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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 635 -38.4 - 952 -18.2 - 1093 -25 -2.3
3-mths 359 8.9 - 707 10.2 - 634 434 68.5
1-mth 391 0.0 - 751 3.7 - 821 247 30.1
1-wk 383 2.1 - 783 -0.5 - 1032 36 3.5
 
16-May-19 383 - US$5,442 783 - US$8,319 1032 - -
17-May-19 385 0.5 US$5,475 780 -0.4 US$8,301 1040 8 0.8
20-May-19 386 0.3 US$5,486 778 -0.3 US$8,291 1041 1 0.1
21-May-19 388 0.5 US$5,513 777 -0.1 US$8,294 1049 8 0.8
22-May-19 389 0.3 US$5,535 778 0.1 US$8,319 1059 10 1.0
23-May-19 391 0.5 US$5,569 779 0.1 US$8,330 1068 9 0.8

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