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Lidt Drybulk betragtninger


49735 akademikeren 12/12 2011 11:59
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During the past few months, freight rates for dry bulk carriers, especially Capesizes have increased significantly, providing ship owners with a much needed boost. Still, the oversupply haven't been solved overnight. This will take a few more years to happen, provided that newbuilding orders remain at modest levels and scrapping of older ones doesn't seize.In an interview with Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide, BIMCO's
Chief Shipping Analyst, Peter Sand said that for the coming couple of months, BIMCO holds the view that the Capesize Time Charter Average will remain at USD 20,000-30,000 per day. but the tonnage oversupply will eventually hit back. "Meanwhile, we reiterate our forecast on the Panamax and Supramax freight rates that are likely to stay put in the USD 13,000-17,000 per day interval. Handysize rates are expected to gain traction and return to the USD 9,000-13,000 per day interval" said Sand.He went to add that 2012 is likely to become as challenging as 2011. The pressure from the supply-side is set to ease a bit and drift down to around 11-12% but unfortunately the demand-side also looks set to end on the softer side of 2011.
Looking back in 2011, how would you describe this year in terms of dry bulk freight rates and the general movement of the industry's benchmark, the BDI (Baltic Dry Index)?

Following the positive surprise that the industry experienced during 2010, 2011 have been very different. The combination of several demand-side disruptions and a freak wave of new built tonnage entering the fleet, has made the BDI drop by a significant 44% y-o-y. The fact that the amount of tonnage that went to the breakers was double-up on our initial forecast helped a lot, but cannot prevent the overall fleet to grow by 14%.
The year has been full of surprises. I'll guess only very few had foreseen the main events of 2011 before they actually happened. The "Arab spring", the massive flooding in Australia and South Africa and the triple disaster in Japan all events that was affecting dry bulk as well as wet bulk to a large extent. The Capesize segment was mostly hurt. During the first half of year, average time charter earnings of USD 8,500 per day only just covered OPEX for most vessels, leaving nothing to pay financial costs. But after a bit of a summer lull for Capesizes, freight rates really took off in August when China resumed massive buying of iron ore at a time when tonnage was tight in Atlantic basin. Congestion in both exporting and importing ports went up and lifted rates to year-high level where they are still hovering. The fact that the freight rate today is close to USD 30,000 per day is a positive surprise too - framing a year full of surprises and ending it on a happy note.

How is the current balance between demand and supply being shapen up?

The winter market is providing some support to the markets - and when you look at rates for Panamax and Handymax at USD 15,000 per day it actually not that bad when you look at it from a historical perspective. Trouble is of course that the fleet that ploughs the seas today is purchased at relatively higher prices than ever before - requiring higher rates to break even - when taking account of financing costs on top of ordinary OPEX.
For the coming couple of months, BIMCO holds the view that the Capesize Time Charter Average will remain at USD 20,000-30,000 per day but the tonnage oversupply will eventually hit back. Meanwhile, we reiterate our forecast on the Panamax and Supramax freight rates that are likely to stay put in the USD 13,000-17,000 per day interval. Handysize rates are expected to gain traction and return to the USD 9,000-13,000 per day interval.

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12/12 2011 20:13 akademikeren 049749



En kort kommentar: Verden under forandring. Her i sidste uge var der en uskyldig nyhed om at Shanghai Shipping Exchange nu ville lancere et konkurrerende index til BDI.

Det er endnu et signal, som om vi manglede det, at Europa ikke er den supermagt vi var engang.



12/12 2011 21:35 Tonny9 049751



Suk - Og der er ikke meget der tyder på at det bliver bedre - Tværtigmod - Jeg behøver bare nævne generationsbeskatningen. Det er ikke ligefrem den type lovforslag der giver vækst i Danmark eller Europa.

Vi bliver stille og roligt kørt bagud, hvis vi ikke tager os sammen.

Nå det var bare lige en sidebemærkning.



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