Jinhui Shipping and Transportation (Jinhui Shipping) has terminated a deal to purchase a supramax bulk carrier from Greece’s Chartworld Shipping Corporation due to late delivery by the Greek shipowner.
Capesize rates have continued to be depressed by lack of physical activities this week. However, the paper market for capesize index managed to turn positive for the first time on Monday since late February 2019.
The freight market went relatively quiet for the week, ahead of the upcoming May holiday in China. There were no last-ditch fixtures seen just before holidays period and the strong Capesize rates might be the only deterrent for the Baltic Dry Index to slide under the 1,300 level and allowed the index to stabilise at a respectable level of 1,375 reading on Thursday, 26 April 2018.
The Baltic Exchange is dropping handysizes from its key dry bulk market index the BDI.
The capesize market took a hammering throughout the week as the lack of cargoes and tonnage oversupply problem persisted. The under-pressure capesize market pulled the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) to a five-month low at 1,139 points, down 25 points day-on-day at Thursday, 18 January 2018.
Capesize paper rates were pushed to a week-low on Wednesday despite a steady start but finally gave way to selling pressure. As such, January capesize paper saw numerous trades at $18,500 level before slipping to $16,875, down $2,200 day-on-day.