Baltic Exchange assessments are available for the dry bulk, tanker, gas and container markets. 

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Dry bulk

Baltic Exchange dry bulk assessments are made on a dollar per day time-charter or dollar per tonne voyage basis. 

Baltic Dry Index

The Baltic Dry Index (BD) is a composite of the dry bulk timecharter averages of the Capesize (40%), Panamax (30%) and Supramax (30%) indices.

 

Capesize

C2 Tubarao to Rotterdam
C3 Tubarao to Qingdao
C5 West Australia to Qingdao
C7 Bolivar to Rotterdam
C8_14 Gibraltar/Hamburg transatlantic round voyage
C9_14 Continent/Mediterranean trip China-Japan
C10_14 China-Japan transpacific round voyage
C14 China-Brazil round voyage
C16 Revised backhaul
C17 Saldanha Bay to Qingdao

5TC Weighted Timecharter Average

Panamax

P1A_82 Skaw-Gib transatlantic round voyage
P2A_82 Skaw-Gib trip HK-S Korea incl Taiwan
P3A_82 HK-S Korea incl Taiwan, one Pacific RV
P4_82 HK-S Korea incl Taiwan trip to Skaw-Gib
P5_82 South China, one Indonesian round voyage
P6_82 Dely Singapore for one round voyage via Atlantic

5TC Weighted Timecharter Average

Supramax

S1B_58 Canakkale trip via Med or Bl Sea to China-South Korea
S1C_58 US Gulf trip to China-south Japan
S2_58 North China one Australian or Pacific round voyage
S3_58 North China trip to West Africa
S4A_58 US Gulf trip to Skaw-Passero
S4B_58 Skaw-Passero trip to US Gulf
S5_58 West Africa trip via east coast South America to north China
S8_58 South China trip via Indonesia to east coast India
S9_58 West Africa trip via east coast South America to Skaw-Passero
S10_58 South China trip via Indonesia to south China

10TC Weighted Timecharter Average

Handysize

HS1_38 Skaw-Passero trip to Rio de Janeiro-Recalada
HS2_38 Skaw-Passero trip to Boston-Galveston
HS3_38 Rio de Janeiro-Recalada trip to Skaw-Passero
HS4_38 US Gulf trip via US Gulf or north coast South America to Skaw-Passero
HS5_38 South East Asia trip to Singapore-Japan
HS6_38 North China-South Korea-Japan trip to North China-South Korea-Japan
HS7_38 North China-South Korea-Japan trip to south east Asia

7TC Weighted Time Charter Average

Tankers

Baltic Exchange tanker assessments are published on both Worldscale and Time Charter Equivalent basis 
 

Clean

TC1 Middle East Gulf to Japan (CPP, UNL, naphtha condensate)
TC2_37 Continent to US Atlantic coast (CPP, UNL)
TC5 Middle East Gulf to Japan (CPP, UNL, naphtha condensate)
TC6 Algeria to European Mediterranean (CPP, UNL)
TC7 Singapore to east coast Australia (CPP)
TC8 Middle East Gulf to UK-Cont. (CPP, UNL)
TC9 Baltic to UK-Cont. (CPP, UNL, ULSD)
TC10 South Korea to NoPac west coast (CPP/UNL)
TC11 South Korea to Singapore (CPP)
TC12 Sikka (WCI) to Japan (naphtha)
TC14 US Gulf to Continent (CPP, UNL, diesel)
TC15 Med / Far East (naphtha)
TC16 Amsterdam to offshore Lome (CPP)
TC17 Middle East Gulf to East Africa
TC18 US Gulf to Brazil

MR Atlantic Basket (uses: TC2 TCE & TC14 TCE)
MR Pacific Basket (uses: TC11 TCE & TC12 TCE)

Dirty

TD1 Middle East Gulf to US Gulf
TD2 Middle East Gulf to Singapore
TD3C Middle East Gulf to China
TD6 Black Sea to Mediterranean
TD7 North Sea to Continent
TD8 Kuwait to Singapore (Crude/DPP heat 135F)
TD9 Caribbean to US Gulf
TD12 Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp to US Gulf
TD14 South East Asia to east coast Australia
TD15 West Africa to China
TD17 Baltic to UK-Cont
TD18 Baltic to UK-Cont
TD19 Cross Mediterranean
TD20 West Africa to UK-Continent
TD21 Caribbean to US Gulf (50,000mt fuel oil)
TD22 US Gulf to China (assessed in US $/lumpsum)
TD23 Middle East Gulf to Mediterranean (Light Crude)
TD24 Pacific Russia to China
TD25 US Gulf to A-R-A

VLCC TCE (uses: TD1 & TD3C)
Suezmax TCE (uses: TD6 & TD20)
Aframax TCE (uses: TD7, TD8, TD9, TD14,TD17 & TD19)

Gas 

Baltic Exchange gas assessments are made on a time charter basis for LNG and a dollar per tonne voyage basis for LPG

LNG

BLNG1 Gladstone / Tokyo RV
BLNG2 Sabine / UK Cont RV
BLNG3 Sabine / Tokyo RV

LPG

BLPG1 Middle East Gulf to Japan
BLPG2 US Gulf to Continent (TRIAL)
BLPG3 US Gulf to Japan (TRIAL)

Containers 

The Freightos Baltic Indices (FBX) reflect weekly spot rates for 40-foot containers. The data includes a headline index – the FBX Global Container Index – a weighted average of the 12 underlying tradelanes.

FBX

FBX00 Global Container Index
FBX01 China/East Asia to North America 
FBX02 North America West Coast to China/East Asia
FBX03 China/East Asia to North America East Coast
FBX04 North America East Coast to China/East Asia
FBX11 China/East Asia to North Europe
FBX12 North Europe to China/East Asia
FBX13 China/East Asia to Mediterranean
FBX14 Mediterranean to China/East Asia
FBX21 North America East Coast to Europe
FBX22 Europe to North America East Coast
FBX24 Europe to South America East Coast
FBX26 Europe to South America West Coast

Tools for shipping investors

Baltic Operating Costs Index - Dry (DOPEX)

A quarterly index tracking the daily vessel operating costs for Capesize, Panamax, Supramax and Handysize vessels.

DOPEX is calculated using crewing, technical and insurance costs.

A five year old dry dock cost, amortised over five years, is published separately.



Baltic Operating Costs Index - Tanker (TOPEX)

A quarterly index tracking the daily vessel operating costs for Aframax and MR product carriers.

TOPEX is calculated using crewing, technical and insurance costs.

A five year old dry dock cost, amortised over five years, is published separately.

Baltic Operating Costs Index - Gas (GOPEX)

A quarterly index tracking the daily vessel operating costs for LPG and LNG carriers.

GOPEX is calculated using crewing, technical and insurance costs.

A five year old dry dock cost, amortised over five years, is published separately.

Sale & Purchase

Weekly assessments of the price of a five year old vessel for the following types:

Capesize (180,000 dwt)
Panamax (82,500 dwt)
Superhandy (Tess 58 type)
Handysize (38,200 dwt)
VLCC (305,000 dwt)
Suezmax (158,000 dwt)
Aframax (115,000 dwt)
MR Product Tanker (51,000 dwt)

Recycling

Weekly assessments in US $/Lightweight for Large, medium and small bulk carriers and tankers
Delivery in Bangaldesh, India & Pakistan