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Thursday, March 4, 2010

How to tell market rates for unusual shipping routes?

Thanks.Noted well...Can you please give some guidance on how to understand the market based on BDI & Fixtures reported. Normally fixture reports cover some major fixtures in major routes. How can we get an idea on the present rates in other routes for eg: An inter PG voyage
for a handymax or a PG / WCI trip.

Of course we can run a calculation. Apart from this is there any way?
Sorry if my question looks meaningless.
With Rgds

Varun



March 3, 2010 9:28 PM

The Virtual Shipbroker said...

Hello Varun

The bdi merely gives a general overview of the dry bulk market. but as you know thre are many markets within the bigger market.

The only way to tell the market for a specific route (if that route is not one of the major routes) is to run a voyage calculation. The may occassionally be a reported fixture but this is occassional and the terms are often different.

The best way to keep tabs on the market for unusual routes is to run voyage calculations every week. Thats what i do anyway on my voyage estimation software

Once you have an estimation proforma -  all you then have to do is add the updated Time charter market rate for the ship in question plus add bunker prices. Will take 10 seconds and the market is at your finger tips


Thanks for the qustion
cheers
VS

4 comments:

  1. Hi Vs,

    Thanks very much for ur answer. Again in the case of a broker for daily TC hire rate there has to be some guidance from Owners or the market. So can we run a calculation if TC hire rate is not available?

    With Rgds
    Varun

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  2. the tc hire rate is an interesting one. That comes to market knowledge aad the baltic daily fixture report helps out in this regard. Most large brokerage shops also readily give out what they believe the TC market to be for certain ships and areas.

    The bottom line is this - if you are IN THE MARKET you should know the rates..

    cheers
    vs

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  3. Hi Vs,

    Thanks for your clarification. I'm just a beginner in broking. Pls excuse me.

    With Rgds
    Varun

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  4. awesome questions varun. Dont apologise!

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