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Baltic Exchange Indices

The Baltic Exchange Handysize Index (BHSI) was formally launched in 2007 and is a measure of the strength of spot freight earnings for smaller dry bulk vessels, currently based on a standard 28,000 dwt bulk carrier.

The Baltic Exchange Supramax Index (BSI) was officially launched in 2006 and is currently based on a standard 58,000 dwt bulk carrier.

The BHSI and BSI reflect average spot market TCE earnings across several representative routes.

The Baltic Exchange Dry Index (BDI) is the dry bulk freight market indicator comprising several key routes across the Capesize, Panamax and Supramax segments.

Key: BDI = Baltic Exchange Dry Index
BSI = Baltic Exchange Supramax Index
BHSI = Baltic Exchange Handysize Index

Baltic Indices

BHSI BSI BDI
% Net TC Avg % Net TC Avg Difference %
6-mths 624 -5.4 - 875 22.7 - 1413 -214 -15.1
3-mths 529 11.5 - 871 23.3 - 1167 32 2.7
1-mth 621 -5.0 - 1025 4.8 - 1281 -82 -6.4
1-wk 586 0.7 - 1053 2.0 - 1468 -269 -18.3
 
15-May-18 586 - US$8,124 1053 - US$10,870 1468 - -
16-May-18 587 0.2 US$8,140 1056 0.3 US$10,878 1403 -65 -4.4
17-May-18 589 0.3 US$8,164 1064 0.8 US$10,904 1305 -98 -7.0
18-May-18 590 0.2 US$8,174 1069 0.5 US$10,915 1273 -32 -2.5
21-May-18 591 0.2 US$8,192 1071 0.2 US$10,918 1239 -34 -2.7
22-May-18 590 -0.2 US$8,181 1074 0.3 US$10,925 1199 -40 -3.2