Trusted data for tankers

The Baltic Exchange provides a complete picture of the tanker market through our daily physical and forward assessments, weekly Sale & Purchase and vessel recycling data, and quarterly benchmark of operating costs.

Our tanker information is independent and underpins physical and FFA contracts.

Baltic Tanker Routes

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  • VLCC to handysize tankers
  • 35 key clean and dirty routes
  • Worldscale and Time Charter Equivalent assessments
  • Based on assessments by leading shipbrokers

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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)
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 Cont. (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
TC19 - Amsterdam to Lagos (CPP)
TC20 - AG/UK Cont
TC21 - US Gulf to Caribbean
TC22 - Yeosu/Botany Bay
TC23 - ARA to UK-Cont

MR Atlantic Basket (TC2_37 TCE & TC14 TCE)
MR Pacific Basket (TC11 TCE & TC12 TCE)

Baltic Clean Tanker Index (BCTI): Average (TC1, TC2_37, TC5, TC6, TC16, TC23)*4.540991088


TD2 - Middle East Gulf to Singapore
TD3C - Middle East Gulf to China
TD6 - Black Sea to Mediterranean
TD7 - North Sea to Cont
TD8 - Kuwait to Singapore (Crude/DPP heat 135F)
TD9 - Caribbean to US Gulf
TD14 - South East Asia to east coast Australia
TD15 - West Africa to China
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)
TD25 - US Gulf to A-R-A
TD26 - EC Mexico to Houston

Suezmax TCE (TD6 & TD20)
Aframax TCE (TD7, TD8, TD14, TD19, TD25 & TD26)

Baltic Dirty Tanker Index (BDTI): RoundedSum(TD2*0.09090909090909091, TD3C*0.0909090909090909, TD6*0.0909090909090909, TD7*0.0909090909090909, TD8*0.0909090909090909, TD9*0.0909090909090909, TD14*0.0909090909090909, TD15*0.0909090909090909, TD18*0.0909090909090909, TD19*0.0909090909090909, TD20*0.0909090909090909)*8.415737054

Sale & Purchase

Weekly assessments for a five-year old vessel type for:

VLCC (305,000 dwt)
Suezmax (158,000 dwt)
Aframax (115,000 dwt)
MR Product Tanker (51,000 dwt)


Weekly assessments of in US $/Lightweight for tankers. Delivery in Bangladesh, India & Pakistan

Large Tanker 30,001+ LDT
Medium Tanker 15,001-30,000 LDT
Small Tanker 7,000-15,000 LDT


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

The Baltic Operating Costs Index – Tanker (TOPEX) is calculated using crewing, technical and insurance costs. Published quarterly, the assessment is based on assessments by leading third party ship managers. 

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


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