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Freight Route TC7 (Baltic) Futures Contract Specs

Contract Unit 1,000 metric tons
Price Quotation U.S. dollars and cents per metric ton
Trading Hours Sunday - Friday 5:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET) with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. ET)
Minimum Price Fluctuation 0.0001 per metric ton = $0.10
Product Code CME Globex: TC7
CME ClearPort: TC7
Clearing: TC7
Listed Contracts Monthly contracts listed for the current year and the next 5 calendar years. List monthly contracts for a new calendar year following the termination of trading in the December contract of the current year.
Settlement Method Financially Settled
Floating Price The Floating Price for each contract month is equal to the arithmetic average of the freight rate published each day during the Settlement Period by the Baltic Exchange for the TC7 freight route (i.e. Singapore to EC Australia for cargoes of 35,000 metric tons, or as subsequently amended) valued in Worldscale points multiplied by the applicable Worldscale flat rate for the TC7 route (as defined by Baltic Exchange). The Floating Price is determined by multiplying each daily freight rate by the applicable Worldscale flat (for that day), and subsequently calculating the average for the Settlement Period. 
Termination Of Trading Jan - Nov: Trading terminates on the last London and Singapore business day of the contract month.

Dec: Trading terminates on the 24th day of the contract month. If this is not a London and Singapore business day, trading terminates on the prior London and Singapore business day.
Position Limits NYMEX Position Limits
Exchange Rulebook NYMEX 673
Block Minimum Block Minimum Thresholds
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