Sea Freight Index Increases Across Vessel Segments


The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index.BADI, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose for the sixth consecutive session on Thursday, as vessel rates gained across all segments.

Vessel Segments 

The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax shipping vessels, gained 70 points or 4.2% to 1,758.


  • The capesize index.BACI rose to its highest in three weeks, adding 90 points or 3.5% to 2,664.
  • Average daily earnings for capesize vessels.BATCA, which typically transports 150,000-tonne cargoes carrying commodities such as iron ore and coal, increased $746 to $22,096.
  • Dalian iron ore futures fell as Chinese authorities intervened to control soaring prices and weak property data fuelled concerns about demand from the key steel-consuming sector.


  • The Panamax index.BPNI rose 107 points or 6.3% to 1,800, the highest since mid-April.
  • Average daily earnings for Panamax vessels.BPWT, which usually carries about 60,000 to 70,000 tonnes of coal or grain cargo, was up $955 to $16,196.


  • Among smaller vessels, is the supramax index.BSIS climbed to its highest in three weeks, adding 37 points or 3.3% to 1,178.

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Source: HotCopper