13 March 2014
SOAS LLM International Law students visited the Baltic Exchange in the City of London earlier this week to trace the history of the Baltic Exchange and its role in international trade.
Dr Emilia Onyema, Senior Lecturer in International Commercial Law, SOAS, University of London accompanied the post-graduates during the visit.
Dustin Evans, one of the students, said: "As part of our studies on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, we were treated to a fluid telling of the story of the exchange and an instructive presentation on primary data and cutting edge information/news with regards to the exchange functions."
The Baltic Exchange started out at as the Virginia and Maryland Coffee House in 1744 and now it stands in the heart of the financial hub of London. Since its inception in the coffee house, “the exchange” has provided a consensus and equilibrium on maritime market information and has been a forum for maritime market participants to meet with one another to broker deals as well as resolve disputes.