About Us

The Baltic Exchange is a membership organisation at the heart of the global maritime marketplace

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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 shipping contracts.

Our international community of over 600 member firms encompasses the majority of world shipping interests and commits to a code of business conduct encapsulated in the motto our word our bond.

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.

Headquartered in London, with regional offices in Singapore, Shanghai and Athens, the Baltic is owned by its shareholders, most of whom are members. It is governed by a board of directors elected by shareholders and members.


Daily freight market information

The Baltic Exchange is the world's leading source of independent maritime market data. Our information is used by shipbrokers, owners & operators, traders, financiers and charterers as a reliable and independent view of the dry and tanker markets.

Baltic Exchange information services

The Baltic Exchange information is based on assessments made by a global panel of shipbrokers.

Our indices and assessments are used as a settlement tool for freight derivative trades, for benchmarking physical contracts and as a general indicator of the bulk market's performance.

Our comprehensive information services cover voyage and timecharter rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize bulk carriers; VLCC, aframax & MR tankers and LPG vessels as well as  forward assessments, vessel values, market reports & fixtures and demolition values.


Our Word Our Bond

Baltic Exchange members undertake to commit to a code of conduct overseen by the Baltic. Those who breach the code are expelled.

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We provide independent daily shipping market information; maintain professional shipbroking standards and resolve disputes.
Baltic Exchange Ltd., St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8BH
Registered in England Number 64795
Tel + 44 (0) 20 7283 9300, Fax + 44 (0) 20 7369 1622.
Calls to Baltic Exchange staff are recorded
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