HARPEX


The Harper Petersen Charter Rate Index and Charter Rate Assessments

Dear Friends and Readers,

As of January 2011, in response to the wishes of some of our clients and readers we have updated our HARPEX, to include the following:

1. Weekly Rate Assessments

We shall publish on a weekly basis, charter rate levels in US Dollars for the following different size / specification of container ships. These assessments are basis 6-12 month fixtures and are based on actual fixtures reported or heard fixed in the container market each week.


  700 teu gearless abt   700 teu abt   400@14t gearless abt     8400 dwt abt 100 reefer abt 17kn
1100 teu geared abt 1100 teu abt   700@14t geared abt   14000 dwt abt 200 reefer abt 19kn
1700 teu geared abt 1700 teu abt 1100@14t geared abt   22000 dwt abt 200 reefer abt 19kn
2500 teu geared abt 2500 teu abt 1850@14t geared abt   34000 dwt abt 300 reefer abt 22kn
2700 teu gearless abt 2700 teu abt 2100@14t gearless abt   37000 dwt abt 300 reefer abt 22kn
3500 teu gearless abt 3500 teu abt 2400@14t gearless abt   42000 dwt abt 300 reefer abt 22kn
4250 teu gearless abt 4250 teu abt 2800@14t gearless abt   50000 dwt abt 400 reefer abt 23kn
6500 teu gearless abt 6500 teu abt 4900@14t gearless abt   82000 dwt abt 500 reefer abt 24kn
8500 teu gearless abt 8500 teu abt 6350@14t gearless abt 100000 dwt abt 700 reefer abt 25kn


We believe these newly published rates will create a powerful research tool for our clients and readers who can now do the following:
  • Track the actual time charter rates for a particular size of ship over various time frames within the last 10 years.
  • Compare the market fluctuations in the charter rates of different ship sizes, for example, compare the rates for 1700 teu ships against the rates for 2500 teu ships over the last 5 years to see whether there is a correlation between rate changes over such a period.
  • Track the actual time charter rates for various sizes of ship and also show their respective moving averages.
2. Harpex Index

Given the changes above, we have decided to amend the methodology used to calculate our index. Our Harpex index was originally developed in 2004 and we feel now is the right time to update and improve the method of calculation in order to better represent the current container charter market. Based on the new methodology we shall be providing an index figure each calendar week, as we did previously. The index will now be based on rate assessments taken from following seven classes of ship, rather than the previous nine classes of ship.

  700 teu gearless abt   700 teu abt   400@14t gearless abt   8400 dwt abt 100 reefer abt 17kn
1100 teu geared abt 1100 teu abt   700@14t geared abt 14000 dwt abt 200 reefer abt 19kn
1700 teu geared abt 1700 teu abt 1100@14t geared abt 22000 dwt abt 200 reefer abt 19kn
2500 teu geared abt 2500 teu abt 1850@14t geared abt 34000 dwt abt 300 reefer abt 22kn
2700 teu geared abt 2700 teu abt 2100@14t gearless abt 37000 dwt abt 300 reefer abt 22kn
3500 teu gearless abt 3500 teu abt 2400@14t gearless abt 42000 dwt abt 300 reefer abt 22kn
4250 teu gearless abt 4250 teu abt 2800@14t gearless abt 50000 dwt abt 400 reefer abt 23kn


We have also retroactively calculated the index for the last ten years based on this new methodology and figures for the last three years are available on the website.

We hope everyone finds this useful and should anyone have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

From beginning of 2017 the index will now be based on all nine classes of ship.

For questions please contact:


HARPER PETERSEN & Co. (GmbH & Cie. KG)
ABC-Straße 10
D-20354 Hamburg
Germany

Telephone +49-40-22 63 22-0
Facsimile +49-40-22 63 22-22
Email info@harperpetersen.com

Christian Mueller
+49-40-22 63 22-36

Jim Davis
+49-40-22 63 22-12