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FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 11 October)

Update for 11 October 2019: All other routes/offers updated through the day's close.  Note: Due to client request, WPI has added data for corn prices FOB France, Russia, and a general Black Sea price.   Transportation and Export Report: Jay O’Neil, O’Neil Commodity Consulting: It remains difficult for dry-bulk markets to develop and sustain a market rally, despite the economic need for them to do so. Last week, dry bulk markets steamed in circles and this week has been no different. Markets are still in a carry environment with most of the weakness in the spot and 30-day periods. As the old saying goes “something’s got to change”. If not, the market will see loss of investor capital, a tightening...

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