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S&P Global Platts methodologies bring consistency and robustness to our price assessments through principles and parameters that guide our market specialists at every stage of the process. To learn more about the human systems we employ for gathering and assessing commodity market data, watch our video.

In this section you will find documentation for all published price assessments and indices by commodity and region.

Freight

Published November 2017

Platts assesses open market rates for the chartering of dry bulk carriers, dirty tankers, clean tankers and barges. Dirty tankers are defined as those carrying crude, fuel oil or other ¿dirty¿ products such as vacuum gasoil or dirty condensate. Clean tankers carry light ends such as gasoline, middles distillates or naphtha. Platts also published separate assessments for smaller dirty tankers dedicated to moving just fuel.


Global Bunker Fuels

Published June 2017

The Global Bunker Fuels Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts bunker fuel assessments and indices around the world. The various components of this guide are designed to give Platts subscribers as much information as possible about a wide range of methodology and specification issues.



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