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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 522 4.0 - 856 24.9 - 1146 590 51.5
3-mths 591 -8.1 - 1071 -0.2 - 1239 497 40.1
1-mth 560 -3.0 - 1023 4.5 - 1689 47 2.8
1-wk 543 0.0 - 1042 2.6 - 1725 11 0.6
 
14-Aug-18 543 - US$7,525 1042 - US$10,958 1725 - -
15-Aug-18 543 0.0 US$7,525 1045 0.3 US$10,992 1727 2 0.1
16-Aug-18 544 0.2 US$7,533 1050 0.5 US$11,038 1720 -7 -0.4
17-Aug-18 545 0.2 US$7,548 1056 0.6 US$11,119 1723 3 0.2
20-Aug-18 543 -0.4 US$7,520 1062 0.6 US$11,190 1727 4 0.2
21-Aug-18 543 0.0 US$7,514 1069 0.7 US$11,257 1736 9 0.5