Wall Street Journal  Jul 29  Comment 
The analysts say the tanker operators have kept capacity in check, helping their financial results amid a slow recovery in iron ore markets.
Mondo Visione  Jun 9  Comment 
In my opinion, there is no market more exciting, dynamic and ultimately more volatile than the dry bulk futures market. It is a market that even at a time when freight rates are low, has the potential to deliver significant trading...
Finance Asia  Apr 9  Comment 
The Hong Kong-based dry bulk shipping company priced the deal at a 37.5% premium.
Reuters  Feb 10  Comment 
Five dry bulk shipping firms, including shipping tycoon John Fredriksen's Golden Ocean will form a new venture to coordinate chartering services, hoping to reduce costs in a...


Drybulk shipping comprises roughly 36% of seaborne trade.[1]


Capesize - Large vessels that cannot pass through canals and thus must travel around capes. Typically about 175,000 deadweight tons (dwt).

Panamax - Vessels designed to pass through the Panama Canal. Typically about 75,000 dwt.

Supramax - Smaller vessel, roughly 40,000-60,000 dwt.

Handysize - Smaller vessel, roughly 10,000-40,000 dwt.

Market Share



  1. Rasberg, K. Drybulk Fundamentals Remain Healthy, Seeking Alpha, Jan 14 2008
  2. 2007 DSX, 20-F, Item 4, Page 18
  3. 3.0 3.1 2007 DSX, 20-F, Item 3, Page 4
  4. 2006 DRYS, 20-F, Item 4, Page 20
  5. 2007 EGLE 10-K, Item 1, Page 4
  6. 6.0 6.1 2007 GNK, 10-K, Item 1, Page 4
  7. 7.0 7.1 2006 NM, 20-F, Item 4, Page 19
  8. UNCTAD - 2007 Review of Maritime Transport
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