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Container update 16th July, 2009


On the charter market, the floor of around usd 4000 for the 1100 - 1700 teu, which we have previously mentioned, is still holding. 1100 teu ships have maintained this level for the previous month and 1700 teu fixtures are being concluded in the usd 4150 - 4300 range. This segment remains the most active.

There has been a little more activity this last week in the 2000 teu plus sizes. There have been some rumours of 2x 2800 teu ships fixing to a Japanese operator and there was an extension of the 2800 teu CARDONIA to OOCL at usd 5500 (some retroactive rate applied). Otherwise the activity has been limited to a few time charter trips ex Asia direction Arab Gulf or Med by IRISL and EMIRATES SHIPPING. Whereas a few months ago owners were unwilling to look at redelivery in the Arab Gulf, most are now willing to look at such terms. Otherwise ships in the 2000-2500 teu size continue to be fixed for trips with breakbulk cargo, particularly steel products ex N Cont direction India.

There was a revival in the SNP market this last month with a handful of 1990s 3000 teu plus built vessels sold to Greek owners from Japanese operators and German owners. With the vessels sold basically at scrap value plus a margin, these Greek owners are purely speculating on asset price increases in the coming few years.

Otherwise there was some positive news heard. The number of inactive ships was reported to have declined in June. Lloyds' MIU estimated the total number of inactive vessels to 536 units of 874,977 teu, compared with 576 ships of 1m teu in early June. However, with all Liner Companies optimising there own ships as much as possible, the ratio of third party owned ships continues to increase.

It was also reported by The European Liner Affairs Association that exports ex Europe had increased in May. Containerized exports ex Germany to Asia were heard to incrased by 5 pct compared to May 2008 and this was also replicated in The Netherlands and Spain. This was not however matched on the Asia - Europe leg with a 20 pct decline in May 2009 compared to the corresponding month in 2008.


 
 
 

FIXTURES

Gearless

Moranto´09 MISC
53500 dwat 4380 teu (2850 @ 14ts)
24kn on 142ts
12 mos
6600
   
Pontremoli´06 K-Line
32190 dwat 2646 teu (2010 @ 14ts)
23kn on 93ts
9 mos
4850
   
Buxmoon´95 SJF
23130 dwat 1687 teu (1060 @ 14ts)
18kn on 47,5ts
6 mos
4500
   
Buxlagoon´94 Seacon
23463 dwat 1684 teu (1191 @ 14ts)
19kn on 54ts
12 mos
4100
   
Eilbek´04 MSC
15950 dwat 1600 teu (1090 @ 14ts)
20kn on 49,5ts
12 mos
4200
   
Warnow Whale´07 CMA CGM
18318 dwat 1296 teu (957 @ 14ts)
19,6kn on 45ts
4 mos
4200
   
Stadt Jena´07 MCC Transport
18700 dwat 1296 teu (957 @ 14ts)
19,6kn on 45ts
3 mos
4100
   
Fouma´07 MSL
18480 dwat 1296 teu (957 @ 14ts)
19,6kn on 45ts
3 mos
4000
   
Lantau Ace´01 CMA CGM
15315 dwat 1216 teu (840 @ 14ts)
22kn on 63,5ts
3 mos
4150
   
Taga Bay´07 MSL
13760 dwat 1118 teu (700 @ 14ts)
19,6kn on 42,2ts
6 mos
4000
   
Mare Adriaticum´93 KMTC
12721 dwat 1054 teu (645 @ 14ts)
17,5kn on 30,5ts
3 mos
3950
   
Sara´06 SITC
12400 dwat 1043 teu (655 @ 14ts)
18kn on 33ts
12 mos
4950
   
Stefan Sibum´09 Evergreen
13200 dwat 1036 teu (740 @ 14ts)
18,5kn on 36ts
6 mos
5150
   
Warnow Trout´08 CMA CGM
1200 dwat 990 teu (621 @ 14ts)
18,8kn on 37ts
3 mos
4200
   
Warnow Perch´07 CSCL
1200 dwat 990 teu (621 @ 14ts)
18,8kn on 37ts
12 mos
3900
   
Beluga Meditation´05 Unifeeder
10600 dwat 917 teu (623 @ 14ts)
18kn on 36ts
6 mos
4200
   
Cape Campbell´98 SITC
11031 dwat 834 teu (590 @ 14ts)
18kn on 33ts
3 mos
3900
   
Cape Capricorn´00 Sinokor
10974 dwat 820 teu (600 @ 14ts)
18kn on 32ts
3 mos
3950
   
