The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index , tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, inched higher on Thursday helped by stronger rates for capesize vessels. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, was up seven points, or 0.7 percent, at 1,012 points. The capesize index jumped 50 points, or 3.04 percent, to 1,695 points after falling 40% over the last month.
|One week ago||1480||1023||811|
|Spot time charter||$ 12,944/day||$ 7,980/day||$ 8,818/day|
|One week ago||$ 11,499/day||$ 8,225/day||$ 8,959/day|