The large number of vessels at anchorage, with more still arriving, has resulted in fewer open end buyers ready to offer, and a subsequent softening in prices and demand.
Many Chittagong buyers though, are taking advantage of the softer levels and trying to even out their high priced purchases of the past few months. As a result, offers are forthcoming at levels equivalent to, or just a shade above India, as buvers with preciously yard-space look to pick up a bargain or two.
Meanwhile, couple of market deals for the week include that of the double hull Nasco bulker HEKG SHUN XING (9,168 LDT) for a bargain USD 360/LT LDT. Additionallv, TBS controlled bulker LA JOLLA BELLE was re-committed after failing a few weeks ago, at 375/LT early in the week.
With lower import taxes 101 July deliveries, there may be more deals concluded at the new levels as owners become increasingly willing to sell amidst dire freight rates and even though recycling prices are some USD I00/LT LDT lower in the last month alone
Source: Steel Guru (Source - GMS Weekly). 26 June 2012http://www.steelguru.com/indian_news/GMS_report_on_Bangladesh_ship_breaking_industry_for_WEEK_25_2012/270347.html