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Dry cargo chartering focus in Singapore

Press Release   •  Sep 12, 2013 07:00 BST

The latest issues affecting dry cargo vessel chartering – paper and physical - will come into sharp focus on November 7th in Singapore as TradeWinds and the FFA Brokers Association (FFABA) along with the Baltic Exchange, team up to offer guests and delegates a packed day of information, insight and inspiration.

The day comprises a series of presentations, forums and interactive discussions with the morning dedicated to TradeWinds Charterers Forum followed on immediately after lunch with the FFABA Forum which is the annual opportunity in Asia for market principles to gain insight into hedging freight risk and gain clarity on issues impacting the FFA industry.  Delegates to both events will come together during a high-powered networking lunch to renew friendships and debate the issues raised.

Baltic Exchange Chief Executive Jeremy Penn welcomed the cooperation with TradeWinds: “We have a warm relationship with Tradewinds and working closely together comes naturally to us"

Commenting on the arrangement, TradeWinds Events’ director Jon Chaplin suggested teaming up was an easy decision. “ We’re particularly pleased to be working so closely with the FFABA & Baltic Exchange on this project with the clear goal to shine a light on what is being referred to by some as ‘the new cycle’ in dry bulk commodities. During the course of the day, we are offering valuable insight into the key areas for dry bulk charterers and owners – principally factors affecting transportation security, exposure and cost.”

He added, “We are also delighted to be supporting the annual Sailor’s Society Ball taking place at Singapore’s landmark Shangri-La Hotel the same evening. It’s always a wonderful occasion and strongly supported by the dry bulk shipping community, promising a thoroughly enjoyable and meaningful end to the day.”

Running consecutively in the conference rooms of the PARKROYAL Hotel on Pickering, the two events are by invitation only and those interested in attending are encouraged to contact the organizers without delay.

For attendance at the TradeWinds Charterers Forum, register your interest online at, e mail or call +44 207 029 4162

For attendance at the Baltic Exchange FFABA meeting contact; / +44 (0)207 369 1654 or for Baltic Exchange Singapore RO on +65 6377 0654

TradeWinds Events is the conference arm of shipping news provider TradeWinds. We help move business forward through information exchange, stimulating fresh thinking and professional networking. We produce lively, independent and interactive conferences covering a wide range of maritime sectors, including ship building,  ship recycling, marine insurance, maritime security, offshore shipping and  technology, and vessel chartering. Each conference agenda is carefully designed to tackle the most topical and often controversial subjects. We do not offer time on the podium in exchange for sponsorship, but rather on the merits of the contribution and we continually appraise our performance via regular delegate feedback surveys

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