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The Baltic Exchange - Supporting Association

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The Baltic Exchange is the world's only independent source of maritime market information for the trading and settlement of physical and derivative contracts. Our international community of more than 640 members encompasses the majority of world shipping interests and commits to a code of business conduct overseen by the Baltic.

Baltic Exchange members are responsible for a large proportion of all dry cargo and tanker fixtures as well as the sale and purchase of merchant vessels.

Baltic Exchange member services include:

  • Licence to use shipping market data

  • Access to more than 60 independent daily market rates and 45 forward assessments covering the dry, wet and gas markets

  • Dispute resolution: in 2018 we assisted our members in the recovery of more than $4m in unpaid freight and commissions and help to resolve disputes swiftly and amicably

  • Escrow service for sale & purchase transactions

  • Central forum for competing freight market interests

  • Framework ensuring high standards of business practice and co-operation

  • Invitations to 40 networking events and 11 social/sports clubs worldwide