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Container update 1st August, 2007


Contrary to this years very limited "summer" experience so far in northern Europe, rates and periods in the container chartering world have been soaring lately in various segments as projected in our last report. The trend of forward fixing continued and activity for modern tonnage above 3000teu remained at a very high level with liner operators already now chasing & soaking up ships for very end 2007 / mid 2008 dates to prepare for future growth in their loops. This lack of availability of tonnage cascades to the smaller sizes and the segment of 2500 / 2800 teu ships has been in further great demand in the past weeks. Fixture highlights include the gearless, 2741 teu, 2116 @ 14ts "Posen" for accnt OOCL at a very healthy rate of usd 26.950.- for a 24mos period.

In the slightly smaller 1700 teu / Wenchong segment rates kept increasing as well, more precisely the 24mos Troyburg (grd, 1797teu, 1316 @ 14ts, '88 blt) fixture with PIL at usd 17.150.- seems worth mentioning along with the usd 18,000.- Seacon is paying for the Hansa Marburg (1740teu, 1330 @ 14ts, grd, '07 blt). The lack of availablity of prompter positions may force some lines to postpone their ideas of chartering extraloaders just for the upcoming holiday season but once again secure tonnage for longer periods, a phenomena  we´ve seen already some years ago.

Not surprisingly the CV 1100´s have been jumping over some hurdles to reach the usd 13.000.- mark as seen in the case of the "Jasper S" fixture with Zim which has been able to secure this rate even for 18mos, but for the intensive west africa trade. Some more positions will be available in the next weeks but demand appears to be strong as well in this segment.

While we expect a rather stale market during the month of August, the general trend for rising rates and slighly longer periods can´t be denied.


 
 
 

FIXTURES

Gearless

Northern Grandour '98 CSAV
61,100 dwat 4787 teu (3355 at 14ts)
250 reefers / 24,5kn on 165ts
60mos / ww trade
34000
   
Benjamin Schulte '09 UASC
50,500 dwat 4253 teu (2805 at 14ts)
400 reefers / 24,5kn on 133ts
60mos / ww trade
27350
   
Benita Schulte '09 UASC
50,500 dwat 4253 teu (2805 at 14ts)
400 reefers / 24,5kn on 133ts
60mos / ww trade
27350
   
Benedict Schulte '09 UASC
50,500 dwat 4253 teu (2805 at 14ts)
400 reefers / 24,5kn on 133ts
60mos / ww trade
27350
   
Beatrice Schulte '09 UASC
50,500 dwat 4253 teu (2805 at 14ts)
400 reefers / 24,5kn on 133ts
60mos / ww trade
27350
   
Northern Defender '07 CSAV
41,500 dwat 3534 teu (2353 at 14ts)
500 reefers / 23,5kn on 122ts
66mos / ww trade
27350
   
Northern Debonier '07 CSAV
41,500 dwat 3534 teu (2353 at 14ts)
500 reefers / 23,5kn on 122ts
66mos / ww trade
27350
   
Hansa India '94 IRISL
43,369 dwat 3424 teu (2500 at 14ts)
230 reefers / 23,2kn on 80ts
35mos / feast-meast trade
29000
   
Posen '07 OOCL
37,570 dwat 2741 teu (2116 at 14ts)
400 reefers / 22kn on 80ts
24mos / asia trade
26,950
   
Thomas Mann '03 Italia Maritima
33,298 dwat 2586 teu (2010 at 14ts)
400 reefers / 23kn on 93ts
opted 12mos / feast-med trade
22500
   
Artemis '87 APL
29,693 dwat 2098 teu (1700 at 14ts)
110 reefers / 18kn on 47ts
15mos / seasia trade
21000
   
Dolores '87 Cheng Lie
28,348 dwat 1712 teu (1353 at 14ts)
200 reefers / 20kn on 53ts
12mos / seasia trade
17250
   
King Byron '07 Cheng Lie
24,200 dwat 1706 teu (1250 at 14ts)
300 reefers / 19,5kn on 50ts
12mos / seasia trade
16500
   
Conti Germany '92 TSK
23,596 dwat 1599 teu (1150 at 14ts)
120 reefers / 18kn on 45ts
11mos / seasia trade
16500
   
Cape Forby '06 Hanjin
20,250 dwat 1440 teu (1050 at 14ts)
174 reefers / 19,8kn on 48ts
12mos / feast-seasia trade
15250
   
Cape Faro '06 Hanjin
20,316 dwat 1440 teu (1050 at 14ts)
174 reefers / 19,8kn on 48ts
12mos / feast-seasia trade
15250
   
DS Ability '07 SITC
13,760 dwat 1080 teu (700 at 14ts)
220 reefers / 19,5kn on 41ts
12mos / seasia trade
12575
   
