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Freight Route TD3C (Baltic) Futures Contract Specs

Contract Unit 1,000 metric tons
Price Quotation U.S. dollars and cents per metric ton
Trading Hours Sunday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Chicago Time/CT) with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 5:00 p.m. (4:00 p.m. CT)
Minimum Price Fluctuation 0.0001 per metric ton = $0.10
Product Code CME Globex: TL
CME ClearPort: TL
Clearing: TL
Listed Contracts Monthly contracts listed for the current year and the next 5 consecutive years. Monthly contracts for a new calendar year will be added 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 TD3C freight route (i.e. Middle East Gulf to China for cargoes of 270,000 metric tons, or as subsequently amended) valued in Worldscale points multiplied by the applicable Worldscale flat rate for the TD3C 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 For contract months January to November inclusive: Trading terminates on the last business day of the calendar month.
For December contract months: Trading terminates on the 24th calendar day of the month, or if this is not a business day, the first preceding business day.
Settlement Procedures Daily Baltic Freight Futures Settlement Procedure
Position Limits NYMEX Position Limits
Exchange Rulebook NYMEX 684
Block Minimum Block Minimum Thresholds
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