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Records tumble as capesizes go for quarter of a million a day

Hong Kong: Strong demand in the Atlantic from South America and the US is pushing spot prices to new highs likely to crack November's record $253,000 a day.
Ships were fixed yesterday for around $250,000 a day and prices are likely to remain stratospheric for the coming couple of weeks as tonnage remains stretched in the Atlantic and farmer blockades in  Argentina lay up panamaxes.  [9/5/08]

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