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Container update 26th January, 2005


The market activity since the beginning of this year has not picked up significantly. We are only able to report a fairly small amount of fixtures for the last couple of weeks. However, these fixtures are proving that the market remains firm and that the rates are still showing an upward trend, particularly in the smaller sizes (see below). We believe that the activity will remain at the present moderate level for the next couple of weeks and that the market will only pick up once the chinese lunar holidays have ended.

In the segment of 2000 TEU plus Maersk Sealand have secured a pair of baby panamaxes from Hansa Treuhand for a period of 5 years as of 2006 at a rate of USD 35,500 which is in line with the last dones in that size. Hapag Lloyd have chartered the 2500 TEU "Kerstin S" at a remarkable rate of USD 34,950 for the "uncommon" period of 3 years.

In the medium size between 1300 and 1900 TEU we have witnessed the lowest activity during the past weeks. Apart from a few options that have been declared we can only report the fixture of the CS 1400 type "Estetrader" which has been fixed by Maersk Sealand at a rate of USD 27,900 for a period of 2 years. This is almost the same rate a slightly faster sister vessel had obtained 4 weeks before, however for a period of 12 mos only.

Around 1000 TEU the activity, as well as the rates, have increased considerably in comparison to what we have seen last month. PONL have taken on the sisterships "Muenster and Osnabrueck" at a notable rate of USD 16,000 net for a period of 4 years. Panocean had to pay USD 15,750 for the same period for the gearless "Cape Campbell". In this size the market has stengthened by about 10 percent during the past weeks and expectations are for further rises with limited tonnage available.


 
 
 

FIXTURES

Gearless

Penang Senator ' 97 extn Hanjin
63,533 dwt 4545 teu (3361 at 14ts)
350 reefers / 23,7kn on 144,0ts
8 yrs ww trade
32,000
   
Peking Senator '97 extn Hanjin
63,527 dwt 4545 teu (3361 at 14ts)
350 reefers / 23,7kn on 144,0ts
8 yrs ww trade
32,000
   
Portland Senator '97 extn Hanjin
63,520 dwt 4545 teu (3361 at 14ts)
350 reefers / 23,7kn on 144,0ts
ext 8 yrs ww trade
32,000
   
HS Colon ' 02 Maersk Sealand
57,600 dwt 4367 teu (2972 at 14ts)
500 reefers / 24,0kn on 155,0ts
5 yrs ww trade
35,500
   
HS Caribe '02 Maersk Sealand
57,600 dwt 4367 teu (2972 at 14ts)
500 reefers / 24,0kn on 155,0ts
5 yrs ww trade
35,500
   
Golden Merchant '85 Wan Hai Lines
20,540 dwt 1139 teu (935 at 14ts)
112 reefers / 18,0kn on 49,0ts
3 yrs feast trade
18,000
   
Beauty '78 opt Yi Tong
13,101 dwt 910 teu (584 at 14ts)
68 reefers / 16,0kn on 38,0ts
9 mos feast trade
6,100
   
Elan '05 OOCL
11,390 dwt 868 teu (612 at 14ts)
204 reefers / 18,5kn on 33,0ts
3 yrs fe trade
14,300
   
Cape Campbell '98 Pan Ocean
11,031 dwt 834 teu (590 at 14ts)
80 reefers / 18,0kn on 29,0ts
4 yrs ww trade
15,750
   


Geared

Kerstin S '97 Hapag-Lloyd
33,936 dwt 2474 teu (1890 at 14ts)
320 reefers / 21,0kn on 67,0ts
3 yrs ww trade
34,950
   
Gallia '98 extn Hamburg Sued
34,116 dwt 2442 teu (1884 at 14ts)
300 reefers / 21,0kn on 63,5ts
48 mos ww trade
private
   
Wehr Schulau '99 opt CSAV
23,026 dwt 1730 teu (1125 at 14ts)
200 reefers / 19,5kn on 54,5ts
12 mos Cont / Ecsa trade
14,500
   
Wehr Blankenese '99 opt CSAV
23,021 dwt 1726 teu (1120 at 14ts)
200 reefers / 19,5kn on 54,5ts
12 mos Cont / Ecsa trade
14,500
   
Estetrader '93 Maersk Sealand
20,150 dwt 1388 teu (1014 at 14ts)
150 reefers / 18,5kn on 45,0ts
2 yrs ww trade
27,900
   
Mellum '97 QC Lines
20,406 dwt 1302 teu (1000 at 14ts)
63 reefers / 16,0kn on 30,0ts
12 mos feast trade (relet fm new orient)
22,200
   
Arnis '91 extn Hamburg-Sued
17,250 dwt 1208 teu (866 at 14ts)
75 reefers / 18,0kn on 37,0ts
48 mos africa/ecsa trade
18,250
   
Asian Carrrier '02 extn Tropical
13,760 dwt 1118 teu (700 at 14ts)
220 reefers / 19,0kn on 41,0ts
ext 42 mos usg trade
15,250
   
Asian Steamer '02 extn Tropical
13,760 dwt 1118 teu (700 at 14ts)
220 reefers / 19,0kn on 41,0ts
ext 42 mos usg trade
15,250
   
Libra J '99 P&O Nedlloyd
14,150 dwt 1116 teu (760 at 14ts)
196 reefers / 19,0kn on 39,0ts
3 yrs ww trade
17,000
   
Stadt Berlin '98 extn Seafreight
12,920 dwt 1102 teu (650 at 14ts)
160 reefers / 20,0kn on 43,0ts
3 yrs caribs trade
16,900
   
Budi Aman '89 Samudera
14,101 dwt 1034 teu (661 at 14ts)
60 reefers / 16,0kn on 32,0ts
4 yrs ww trade
15,000
   
Birgit Naber '86 extn EWL
12,712 dwt 1020 teu (660 at 14ts)
75 reefers / 18,0kn on 30,0ts
3 yrs cont/caribs trade
16,000
   
Hansa Greifswald '96 Maersk Sealand
12,575 dwt 1012 teu (636 at 14ts)
90 reefers / 18,0kn on 35,0ts
6 mos med trade
18,500
   
Muenster '96 PONL
13,251 dwt 910 teu (700 at 14ts)
174 reefers / 19,0kn on 44,5ts
4 yrs ww trade
16,000
   
Osanbrueck '96 PONL
13,251 dwt 910 teu (700 at 14ts)
174 reefers / 19,0kn on 44,5ts
4 yrs ww trade
16,000
   
Marchaser '99 opt Maersk Sealand
9113 dwt 907 teu (535 at 14ts)
160 reefers / 18,5kn on 32,0ts
12 / 12 mos usg trade
9,500
   
Adnan Bayraktar '04 MSC
11,655 dwt 858 teu (571 at 14ts)
100 reefers / 16,0kn on 26,0ts
36 mos med trade
14,000
   

This report reflects information given in good faith to the best of our knowledge, but without guarantee.