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Mark Jackson
Chief Executive, The Baltic Exchange
The Baltic Exchange
“The event extends far beyond London and amplifies the central role that the UK plays in this vital world market both today and in the years to come
The Baltic Exchange is once again delighted to be part of London International Shipping Week: an event which showcases the best of the UK’s vibrant maritime scene.
The Baltic Exchange is at the heart of the international shipping industry, ensuring fair and competitive shipping markets and providing trusted benchmark freight market data. For us, an event which brings international shipping professionals to our doorstep and highlights our strategically vital industry to policy makers, is an important part of our calendar. We will be co-hosting a conference on the role of the shipbroker as well as participating in many of the events throughout the week.
Headquartered in the City of London, our international members are mainly shipbrokers, shipowners and charterers who are responsible
for moving and arranging a huge proportion of bulk seaborne trade. We have more than 3,000 members, all of whom are required to abide by a strict code of conduct ensuring the highest standards of business probity. Through our daily market information
services, the Baltic Exchange provides a reliable and independent view of the dry, tanker, gas and container sectors. Our data underpins the freight derivatives industry and is used as a trusted settlement mechanism for both physical and futures contracts.
The Baltic continues to innovate and has recently launched a range of new services including a new LNG index, an escrow service for ship sale & purchase,
an app for members and in the near future will be providing vessel emissions data to support the industry’s drive to reducing its environmental footprint.
LISW19 is an opportunity for the Baltic Exchange to promote our new services, demonstrate our strengths and attract new business. The event extends far beyond London and ampli es the central role that the UK plays in this vital world market both today and in the years to come.
We look forward to welcoming guests from around the world to LISW19. l
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