LME-Approved Warehousing

LME approved warehousing

Many of our terminals are able to provide London Metal Exchange (LME) approved warehousing services for refined metals. LME policies and practices ensure the physical security of our terminals, transparency of our operations as well as the confidentiality of our customers. 

LME STANDARDS

The LME provides a transparent and regulated trading environment and represents the global benchmark for metal pricing. Our LME warehousing services conform to LME standards across our global terminals network to ensure security, trust, reliability and excellence for our customers. 

CONTROL

Under LME warehousing agreements, terms and conditions exist for storage to be accompanied with LME warrants as proof of ownership. Daily pricing accompanies 24-hour trading opportunities and daily minimum supply quotas for metals. The ability for physical delivery via LME-approved warehouses coupled with a robust and regulated market combine to create the perfect hedging environment. 

TRANSPARENCY

All LME-approved sites must meet set standards of security, insurance and handling. Each operation is subject to an independent audit every year to certify it is performing against LME standards. In addition, LME publishes and monitors daily and future metals data ensuring price, stock and delivery transparency across its platform.

CONFIDENTIALITY

The LME Confidential Information Barrier Policy protects sensitive information on stock levels as well as customer and supplier data. With this assurance of confidentiality, our LME-approved warehousing services aid liquidity and free up short-term capital.

RATES

LME rates can be referenced directly through the LME website.  

 

 

OUR LME-APPROVED SITES

EUROPE AND MIDDLE EAST 

BELGIUM
Antwerp

UK
Sunderland

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Jebel Ali

ASIA

MALAYSIA

Johor
Port Klang