pioneer in freight & commodity derivatives

who we are

Since the beginning of this century, we have forged a reputation as pioneers and innovators, tirelessly striving to spearhead and develop new commodity derivatives markets. 


We are a leading broker & service provider in freight & commodity derivatives. We have enjoyed dominant market share in dry bulk freight (FFAs), iron ore, coking coal, steel and fertilizer derivatives outside China for the last decade. We were named No. 1 bulk commodity broker by the SGX Exchange for nine years running.


We pioneered the development of iron ore, FFA options, coking coal, cobalt, lithium and container markets. We were the first broker to arrange deals in the 0.5% Sulphur content fuel contracts on SGX and CME exchanges.

Global Network

Our offices in the US, UK, Dubai, India, Singapore and China provide a 24-hour global network. We’re present in all major markets including SGX, NASDAQ, CME, ICE, EEX, DCE and DME. We hold a license to broker FFAs in RMB via Shanghai Clearing House and act as RIB member of the LME. 

FIS Timeline

why FIS?

No conflict of interests

Serving clients is our top priority

competitive priceS

We meet clients’ needs with the most competitive price

complete confidentiality

We protect trading partners’ information and transaction information

potential counterparties

Through well-reputed customer databases and good customer relationships

extensive macro markets

Regular global seminars, conferences and FIS analytics platform

good relationships

Good relationships with clearing companies, ensures trading partners fulfil contracts & reduce risk

in-depth market analysis

Daily technical analysis and market reports

product diversification

Provide more arbitrage opportunities among derivatives


John Banaszkiewicz, commonly known as John B, founded Freight Investor Services (FIS) in 2002, growing the company into one of the world’s leading freight and commodity derivatives brokers.

In addition to leading FIS to new and emerging markets, John also serves as Chairman of the FFA Brokers Association (FFABA), was inaugural Chairman of the Iron Ore and Steel Derivatives Association, and is a founding member of the Independent Freight Forward Agreement Association (IFFAA).

John’s determination and commitment to innovation has made him a leading figure in the market. He can regularly be heard speaking to shipping and financial market conferences worldwide.

As an avid philanthropist, John is a trustee for Cancer Assessment Rapid Early Support (CARES) and most recently has been working with Ukraine CARES, chartered by FIS, to provide humanitarian aid and tactical equipment donations.

On top of his business and philanthropic efforts, John is on the board of directors of Burnley Football Club and UCFB (University College Football Business). He also enjoys travelling, golf, and reading (when he has the time!)

global office network

FIS Houston

Freight Investor Services Houston
Heights Clocktower
Suite 207,
611 W. 22nd Street
TX 77008
T: +1 713 5748486

FIS Dubai

Freight Investor Solutions DMCC
Unit 2906, Swiss Tower
Jumeirah Lake Towers

Cluster Y
PO Box 391624

T: +97 144-309011

FIS Mumbai

Freight Investor Services PVT. LTD.
408, Goldcrest Business Park
LBS Marg, Ghatkoper (w)
Mumbai – 400086

T: +91 22 4881 8900
F: +91 22 4970 0019

FIS Stamford

Freight Investor Services (USA)
Suite 601, Canterbury Green
201 Broad Street
CT 06901


T: +1 203 325 8004


Freight Investor Services (UK)
80 Cannon Street London,

T: +44 (0) 20 7090 1120
T: +44 (0) 20 7090 1123 (ops/finance)
F: +44 (0) 20 7090 1121

FIS Denmark

Freight Investor Services A/S (Denmark) 42508365
Bredgade 17.
1260 Copenhagen K

FIS Singapore

Freight Investor Services Pte Ltd
6 Battery Road,
#24-04 Singapore,

T: +65 6535 5189
F: +65 6535 3341

FIS Shanghai

Freight Investor Services Shanghai
1903 Shuion Plaza,
No. 333 Huaihai Middle Road,



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