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Platts ceases vessel size indications in Asia PX MOC

S&P Global Platts has ceased publication of vessel-size-based market indications in its CFR Taiwan/China PX Market on Close assessment process, effective January 6, 2020.

From this date, Platts will publish bids, offers and trades during the MOC process that do not specify the vessel size to be employed for delivery of PX parcels.

Platts first proposed this change in a subscriber note published October 25, 2019 http://plts.co/Q7Lx30pR7LX.

Following on from feedback, however, Platts will continue to publish bids, offers and trades that state Asian origin, in addition to standard, open-origin indications.

Platts had previously proposed no longer publishing Asia-origin indications, and removing the related instrument from its editorial window (eWindow) communication tool. Platts will retain the 'Platts PX Asian origin' instrument in eWindow.

From January 6, Platts will introduce a new instrument 'Platts PX' and 'Platts PX spread' which will replace the following existing instruments and the respective spreads: Platts PX MR , Platts PX MR spread, Platts PX 26 kdwt, Platts PX 26 kdwt spread.

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