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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 443 56.0 - 789 64.3 - 712 1480 207.9
3-mths 432 60.0 - 736 76.1 - 1179 1013 85.9
1-mth 569 21.4 - 1141 13.6 - 2067 125 6.0
1-wk 691 0.0 - 1305 -0.7 - 2331 -139 -6.0
 
12-Sep-19 691 - US$9,556 1305 - US$13,990 2331 - -
13-Sep-19 691 0.0 US$9,547 1299 -0.5 US$13,941 2312 -19 -0.8
16-Sep-19 691 0.0 US$9,542 1294 -0.4 US$13,894 2311 -1 -0.0
17-Sep-19 691 0.0 US$9,541 1292 -0.2 US$13,892 2283 -28 -1.2
18-Sep-19 691 0.0 US$9,534 1292 0.0 US$13,887 2266 -17 -0.7
19-Sep-19 691 0.0 US$9,543 1296 0.3 US$13,936 2192 -74 -3.3

Source: The Baltic Exchange
* Net TC Average excludes 5% commission