Shipping stocks perk up as rates and bookings show some weekly improvement off of increased...

|By:, SA News Editor

Shipping stocks perk up as rates and bookings show some weekly improvement off of increased demand from China as it continues to import more oil from Africa as an alternative to Iran. The Baltic Dry Index +2.2% to $1,090, as the sector falls stocks back in favor for the day. Advancers: FRO +5.1%, OSG +5.1%, EXM +3.6%, GNK +1.5%, NM +1.6%, PRGN +1.8%, EGLE +8.1%, SBLK +2.2%, SB +2.8%.