Cement News tagged: Freight Markets

Dry bulk stability despite rate falls

24 November 2005, Published under Cement News

While most rates had taken a southbound direction by mid week, pessimism does not seem to have spread out as far as the whole industry. One significant announcement has been made this week by a major

Markets still lack direction

17 November 2005, Published under Cement News

Despite some improvement on the Capesize front the dry bulk market is still lacking direction particularly if we compare it to last year during the same period when rates were rocketing towards unprec

Activity levels down

07 November 2005, Published under Cement News

In a market that lacks direction, the news coming from China is also playing on shipping players’ nerves. First the lobbying body of local steel makers, the CISA, announced that 48 producers "pl

Activity levels down

03 November 2005, Published under Cement News

In a market that lacks direction, the news coming from China is also playing on shipping players’ nerves. First the lobbying body of local steel makers, the CISA, announced that 48 producers "pl

Market declines in evidence

Market declines in evidence

26 October 2005, Published under Cement News

More ships in the short term but more cargoes in the longer term. Rates have been dragged down this week by a list of prompt ships becoming longer than the number of stems to cover, particularly in th

Some more signs of winter rate rises

14 October 2005, Published under Cement News

Despite rather normal volumes on the market this week people are getting a bit nervous as rates, however, have been on the rise, which could signal a stronger winter upturn than initially expected. On

Mixed signals from the markets

Mixed signals from the markets

07 October 2005, Published under Cement News

After both the Atlantic and Pacific Capesize markets softened a little bit, there were, however, some signs at the end of last week showing for a slightly stronger trend this week, especially within t

Winter months point to higher freights

30 September 2005, Published under Cement News

By the end of the week, while dry bulk markets have started marking a pause in the quite strong rise they’ve enjoyed over the last three weeks, players prepare themselves to further rise in fre

Higher freights expected this winter

27 September 2005, Published under Cement News

By the end of the week, while dry bulk markets have started marking a pause in the quite strong rise they’ve enjoyed over the last three weeks, players prepare themselves to further rise in fre

New deliveries will probably influence rate trends

09 September 2005, Published under Cement News

After eight months of already intense shipbuilding activity, the rest of the year could see almost the same pace of tonnage addition which means, more than one Cape size vessel delivered per week, nea

Some gains noted with markets firming

17 August 2005, Published under Cement News

As expected, last week saw the Capesize market continuing to rise in both basins. In spite of uncertainty concerning the price evolution of raw materials, production targets are expected to be met. Si

Some signs of an upturn visible

10 August 2005, Published under Cement News

Despite the fall in rates recorded over the last three/four months, owners have so far preferred to wait for a rebound. The upturn registered this week, at least on the Cape and Panamax markets, shows

Downward trend still prevalent

03 August 2005, Published under Cement News

As it had been widely expected, the currency changes operated by China have not provoked any shock on the shipping markets and they strongly refuted this week to have plans to make some further moneta

Freight market looks to China - again

28 July 2005, Published under Cement News

The dry bulk markets were really waiting for good news for quite some time now and the disconnection between the Yuan and the dollar decided last week, despite its limited scope, is definitely a good

Freight market comeback later this year?

20 July 2005, Published under Cement News

While the Cape market is climbing alone at present, it increasingly seems that everyone is preparing again for a comeback of demand but don’t know yet what impact this will have on the figures.

Freights: down but certainly not out

13 July 2005, Published under Cement News

While dry bulk freight markets are not clearly showing the way for a hard or a soft landing, particularly this week with strong divergences between the Capes and the smaller sizes, it still seems that