Τα χαρακτηριστικά που καθορίζουν το ύψος των ναύλων στην αγορά των bulk carriers σε δεδομένες χρονικές στιγμές
Στρατινάκη, Στυλιανή Μ.
This thesis presents a study of the factors influencing the freight rates in 2010 using data collected from a table with the fixtures of bulk carriers. Initially, there is an overview of bulk carriers’ shipping market and a brief reference to the factors which determine the freight rates in this market. Following, based on the referred table of 2010 and the study of the included parameters, were derived conclusions about the volatility of freight rates. The basic methodology followed consists of the separation of the table in three categories, those would be handymax, panamax, capesize, the data process of each category and finally the comparison as well as the conclusions drawn from it. By comparing the average rate of each factor was proven that for the year 2010 the increase in capacity lead to higher rates. Furthermore, the overall rate amount was reduced with the increasing age, regardless the size of the vessel. Regarding the freight rate per month the capesize category shows the highest volatility. Finally, Atlantic Ocean was proven to be more expensive than Pacific Ocean as well as, in the market of Atlantic Ocean was made fewer trips during 2010.