Platts proposes to discontinue container freight differentials from Europe to North Asia and BMD M1, M2 futures

Platts, part of S&P Global Commodity Insights, proposes to discontinue some of its biofuels assessments to reflect ongoing market dynamics, including freight elements that have been superseded and Malaysian CPO futures, with effect from Nov. 1, 2022.

Platts will no longer publish assessments of container freight differentials that were previously used to adjust values for UCO CIF ARA to FOB North Asia from Nov. 1. As a result of the industry shift from containerized transportation in favor of shipments in bulk, the UCO North Asia assessment was changed to reflect bulk cargoes between 3,000 mt to 10,000 mt on Nov. 1, 2021 (as per the subscriber note published here: https://www.spglobal.com/commodityinsights/en/our-methodology/subscriber-notes/110121-platts-amends-volume-reflected-in-uco-north-asia-assessment-november-1).

Platts also proposes to discontinue its spot assessments of Bursa Malaysia CPO Month 1 and Month 2 futures, with effect from Nov. 1, 2022. The Bursa Malaysia CPO Month 1 and Month 2 futures were previously considered within the assessment process for South East Asia biodiesel but are no longer relevant to that assessment since a change in the reflected laycan, as of July 1, 2020 (as per the subscriber note published here: https://www.spglobal.com/commodityinsights/en/our-methodology/subscriber-notes/070120-platts-changes-southeast-asia-biodiesel-assessment-time-laycan-july-1).

Symbols

Description

AUCOB00

UCO Container Freight Nort Asia-North Continent

ACONA00

Container 40ft-20ft

ACONB00

Container load mt

ACONC00

EU Import duty (CN)

BMAAA00

BMD CPO (MYR) M1

BMAAA02

BMD CPO (MYR) M2

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