A steady volume of deals for secondhand capesizes underscores just how robust market conditions for such vessels have become lately.

With asset values rising, the Baltic Capesize Index (BCI) hitting year-to-date highs and owners announcing lucrative multi-year chartering deals for such vessels, both buyers and sellers are stimulated to move.

Owners of expensively acquired capesizes find a good opportunity to shake them off at an elevated price.

That seems to be the case with Carras (Hellas), which brokers widely report as having agreed to divest the 182,100-dwt Aquadiva (built 2010) for anything between $31m and $32.6m.