Neuburg´04 Bolouda
9500 dwat 812 teu (515 @ 14ts)
18,5kn on 34,5ts
12 mos
4200
   
Skirner´06 Bolouda
9400 dwat 803 teu (380 @ 14ts)
18,5kn on 34,5ts
12 mos
4200
   


Geared

Kota Perkasa´04 Safmarine
35600 dwat 2681 teu (2090 @ 14ts)
21,5kn on 89ts
12 mos
5150
   
Westermoor´01 Safmarine
35600 dwat 2672teu (2040 @ 14ts)
23kn on 99ts
7 mos
5350
   
BF Ipanema´09 MSL
25899 dwat 1795 teu (1312 @ 14ts)
20,5kn on 60,4ts
7 mos
4200
   
Hansa Marburg´07 Hapag
23400 dwat 1740 teu (1330 @ 14ts)
21kn on 64ts
6 mos
4750
   
Glücksburg´08 APL
23351 dwat 1732 teu (1282 @ 14ts)
21kn on 64ts
6 mos
4300
   
Providence´95 UAFL
22420 dwat 1684 teu (1079 @ 14ts)
20kn on 49,5ts
8 mos
4500
   
Francisca Schulte´98 MSL
22015 dwat 1608 teu (1086 @ 14ts)
21kn on 60 ts
6 mos
4300
   
Fabian Schulte´97 Maersk
22015 dwat 1608 teu (1083 @ 14ts)
21kn on 60ts
7 mos
4250
   
Nordlake´94 OSS
22450 dwat 1524 teu (1115 @ 14ts)
20kn on 49,5 ts
8 mos
4250
   
San Filipe´96 CMA CGM
20058 dwat 1512 teu (1189 @ 14ts)
20kn on 51ts
6 mos
4200
   
Cape Flores´05 OOCL
16420 dwat 1200 teu (870 @ 14ts)
19k on 41ts
6 mos
4200
   
Maersk Rotterdam´02 MSL
18400 dwat 1157 teu (909 @ 14ts)
19kn on 38ts
3 mos
4250
   
Mukaddes Kalkavan´97 Semar Lines
12123 dwat 1147 teu (712 @ 14ts)
19kn on 50ts
6 mos
4000
   
CEC Star´93 Italia Marittima
12184 dwat 1139 teu (709 @ 14ts)
18,4kn on 42ts
4 mos
4000
   
Saturn´96 Delmas
18400 dwat 1128 teu (848 @ 14ts)
18,5kn on 37,5ts
4 mos
4000
   
Mars´96 Simatech
18400 dwat 1128 teu (820 @ 14ts)
18,5kn on 37,5ts
7 mos
4150
   
Caravelle´96 MSL
14580 dwat 1122 teu (758 @ 14ts)
19kn on 44ts
4 mos
3900
   
Cape Serrat´02 MSL
18402 dwat 1121 teu (820 @ 14ts)
18,5kn on 41,5ts
4 mos
3850
   
Vega Diamond´03 CMA CGM
13760 dwat 1118 teu (700 @ 14ts)
19,5kn on 36ts
6 mos
4000
   
Tabago Bay´07 MCC Transport
13760 dwat 1118 teu (700 @ 14ts)
19,6kn on 42,2ts
4 mos
4100
   
Stadt Lübeck´01 CMA CGM
16794 dwat 1078 teu (854 @ 14ts)
19,5kn on 51,5ts
6 mos
4200
   
Sinar Bintan´02 Hanjin
14971 dwat 1048 teu (770 @ 14ts)
17,5kn on 36ts
12 mos
4100
   
Doria´87 OACL
13464 dwat 1022 teu (710 @ 14ts)
18kn on 30ts
3 mos
3850
   
Mare Hibernum´95 SCI
12571 dwat 1012 teu (636 @ 14ts)
17,5kn on 30,5ts
5 mos
4000
   
Hansa London´92 MSC
12380 dwat 1012 teu (636 @ 14ts)
17,5 kn on 28ts
12 mos
4000
   
Ilona´96 CMA CGM
11000 dwat 847 teu (554 @ 14ts)
17,5kn on 35ts
15 mos
4000
   
Cape Coldbek´99 Sinokor
10968 dwat 834 teu (590 @ 14ts)
19kn on 28ts
3 mos
3950
   
Cape Cleveland´99 SITC
11400 dwat 834 teu (600 @ 14ts)
18kn on 32ts
3 mos
4000
   
Yong Da´99 CNC
14061 dwat 810 teu (680 @ 14ts)
18kn on 34ts
6 mos
3800
   
Yong Cai´99 STX Panocean
14061 dwat 810 teu (680 @ 14ts)
18kn on 34ts
3 mos
3800
   

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