The Baltic Exchange’s Baltex electronic system for trading dry-bulk shipping derivatives will start operating next month, Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Penn said.
“We expect that to be in May,” Penn told a Coaltrans conference in Geneva today. “It will meet requirements of traders for a more transparent marketplace.”
Traders of the contracts, known as forward freight agreements, had been concerned about the time taken to develop Baltex, according to a Feb. 8 letter to the exchange from the Freight Market Information Users’ Group.
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