Atlantic basin rates fall but Capesize provides positive note

Atlantic basin rates fall but Capesize provides positive note
Published: 20 September 2012


After hitting a new record low for the year at 661 on 12 September, the Baltic Dry Index edge up again to 772 one week later. Dahlman Rose attributes the increase to “modestly higher” Capesize rates. "Considering the downwards pressure currently in Chinese steel prices, we do not expect a significant boost to rates in the near term," Dahlman Rose strategists Omar M Nokta and Damien Fortune said in a note to clients.   

 

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