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The Container Freight Derivatives Association has been established to be a neutral and unified voice for users of freight derivatives. The Association will provide education and ideas-sharing opportunities for its members and the chance to have a say in the evolution of this exciting new tool for the containerised logistics market.

Container Shipping is, without doubt, one of the key enablers of globalisation. Every day increasingly large and efficient vessels criss-cross the oceans on planned schedules carrying a multitude of different cargoes from manufacturers to their retail markets and from producers to consumers.

 As vessels have become larger and networks more stabilised, containers and containerised freight has become a commodity that is subject to the price pressures of supply and demand seen in all competitive markets. Container freight derivatives have been developed in the wake of the tremendous volatility seen over the past few years to allow the market to manage price risk more efficiently and to allow logistics professionals the world over to concentrate on the service, quality and reliability.

Join the CFDA - membership include access to the weekly Shanghai Containerised Freight Index (SCFI) and daily CFDA forward curve.

For more information about membership please email