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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 584 -3.9 - 911 11.5 - 1125 532 47.3
3-mths 623 -10.0 - 1022 -0.6 - 1201 456 38.0
1-mth 594 -5.6 - 1093 -7.0 - 1419 238 16.8
1-wk 558 0.5 - 994 2.2 - 1632 25 1.5
 
12-Jul-18 558 - US$7,757 994 - US$10,362 1632 - -
13-Jul-18 559 0.2 US$7,766 995 0.1 US$10,377 1666 34 2.1
16-Jul-18 559 0.0 US$7,780 998 0.3 US$10,403 1695 29 1.7
17-Jul-18 561 0.4 US$7,799 1003 0.5 US$10,457 1721 26 1.5
18-Jul-18 561 0.0 US$7,809 1008 0.5 US$10,508 1688 -33 -1.9
19-Jul-18 561 0.0 US$7,807 1016 0.8 US$10,597 1657 -31 -1.8