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Our teams of shipping futures brokers and options brokers leverage the expertise and market dynamics of the wider Clarksons Group to offer best-in-class execution services to the freight, iron ore and carbon markets.

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Shipping Derivatives Services

Dry Freight

14

Expert Dry Freight brokers in our global team.

Dry Freight

Widest market coverage delivered by a client-focused team

WHY US
  • Market initiating broker
  • Leading dry freight options broker by market share
  • Nearly 300 years of combined broking and trading experience
  • Large volumes of proprietary market data
  • Superior access to EU markets
  • Dynamic team of brokers to suit ever-evolving market needs.
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
14
Brokers in London, Dubai and Oslo offices
OUR VALUE

Our specialist FFA and Options brokers are able to both suggest and execute tailored hedging solutions. With historic information going back to the inception of the market, our breadth of coverage and depth of intelligence is second to none. We’ve built our business on trust, reliability and results. Our diverse team, including brokers who have previously traded the product, leverages the synergies which come from being part of the world’s largest shipbroker.

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Dry Freight team

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Wet Freight

60+

Years of Wet Freight broking and trading experience

Wet Freight

The leading WET FFA broker in the market

OUR FOCUS
  • Leading wet freight options broker by market share
  • Diverse and driven team
  • Best-in-class execution across all routes
  • Timely, discreet trades
  • Backed by leading research
  • Access to market-leading physical information.
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
4
Offices in London, Singapore, Dubai and Oslo
LEADING WET FFA BROKER

Expert grasp of physical spot information, fantastic research and close working relationships. Our superior knowledge base means our efficient trades are expertly executed. Well-established and well-known in the sector, we’re a close-knit team from a diverse range of professional backgrounds, including ex-traders.

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Wet Freight team

Discuss your requirements with one of our sector specialists.

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Iron Ore

10

Years working in the iron ore market.

Iron Ore

Experts in financial iron ore derivatives contracts

OUR FOCUS
  • 62% Fe Iron ore
  • 65% Fe Iron ore
  • Lump Premium
  • Fully licensed brokers
  • FCA, MAS & NFA regulated
  • We respect confidentiality
  • Pioneers in iron ore derivatives
  • Specialists in swaps and options.
KEY STAT
10+
Years working in the iron ore market
PIONEERS OF THE SECTOR

From trade houses to funds, we provide exceptional support to our global client base. With offices in London, Oslo and Singapore, we offer round the clock support. Working as a cohesive team, we listen and respect what our clients are looking to do, prioritising building long-term relationships over the short-term gains of closing a deal. We have previously been recognised as one of the Top Bulks Commodities IDBs at the SGX Commodities Awards.

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Commodities team

Discuss your financial iron ore derivatives requirements with our expert team today.

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Carbon

4

Offices in London, Geneva, Oslo and Singapore.

Carbon Broking

Client-led solutions for maritime decarbonisation

OUR FOCUS
  • Broad expertise in global carbon markets
  • Risk mitigation strategy
  • Access to relevant carbon markets
  • Transaction execution
  • Guidance on policy development and change.
GLOBAL PRESENCE
4
Offices in London, Geneva, Oslo and Singapore
EUETS RISK MITIGATION

We deliver market-based solutions to help you make cleaner, faster, data-driven decisions. Through our access to live market prices we offer you strategic level support, footprint calculations and trade execution to mitigate compliance risk.

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Carbon Broking team

Discuss your options and next steps for the compliance and voluntary markets.

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LNG & LPG

3

World-first derivative trades.

LNG & LPG

Breaking new ground and developing markets

OUR STRENGTHS
  • Facilitated three world-first trades
  • Actively developing markets
  • Working with market participants globally
  • Market-leading physical information
  • Backed by leading research.
KEY STAT
3
World-first derivative trades
OUR APPROACH

By working closely with our global team of 40+ LNG and LPG brokers, our people in London and Oslo are able to offer the best insight into a sometimes opaque physical market. Our dedicated analysts and research teams provide market reports on a regular basis. And our huge network of clients enables us to build and develop liquidity in new markets.

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LNG & LPG team

Discuss your LNG and LPG derivatives requirements with our expert team today.

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Battery Metals

New

Base and battery metals desk.

Battery metals

A new offering across the futures and physical markets

OUR FOCUS
  • Lithium
  • Cobalt
  • Nickel
  • Manganese
  • + and more
MARKET GROWTH

With proven and expected growth in demand for base and battery metals, the financial derivatives division has established a new and focused desk to help meet the needs of clients looking to build long-term strategies and execute short-term deals. The metals desk is able to broker both types of metals via the CME Group and SGX exchanges.

UNIQUE OFFERING
  • Part of a wider derivatives service
  • Unique breadth of market coverage
  • Supporting clients globally
  • Based in Switzerland
  • Deep understanding of a growing market
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The metals desk is headed up by Philip Lye.

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Derivatives

Global expertise and execution

Clarksons pioneered the first freight derivative products in the early 1990s - and we are still number one in the market today. We lead the sector with a hard-earned reputation for sound consultation and best-in-class execution. Our derivatives brokers includes people from mainstream shipping with first-hand knowledge of the physical shipping markets as well as those who have trained in the financial sector and know how those markets operate.

This rare blend enables us to offer our clients unrivalled expertise and knowledge. Our teams of FFA brokers, in combination with our world-leading options brokers, have the scope, scale and specialist skills required to help you realise your objectives in this fast-moving and volatile business.

Offering comprehensive Freight Forward Agreement (FFA) and specialist commodity derivative broking services, we are the partner of choice for a range of shipping companies, banks, investment houses and other institutions seeking to manage freight exposure by increasing or reducing risk. Authorised and regulated by all relevant global regulated authorities.

Terms of Business (non-EU clients)
RESPONDING TO GROWTH

New base and battery metals desk

The derivatives division has established a new desk focused on broking base and battery metals in both the futures and physical markets. Headed up by Philip Lye, the newly established desk will focus on both types of metals, including the highly liquid lithium and cobalt markets, via the CME Group and SGX exchanges.

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NEWS AND INSIGHTS

Leading the way

Philip Lye, Battery and base metals
Broking Derivatives
News

Derivatives team launches new desk, focused on base and battery metals in futures and physical markets

Clarksons financial derivatives division has established a new desk focused on broking base and battery metals in both the futures and physical markets.

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Derivatives LNG & LPG Achievement
News

Clarksons’ brokers world’s first LNG 174 cbm freight futures trade on the CME Group

In a positive development for the LNG derivative market, Clarksons has brokered the world’s first 174cbm LNG Forward Freight Agreement (FFA) trade on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group (the CME).

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Broking Green Transition Carbon
News

Clarksons' enhances its sustainability offering

Clarksons’ Carbon Broking team is pleased to announce its new partnership with CarbonChain.

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