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Weekly Dry Time Charter Estimates, March 25 2020

Although still in negative territory, the Capesize market moved up this week with activity from on the West Australia to China route. However, period fixtures remained at very low levels.

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Weekly Dry Time Charter Estimates, March 18 2020

Capesize period activity levels have been very low this week and rates moved sideways as the impact of the covid-19 virus continues to weigh heavily on markets and global demand.

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Weekly Dry Time Charter Estimates, March 11 2020

The capesize period rates moved up slightly due to sentiment from crude although with so much uncertainty in the market it is hard to get excited about any changes in the market.

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Weekly Dry Time Charter Estimates, March 04 2020

Macroeconomic pressures continued to weigh heavily on the capesize sector, a few short-term period deals have been reported that provide cover from the spot market as the BCI remains in negative territory.

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Weekly Dry Time Charter Estimates, February 26 2020

Global issues continued to put pressure on the capesize market as fears of the impact of the coronavirus continued to weigh heavily on the larger sizes this week and TC rates remained flat.

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Weekly Dry Time Charter Estimates, February 19 2020

The capesize period market remained flat with very few TC fixtures reported, the average rate for a cape for one year is estimated as $14,925/pdpr.

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Weekly Dry Time Charter Estimates, February 12 2020

There are hopes that the capesize market has finally bottomed out as the BDI ticked up very slightly this week and on the period side, a couple of fixtures were reported around the one-year market although levels remain low.

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Weekly Dry Time Charter Estimates, February 05 2020

Fears over the impact of the coronavirus on global trade, coupled with the extended Chinese New Year break, implemented by the chinese government as a measure to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, have put pressure on the capesize market and the BCI plunged to a historical low.

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Weekly Dry Time Charter Estimates, January 29 2020

The capesize market continued to fall this week with very little in the way of period activity, the average rate for a capesize for one year is currently down 14% from the start of the year to $12,500/pdpr.

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Weekly Dry Time Charter Estimates, January 22 2020

Unsurprisingly the capsize period market has been slow as is usually the case this time of year in the weeks running up to Chinese New Year.

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Weekly Dry Time Charter Estimates, January 15 2020

The dry bulk market has faced additional pressure this week and rates have continued to fall, the timecharter market has been no exception and capesize rates have fallen across all periods, with little signs of recovery in the coming weeks due to the impending Chinese New Year celebrations.

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Weekly Dry Time Charter Estimates, January 08 2020

The year has commenced with the capesize period market falling in line with a significant drop in the Baltic indices, as is usually the case this time of year in the weeks running up to Chinese New Year.

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Weekly Dry Time Charter Estimates, December 18 2019

Capesize period rates have moved down this week off the back of falling spot rates as demand has slowed.

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Weekly Dry Time Charter Estimates, December 11 2019

Capesize period rates remained firm this week and a few period deals have been reported ranging from one to three years.

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Weekly Dry Time Charter Estimates, December 04 2019

As the BDI has continued to rise over the past week, this has given a boost to the capesize period market where activity levels have improved, with interest in longer fixtures around the three-year mark.

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