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IC Shipbrokers herewith welcomes you to today’s freight market report. We are giving you an insight in today’s freight market and an update with the latest freight market indications.
It was another day with kind of slower activity in the dry cargo segment, and again the market tendency remains the same as all the last week and yesterday
The capesizes continued today with okay activity but still with little falling rates in all areas and directions, except in the Pacific where small increasing rates were seen. For the panamax size the market today were with better activity and therefore the result of today was again mainly stable rates in all areas and directions.
For the supramax and handysize dry cargo tonnage the market today was with unchanged good activity. The supramax tonnage in West Africa was today again with falling rates, and had stable rates in all other areas and directions. For the handysize segment the freight market was with almost stable and mostly unchanged rates in all areas and directions today.
The European coaster market was with little better activity. In the Baltic Sea area or on the Continent the freight rates were stable but still many open vessels this week. The freight rates in the Black Sea area were also today with further slight falls and the Mediterranean today had also further falling rates.
The tanker market was with further good activity today. The crude oil tankers were again with okay activity and with slight increased freight rate levels in most areas and directions. The product tanker market was today with fine activity and resulting in stable freight rate levels from the various loading areas.