Bulk Indices

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List of bulk freight indices

BCI, BPI, BSI, BHSI

Baltic Capesize Index

RouteDeliveryTrip or CargoDurationRedelivery
standard BCI 2014 vessel max 10 years180,000 DWT on 18.2 m SSW14 kn laden/15 kn ballast on 62mt 380cst, no diesel at seaLOA 290m, beam 45m198,000 cbm grain
C2Tubarao160,000 LT iron oreRotterdam
C3Tubarao160,000 or 170,000 LT iron oreQingdao
C4Richards Bay150,000 MT coalRotterdam
C5West Australia160,000 or 170,000 MT iron oreQingdao
C7Puerto Bolivar150,000 MT coalRotterdam
C8_14Gibraltar-Hamburg rangeTransatlantic round voyage30-45 daysGibraltar-Hamburg range
C9_14Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp rageFar Eastabout 65 daysChina-Japan range
C10_14China-Japan rangePacific round voyage30-40 daysChina-Japan range
C14Qingdaovia Brazil80-90 daysChina-Japan range
C15Richards Bay160,000 MT coalFangcheng
C16North China-South Japan rangevia Australia, Indonesia,US Westcoast, S. Africa or Barzil65 daysUK-Continenent-Med within Skaw-Passero
C17Saldanah Bay170,000 MT iron oreQingdao

Baltic Panamax Index

RouteDeliveryTrip or CargoDurationRedelivery
Standard BPI vessel max 12 years74,000 DWT on 13.95 SSW14 kn on 32 mts laden/28 mts ballast 380cst, no diesel at seaLOA 225m, beam 32.2 m89,000 cbm grain
P1A_03Skaw-Gibraltar rangeTransatlantic round voyage incl. EastCoast South America45-60 daysSkaw-Gibraltar range
P2A_03Skaw-Gibraltar rangeFar East via EastCoast South America, USG or USEC60-65 daysTaiwan-Japan range
P3A_03Japan-South Korea rangeTranspacific round voyage via Australia or USWC35-50 daysJapan-South Korea range
P4A_03Japan-South Korea rangevia USWC or Australia50-60 daysSkaw-Passero range
P5Fuzhou-HongKong rangevia Indonesia20-25 daysFuzhou-HongKong range

Baltic Supramax Index

RouteDeliveryTrip or CargoDurationRedelivery
Standard BSI vessel max 15 years"Tess 52"
52,454 DWT on 12.02 SSW
14 kn laden/14.5 kn ballast on 30 mts 380cst, no diesel at seaLOA 189.99m, beam 32.26m
4x30 mt cranes with 12cbm grabs
67,756 cbm grain / 65,600 cbm bale
S1AAntwerp-Skaw rangeFar East60-65 daysSingapore-Japan range
S1Bpassing CanakkaleFar East50-55 daysSingapore-Japan range
S2South Korea-Japan rangeAustralia or Transpacific round voyage35-40 daysSouth Korea-Japan range
S3South Korea-Japan rangeEurope60-65 daysGibraltar-Skaw range
S4AUS GulfEuropeabout 30 daysSkaw-Passero range
S4BSkaw-Passero rangeUSAabout 30 daysUS Gulf
S5Dakar-Douala rangevia EC South America60-65 daysShanghai-Dalian range
S9Dakar-Douala rangevia EC South America45-50 daysSkaw-Passero range
S8Fuzhou-Fangcheng rangevia Indonesia20-25 daysChennai-Paradip range
S10Fuzhou-Fangcheng rangevia Indonesia20-25 daysFuzhou-Fangcheng range
S11Changjiangjou-Ningde rangeAustralia or transpacific round voyage35-50 daysfull China

Baltic Handysize Index

RouteDeliveryTrip or CargoDurationRedelivery
Standard BHSI vessel max 15 years28,000 DWT on 9.78 SSW14 kn on 22mts 380cst, no diesel at seaLOA 169m, beam 27m
5 Ho/HA
4x30mts cranes
37,523cbm grain / 35,762cbm bale
HS1Skaw-Passero rangeSouth America35-45 daysRecalada-Ria de Janeiro range
HS2Skaw-Passero rangeUS East Coast35-45 daysBoston-Galveston range
HS3Recalada-Ria de Janeiro rangeEurope35-45 daysSkaw-Passero range
HS4US GulfVia USG or North Coast South America35-45 daysSkaw-Passero range
HS5South East Asiavia Australia25-30 daysSingapore-Japan range
HS6South Korea-Japan rangevia North Pacific40-45 daysSingapore-Japan range incl. China
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  • November 2015
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