c 5000c 18-19 +1
ammonium nitrate 25-30,000t St. Petersburg Russia 1 port Brazil 8000c 6000c 16-17 +1
sulphur 30,000t Ust-Luga Russia 1 port Brazil 8000c 6000c 16-17 +1
sulphur 25,000t St. Petersburg Russia 1 port Morocco 8000c 5000x 16-17 +1
urea 25-30,000t St. Petersburg Russia 1 port Brazil 8000c 6000c 16,5-17 +1
urea 25,000t Klaipeda Lithuania West Coast Mexico 8000c 3500c 25 +1
urea 22,000t Riga Latvia Dakar Senegal 7000c 2500c 17 +1
fertilizers 25,000t Klaipeda Lithuania Paita Peru 8000c 3500x 25 +1
fertilizers 25,000t Riga Latvia Veracruz Mexico 7000c 5000c 16-17 +1
fertilizers 25,000t Riga Latvia 1 port Brazil 7000c 6000c 16-17 +1
fertilizers 25,000t Murmansk Russia Rosario Argentina 7000c 5000c 20 +1
fertilizers 25,000t Murmansk Russia 1 port India 7000c 4000x 36 +1
fertilizers 25,000t Ventspils Latvia New Orleans USA 8000c 8000c 17 +1
wheat (sf 47-48`) 30,000t Rouen France 1 port Tunisia 10000x 2500x 16 +1
wheat (sf 47-48`) 25,000t Rouen France Algiers Algeria 10000x 3500x 15-16 +1
wheat (sf 43-44`) 25,000t Hamburg Germany 1 port Morocco 10000x 5000x 14-16 +1

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