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FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 2 April)

Update for 2 April 2020: New Data Added!!  French rapeseed French sunflower seed French and Bulgarian feed barley Bulgarian feed wheat All other routes/offers updated through the day's close.    Freight Comments for 2 April 2020: Jay O’Neil, O’Neil Commodity Consulting   Dry-Bulk markets may have hit bottom, at least for the time being. On Monday, Capesize rates dropped to their worst levels since 2016. Tuesday showed improvement with Capesize daily hire rates bouncing off a low of $2,500- 5,000/day based on the route calculated. Panamax rates rose to more than $7,000/day for Q2. The overall outlook for ship owners, however, remains uncertain and worrisome. There is growing chatter as t...

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