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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 626 6.2 - 1018 17.1 - 1052 502 47.7
3-mths 561 18.5 - 1003 18.8 - 1721 -167 -9.7
1-mth 596 11.6 - 1138 4.7 - 1357 197 14.5
1-wk 647 2.8 - 1205 -1.1 - 1493 61 4.1
 
10-Oct-18 647 - US$8,926 1205 - US$12,740 1493 - -
11-Oct-18 652 0.8 US$8,999 1207 0.2 US$12,759 1515 22 1.5
12-Oct-18 657 0.8 US$9,059 1204 -0.2 US$12,725 1579 64 4.2
15-Oct-18 661 0.6 US$9,106 1200 -0.3 US$12,696 1584 5 0.3
16-Oct-18 663 0.3 US$9,138 1196 -0.3 US$12,653 1578 -6 -0.4
17-Oct-18 665 0.3 US$9,154 1192 -0.3 US$12,610 1554 -24 -1.5