What can you trade

SCoTA covers the world's most active coal trading hubs. A variety of physical and financial contracts at each of these key hubs can be traded on the globalCOAL platform.


ARA (North-West Europe)

Two multi-origin contracts for physical coal basis 6,000kcal/kg NCV, delivered on a DES or DAP basis at the ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Antwerp. Coal may originate from Australia, Colombia, Poland, Russia, South Africa or United States (ACPRSU). Both contracts can be traded on fixed price, or on an index-linked basis (API#2). Financial contracts can be traded as block futures via ICE Futures Europe.

HCCA (Australia)

A physical contract for a high quality, mid vol hard coking coal delivered FOB Dalrymple Bay in Queensland, Australia. The specification accommodates both branded and unbranded coals. The qualifying brands are: Illawarra, Goonyella, Moranbah North, Oaky Creek or North Goonyella.

Newcastle (Australia)

Two physical contracts for coal basis 6,000kcal/kg NCV, delivered FOB in Newcastle, Australia. One contract is delivered FOB Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) and the other at Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG). The contract can be traded on fixed price, or on an index-linked basis (globalCOAL NEWC Index). Swap contracts against the globalCOAL NEWC Index can also be cleared via ICE Futures Europe.

A physical contract for High Ash Australian coal basis 5500 kcal/kg NCV is also available to trade.

Richards Bay (South Africa)

Three physical contracts delivered FOB at the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) in South Africa are available to trade:

  • RB1 - basis 6,000kcal/kg NCV
  • RB2 5700 - basis 5,700kcal/kg NCV
  • RB3 - basis 5,500kcal/kg NCV

These contracts can be traded on fixed price, or on an index-linked basis (API#4). Swap contracts against the API#4 can also be cleared via ICE Futures Europe.

Colombia (COL)

A physical contract for coal basis 6,000kcal/kg NCV, delivered FOB at any of Puerto Bolivar, Port Drummond, Puerto Prodeco or Rio Cordoba bulk terminals. The contract can be traded on fixed price, or on an index-linked basis (API#4).

Indonesia

A physical contract for sub-bituminous coal basis 4,200kcal/kg NCV, delivered FOB onto geared vessels at a range of anchorages at South Kalimantan, Indonesia. The contract can be traded on fixed price.

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