Shipping and Trade

  • 87.7k

     Ships tracked

  • 24k

     Time series

  • 50

     Years Publishing shipping data

  • 9.3bn

     Traded annually by sea (tonnes)

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Steve Gordon
MD Clarksons Research Services Ltd

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Growth of seaborne trade



  • DryPmx: Familiar start to wk with little fixing reported but numbers were flying around mainly from owners.Charterers largely happy to wait.

  • DryCape: Subdued start to wk as rates struggle in both basins. WAus/China fixed $8.60 for end Sept/Oct dates and dipped to $8.50 early Oct.

  • Dry Handy: Flat Monday in gulf, as chrts and ows ease into the wk. Some fresh Cont reqs and positive sentiment, wait to see improved rates.

  • DryPmx: Sloppy week end in both basins. Given fhaul and ta rates aren't miles apart it will be interesting to see where mkt goes next week.

  • DryCape: Early dates on C5 rumoured fixed for a premium at $9 for 19th Sep eta. TARV bid/offer ended the week at low teens vs high teens.