A buoyant period market for the capes this week with plenty of activity in the pacific and a strong market from West Australia to Japan and Korea. Period interest reported this week has mainly been around the one-year mark.
The positive momentum continued this week for the kamsarmax/panamax sector with a busy market from Indonesia to China. Rates for four to six months shot up to an average of $33,750/pdpr.
Rates for the smaller sizes went through the roof this week in the Atlantic and a strong market in the Pacific that has risen steadily throughout the week. Short-term period fixtures have been reported around the six-to-nine-month mark.
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