Welcome to JERA Trading

 

JERA Trading is the exclusive fossil fuels optimisation and trading entity for JERA, The world’s largest buyer of LNG.


JERA Trading’s activities currrently focus on the coal and freight markets in Asia, Europe and North America.

In 2017, JERA Trading Pte. Ltd. (“JERA Trading”) completed the acquisition of the coal and freight business of EDF Trading Limited (“EDF Trading”).  JERA Trading is owned by JERA (two-thirds) and EDF Trading (one-third).

In July 2018, JERA and EDF Trading signed a binding agreement to combine their LNG market optimisation and trading activities which will be merged into JERA Trading.  This transaction is expected to complete in early 2019 and will give JERA Trading access to the global LNG and gas markets enabling the loading, unloading, reloading, shipping and storage of LNG in tank. This transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals (read more here).

Coal and LNG are an important part of the fuel mix in the global energy markets

JERA Trading optimises JERA’s fuel procurement at all the key points in the global coal and freight value chain. 

JERA Trading’s ambition is to be a world leader in fossil fuel procurement, optimisation and trading with a substantial contractual portfolio in Asia, Europe and North America, increasing security of supply and creating significant value for its shareholders.

JERA Trading applies an asset-backed trading business model, leveraging the flow of physical activities of its shareholders’ power stations to develop flow business and market opportunities.

JERA Trading has around 250 employees worldwide.

Our 2020 Vision

A World Leader in Global Fossil Fuels Markets

To become a leading player in the global fossil fuel markets with a substantial contractual portfolio in Asia, Europe and North America,
increasing security of supply and creating value for its shareholders

From its offices in Singapore (Headquarters), London and Baltimore, JERA Trading is able to offer the following services on a worldwide basis:

  • Wholesale market access
  • Fuel procurement and supply
  • Global physical logistics
  • Terminal operations in Europe, Asia and North America
  • Blending capabilities
  • Storage facilities
  • Asset optimisation services
  • Hedging services
London Branch
  • Optimisation of EDF coal imports
  • Orgination of regional structured transactions (e.g. supply, hedging)
  • European coal and freight trading
Singapore Headquarters
  • Global management team
  • Optimisation of JERA coal imports
  • Origination of regional structured transactions
  • Global trading in coal and freight
  • Centre for risk management, operations & IT
North American Subsidiary
  • Coal physical sourcing mainly for export purposes
  • North American coal trading

Value Creation Model

Sustainable Profitability Supported by an Asset Backed-Model

JERA Trading applies an asset-backed trading business model: leveraging the flow of physical activities of its
shareholders’ power stations develop flow business and market opportunities

Value Creation Levers

  • Supply Contract Portfolio

    Offtake Contract Portfolio

    Physical Supply Optimisation
    • Coal procurement in spot and forward market
    • Risk management services
  • Time-Charter Shipping Fleet

    Rail & Barge Logistics

    Terminal Control

    Logistics Optimisation
    • Storage facilities
    • Blending services
    • Capturing value from freight flexibility
  • Network Effect

    • Increased Liquidity by Widening Customer Portfolio
    • Cutting-Edge Market Intelligence
    Flow Trading
    • Third party supply and hedging
    Financial Trading
    • Applying our unique market insight to capture opportunities as they arise

JERA Trading Governance

Board Members
  • Sunao Nakamura (Chairman)
  • Hisaki Endo
  • Yasunari Orito
  • John Pexton
  • John Rittenhouse
  • David Macfarlane
Managing Director
  • Ronan Lory
Executive Committee
  • Hisaki Endo (Deputy MD)
  • Bert van Druten (SVP Trading)
  • Yasunari Orito (SVP JERA Coal Supply)
  • Scott McGill (Head of Risks)
  • Brahim Atif (Head of Finance)

JERA Trading is a leading market participant in the fossil fuel markets with a major presence in both the Atlantic and Pacific basins.

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