0.00 0.00%



225.00 2.05%

Iron Ore


0.85 1.12%

Sing 380



Coking Coal


0.00 0.00%

Nola Urea


0.00 0.00%

The Time is Now: FIS unveils plans for Tanker FFA market

Leading futures broker will help market take back control of tanker FFAs and achieve ‘WEXIT’ from Worldscale system with new Oil Freight Flat Rate Agreements (OFFRA)

No Black Monday for freight market, just a Lunar New Year lull

The US stock market's biggest single trading day fall on 5 Feb did not dampen sentiment in the freight market last week. Dubbed 'Black Monday' in memory of the events of 1987, the Dow Jones Industrial average fell by almost 1,200 points or 4.6% making its largest-ever, single-day decline on record. (Pic: AFP/Getty)

DCE opens up for foreign investors

Foreign investors may soon be allowed to trade on China’s iron ore futures trading platform on similar level as the Chinese domestic traders. Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) has been preparing for the move toward an internationally recognized, fair and transparent iron-ore futures benchmark with domestic and foreign investors trading on the same platform.

Baltic Briefing Seminar: 2020 Sulphur Cap; implementation, impact & price risk management

FIS took part in the recent seminar at the Baltic Exchange on the 2020 sulphur cap, with head of the bunker desk Luke Longhurst speaking on the changes ahead for the shipping industry in hedging via the cleared market. Click here to read about the outcomes.

Iron Ore: Supply Galore in 2018

The New Year seems to offer the market plentiful supply of iron ore after witnessing high prices volatility last year. Major miners tend to ship more cargoes last year as the surplus exports did not really hurt them as long the shipments are profitable. However without any big demand pledges for the market in 2018, surplus shipments might haunt the suppliers this year. Beyond Lunar New Year restocking there are few sources of demand that will draw down on the vast build-up of supply inventory.

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