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Requires the Trading & Risk module or Market Data Access license. You must have the Trade Route Module Right selected.

Trade Routes are typically defined by the market (by the data provider) or by your internal risk management team. Trade Routes are based on Vessel Type and have different units of measure ($/day, $/ton, $/mt, or Worldscale), usually based on the area or the start and end points of the itinerary.

On the Trading menu

, under Data, click Trade Route.

The trade routes are universal for all markets specified as Freight.

Before a Trade Route is defined, ensure that the Market and Market Index exist for the specific route.

Note: Ensure that the values in the "Settlement Route“ and "Spot Route“ columns match the Baltic route ID.

Adding Calculated Routes

You can also add calculated routes:

  1. Select the Calculated check box.

  2. Type in the formula in the Formula field.

    • AVG (Route1,Route2,Route3) 

      • Example: AVG (P2A,P2EA)

    • Factor1 * Route1 +/- Factor2 * Route2 +/- Factor3 * Route3 

      • Example: 0.6 * 4TC_P - 0.4 * P17A

    • Factor1 * $ / TonRoute - Factor2 * BunkerSymbol1 - Factor3 * BunkerSymbol2 - Factor4 

      • Example: 1143 * LPG - 42 * SPO380FO - 0.1 * SPOMGO - 2549

For calculated routes that have been used to define the exposure details on a TC contract, you can check the Split check box to split the TC exposure across the routes that are defined in the formula for the route.

Related Configuration Flags



Enable Trading Net P&L Fields

When enabled:

  • Net Contract Rate, Net Market Rate, Net P&L Less Commissions, and Parent Contract ID fields are added to the Trading P&L Summary and Trade Details list.

  • A Ttl Comm. column appears on the Trade Route form, in which you can manually capture market commission percentage to be used for the Net Market Rate calculation on the Trade Details list. 

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