The physical dry bulk market in 2016 was equivalent to 3.4bn tonnes of freight, carried by a fleet of approximately 10,500 vessels, equating to 795m tonnes, with another 69m of future deliveries.

Asia accounts for half the world’s dry bulk cargo demand and China has become the key player in terms of dry bulk imports as well as exports of finished and semi-finished goods.

FIS provides a complete service to clients including marketing cargoes, advising on timing of when to fix, managing post-fixture and operations.
Freight rates have been at or close to historical lows but a combination of improved demand for raw materials and increased scrapping has seen volatility increase.

FIS can provide a full spectrum service, combining research and analysis with hedging of bunker fuel, FFAs and options.

Looking to grow our presence in this sector, FIS is considering acquisitions as well as organic growth to take advantage of the upturn in dry bulk freight markets.

FFAS

FFAS

FFAs offer owners, charterers and traders a means of protecting themselves against the inherent volatility of the freight market.
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Iron Ore

Iron Ore

Iron ore futures have emerged as the leading instrument for hedging and risk management for producers and consumers alike.
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Coking Coal

Coking Coal

Freight and iron ore options are used to provide a means of hedging that is closely related to physical positions.
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Steel & Scrap

Steel & Scrap

An indispensable building block of the global economy, changes in the steel market have driven demand for risk management.
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Base Metals & Premiums

Base Metals & Premiums

FIS has expanded its metals market coverage to include the most liquid copper and aluminium premium contracts on CME.
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Fuel Oil

Fuel Oil

Consumers, suppliers and traders can use Fuel Oil Futures to cheaply and simply fix the price of their future bunker fuel needs.
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Fertilizers

Fertilizers

Fertilizer Futures provide a risk management tool which can be traded standalone or combined with freight and other commodities.
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Physical Shipping

Physical Shipping

FIS offers a range of services for clients requiring a bespoke approach to their raw material and shipping requirements.
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