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Main sea freight index at Baltic Exchange continue to gain to 699 points
Jul 11,2016 10:00CST
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The main sea freight index at Baltic Exchange for ships carrying dry bulk commodities continued to gain mainly on Thursday on higher cape, panamax and supramax rates.

UNITED KINGDOM July 08 2016 11:35 AM

LONDON (Scrap Register): The main sea freight index at Baltic Exchange for ships carrying dry bulk commodities continued to gain mainly on Thursday on higher cape, panamax and supramax rates.

The Baltic Dry Index, which provides an assessment of the price of moving the major raw materials – such as coal, iron ore and grain – by sea by taking in 23 shipping routes measured on a time charter basis, up by another 05 points to 688 points on Thursday.

The index is based on a daily survey of agents all over the world. Baltic Dry hit a temporary peak on May 20, 2008, when the index hit 11,793. The lowest level ever reached was on February 10 2016, when the index plummeted to 290 points.


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