Mare Doricum '95 MSC
12,380 dwat 1054 teu (666 at 14ts)
165 reefers / 17,5kn on 30ts
12mos / feast-seasia trade
10950
   
Josco Star '06 Hanjin
12,820 dwat 1043 teu (655 at 14ts)
180 reefers / 18kn on 31ts
12mos / seasia trade
11500
   
Beluga Motivation '98 Delphis
10,600 dwat 917 teu (623 at 14ts)
200 reefers / 18,7kn on 32ts
12mos / cont trade
13100
   
Aila '07 Containerships
11,437 dwat 907 teu (575 at 14ts)
200 reefers / 18,5ts on 34zs
4mos / baltic trade
12700
   
Cape Campbell '98 Wan Hai Lines
11,031 dwat 834 teu (590 at 14ts)
80 reefers / 18kn on 29ts
9mos / feast trade
10850
   


Geared

Wehr Oste '02 Hapag Lloyd
33,691 dwat 2524 teu (1886 at 14ts)
400 reefers / 22kn on 74ts
30mos / cont-wcsa trade
23500
   
Primus '97 DSR Senator
30502 dwat 2080 teu (1700 at 14ts)
300 reefers / 21kn on 72ts
23mos / atlantic trade
22450
   
Troyburg '88 PIL
26,152 dwat 1797 teu (1316 at 14ts)
140 reefers / 18kn on 45ts
24mos / seasia trade
17150
   
Wilhelm Busch '07 Hapag Lloyd
23,579 dwat 1740 teu (1275 at 14ts)
300 reefers / 20,5kn on 64ts
12mos / asia trade
16950
   
Hansa Oldenburg '02 Delmas
23,579 dwat 1740 teu (1330 at 14ts)
198 reefers / 21kn on 644ts
12mos / feast-wafrica trade
18000
   
Hansa Marburg '07 Seaconsortium
23,447 dwat 1740 teu (1330 at 14ts)
300 reefers / 20,5kn on 54ts
12mos / seasia trade
18000
   
Hansa Brandenburg '03 Bengal tiger Lines
23,493 dwat 1740 teu (1275 at 14ts)
300 reefers / 20,5kn on 58ts
24mos / seasia trade
17250
   
Wehr Flottbeck '99 CCNI
22,878 dwat 1730 teu ( 1120 at 14ts)
200 reefers / 20kn on 54ts
12mos / usec trade
15500
   
Gloria '01 CSAV
22,967 dwat 1728 teu (1125 at 14ts)
200 reefers / 20kn on 54ts
22mos / feast trade
16500
   
Nordsea '96 CSAV
22386 dwat 1684 teu (1100 at 14ts)
120 reefers / 20kn on 48ts
12mos / ww trade
15900
   
Nordriver '97 CMA CGM
22,420 dwat 1684 teu (1100 at 14ts)
160 reefers / 20kn on 49,5ts
12mos / wafrica-cont trade
15700
   
Hansa Riga '94 CMA CGM
21,480 dwat 1641 teu (1199 at 14ts)
108 reefers / 19kn on 49ts
9mos / cont trade
16000
   
Buxmaster '86 GSL
23,465dwat 1597 teu (1148 at 14ts)
70 reefers / 17,5kn on 43ts
12mos / seasia trade
15250
   
Medpacific '07 Wan Hai Lines
18,700 dwat 1295 teu (957 at 14ts)
390 reefers / 19,6kn on 45ts
12mos / feast trade
15100
   
Jasper S '07 ZIM
13,760 dwat 1118 teu (700 at 14ts)
220 reefers / 19,6kn on 38ts
18mos / wafrica trade
13000
   
Frisia Alster '07 New Pacific Shipping
13760 dwat 1118 teu (700 at 14ts)
220 reefers / 19,5kn on 36ts
12mos / south pacific trade
12750
   
Fesco Argun '07 Delphis
13,760 dwat 1118 teu (700 at 14ts)
220 reefers / 19,6kn on 41ts
24mos / ww trade
12000
   
Fesco Anadyr '08 Delphis
13,760 dwat 1118 teu (700 at 14ts)
220 reefers / 19,6kn on 41ts
24mos / ww trade
12000
   
Stadt Rendsburg '04 Seafreight
12,920 dwat 1096 teu (650 at 14ts)
200 reefers / 20kn on 43ts
12mos / caribs trade
12000
   
PAC Aquarius '02 PIL
16,742 dwat 1078 teu (858 at 14ts)
200 reefers / 19,5kn on 51ts
12mos / asia-eafrica trade
14450
   
Merwetrader '06 SITC
11,500 dwat 957 teu (604 at 14ts)
244 reefers / 18,8kn on 37ts
12mos / feast trade
11500
   

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