There is very little happening out of the Americas just now, and space is freely available. European coastal markets are satisfactory, but exports are flat. Asian trade lanes are stable, though not as tight as before.
U.S. Gulf of Mexico
Rates have not changed by any great amount on any of the routes out of the Americas, but spot activity is thin, and it is not difficult to secure space for most requirements. Contractual volumes underpin the U.S. Gulf-to-Caribbean route, although at least one scheduled owner has plenty of space. Furthermore, there are a number of ships fully open in the U.S. Gulf in May that could consider going on berth for a parcel of 5,000 tons or more.