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Atum Consulting Supports CTRM Conference with Sponsorship

Atum Consulting is supporting CTRM Conference with a break sponsorship. We thank them for their support. Headquartered in London and established all across Europe and Asia, the Consultancy was created back in 2009 to advise commodity houses and investment banks on complex issues and support them on technical projects. Number... continue reading

Electricity market data on smartphones and tablets

Now also for Android: ProCom app provides intraday electricity market data Aachen (Germany), September 22, 2017 – The ITA mobile app from ProCom is for everyone who wants to keep a constant eye on the intraday electricity market from their smartphone or tablet. The app provides an overview of prices... continue reading

Join With The In Crowd In Amsterdam

So, you are wondering whether to attend the CTRM Conference on October 5th in Amsterdam. You want to know who else is going? Well, here are the current delegate job titles and companies for you just to help a bit with that decision. Job Titles Managing Partner/Partner CEO Director Managing... continue reading

The graphite fix: Inside China’s newest commodity addiction

Manolo Serapio Jr, Tom Daly MANILA/BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s aggressive environmental protection campaign has tightened supplies of graphite electrodes used in steelmaking, boosting the fortunes of big producers like Fangda Carbon as mills search far and wide for a material now in short supply. Beijing’s campaign for clearer skies has closed... continue reading

Freepoint Commodities Expands into Cotton Trading; Taps Industry Veteran to Lead; Appoints Global Head of Agricultural Products

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Freepoint Commodities LLC (“Freepoint”) announced today the continued expansion of its agricultural trading business with the hire of Crawford Tatum.   Mr. Tatum, who will be based outside of Auburn, Alabama, will be responsible for the build out of Freepoint’s physical cotton trading.  Mr. Tatum brings more... continue reading

Amphora Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Stamford, CT:  September 19, 2017 – Amphora, Inc, a key provider of commodity trading and risk management software solutions is pleased to announce that 2017 marks the company’s 20th Anniversary. Founded in 1997, Amphora has been able to maintain its leadership position by continuously evolving to meet the constant changing requirements... continue reading

Invensoft Sponsors CTRM Conference

Invensoft Technologies once again is sponsoring the CTRM Conference at the bronze level. We thank them for their support. Invensoft Technologies is an Information Technology Company providing Commodity Management software solutions for global businesses in Agricultural Commodities, Metals, Minerals, Ores and Concentrates. Since year 2000, with a continuous focus on... continue reading

Seaboard Corporation successfully completes Fendahl Fusion CTRM Implementation Project

ISLE of MAN, September 2017 – Seaboard Overseas Limited, a division of Seaboard Corporation has successfully completed the implementation of the Fendahl Fusion CTRM, after a 4-month software implementation project. Seaboard Overseas is a global trader of; wheat, corn, soybeans, soybean meal, mill feed, rice, pulses, milk products, sugar, food... continue reading

Openlink announces Rich Grossi as CEO, John O’Malley assumes strategic role as Executive Chairman of the Board

Company also unveils new branding as it reaches its 25th year UNIONDALE, N.Y., September 18, 2017 – Openlink, the global leader in trading, treasury and risk management solutions for the energy, commodities, corporate and financial services industries, has announced that Rich Grossi has been promoted to CEO. John O’Malley has... continue reading


Specialist global energy billing software M&A advisor Presser & Co act as buyside advisor to Hansen Technologies (ASX:HSN) on their purchase of Scandinavian energy billing, meter data management and energy analytics firm Enoro AS from Herkules III The business services team of Presser & Co, led by founder and managing... continue reading

Allegro Sponsors CTRM Conference

Allegro has signed up for a break sponsorship for the CTRM Conference and we thank Allegro for its kind support. Allegro Development Corp. is a global leader in commodity trading and risk management software for power and gas utilities, crude oil refiners, chemical manufacturers, oil and gas producers, agriculture companies,... continue reading

Global use of liquid fuels to grow by nearly a fifth by 2040: EIA

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global use of petroleum and other liquid fuels will grow by nearly a fifth by 2040, driven by the transportation and industrial sectors, the U.S. government said on Thursday. Consumption is set to grow from 95 million barrels per day in 2015 to 104 million bpd... continue reading

Nevada Court rules in favor of CFTC in case against TradeMasters

TradeMasters and company owner Mirko Schacke shall pay a civil monetary penalty of $504,000 and disgorgement of $168,626, the Court has ruled. The Nevada District Court, Las Vegas division, on Wednesday granted a Motion by the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for a default judgement against TradeMasters, US LLC. The... continue reading

CTRM Conference – What You Will Learn

The CTRM Conference is on October 5th in Amsterdam. This year we are co-hosted with EMART but in no way does this mean we are focussed on energy. We are simply using the good people at Synergy to help us with facility, organization and so on. Our agenda is around... continue reading

Under EU attack, top palm oil producers rethink trade strategy

Bernadette Christina Munthe, Fransiska Nangoy, Emily Chow JAKARTA/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Facing a backlash in Europe over palm oil’s environmental toll, the world’s top producers are scrambling to find new markets and even striking unusual barter deals, such as exchanging Sukhoi jets for the edible oil. The European Union is the second-largest... continue reading

OPEC sees higher 2018 oil demand, trims output

LONDON (Reuters) – OPEC on Tuesday forecast higher demand for its oil in 2018 and pointed to signs of a tighter global market, indicating its production-cutting deal with non-member countries is helping to tackle a supply glut that has weighed on prices. In a monthly report, the Organization of the... continue reading