The Baltic Capesize market shrugged off its recent negative sentiment to post daily incremental improvements over the last week. Pacific-led gains were seen early in the week. As the market drew to a close on Friday, higher Atlantic rates were being traded. Demand from all the major miners saw West Australia/China rates lift above $5.00 last week, rising to the mid-$5.00s mid-week, and over $6.00s as the week closed out. Timecharter rates rose sharply, with the Baltic Capesize Index (BCI) route C10 finishing at $8,117. A well-described 180,000-tonner fixed in the mid $10,000s. East Australian coal shipments too lent support. Transatlantic rounds traded mid $4,000s early in the week, rising to mid $6,000s as the week closed out. A well described modern Capesize, spot Gibraltar, fixed a Colombian round at $9,000. There is cautious optimism for the new week, but Brazil cargo has remained in short supply, with no end in sight to Vale’s woes. There was some limited cargo booked from Itagaui to Qingdao at $12.00 for prompt dates.