It was an active start to the New Year, with trading from West Australia maintaining momentum during the holiday period. Rates for China hovered around the mid $6.00s, a few cents off the highs seen...

Panic set in in the East as the holiday season approaches, with owners chasing rates lower. Rates on the key West Australia/China route collapsed with business concluded at under $6.00 having touched...

A positive end to last week after a somewhat uncertain start as some gains made were eroded.

Rates in the Middle East Gulf softened around 2.5 points to WS 97/97.5 for 270,000mt to China, with a run to Japan fixed at WS 96. Going west, 280,000mt to the US Gulf remains steady at WS 43/43.5,...

Another positive week for the Middle East Gulf as rates firmed six points to WS 96 for 270,000mt to China.

A steady week in the Middle East Gulf saw rates at WS 90 for 270,000mt to China. Going west, 280,000mt to the US Gulf was assessed in the low WS 40s Cape/Cape. West Africa to China basis 260,000mt...

A slower week In the Middle East Gulf saw rates ease four points to WS 90 for 270,000mt to China. Going west, 280,000mt to the US Gulf was assessed three points lower at around WS 40 Cape/Cape.

In the Middle East Gulf, enquiry slowed and rates eased to WS 93.75/94 for 270,000mt to China.

In the Middle East Gulf, healthy enquiry combined with weather delays saw rates firm, with WS 97/100 paid for 270,000mt to China.

Rates eased in the Middle East Gulf as charterers focused on 'disadvantaged tonnage' with South Korea and China fixed at WS 77.5 and WS 80, but recovered as GSC took DHT tonnage at WS 85...