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Freight prices in the tanker market have had a minor impact on current prices. Several experts have upgraded their assessments of the tanker market from a sell and hold strategy to a hold and buy strategy. Increased oil production and more purchases at refineries are seen as a sign that the world economy is recovering in the wake of the increasing prevalence of vaccinations. Therefore, it is only a matter of time before prices are above B/E.

Aframax – 12 month TC: $16,000 pr. day
Aframax – Average spot market rate: $10,328 pr. day

Dry Bulk:

The dry bulk market remains similar to the levels last week. The indicative leases are rising steadily, which continues to cause optimism in the market.

Capesize 12 month TC: $29,750
Kamsarmax 12 month TC: $24,875



John Frederiksen and Frontline have made several transactions to position themselves in relation to the possible super cycle. The company has made agreements for six VLCC for a total price of $565.8, ie. $94.3m. per vessel.

Dry Bulk:

No transactions of interest.