Are you looking for new ways to improve the standards within the coal trading community? To exchange information and ideas with colleagues and enhance your understanding of industry trends? To help achieve a disciplined, liquid and efficient coal trading industry? Then consider joining the Coal Trading Association. CTA is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to the needs of traders, trading managers, brokers, risk managers, sales managers and purchasing managers in the coal trading industry.
Click here to complete your membership application online.
Click here to download a membership application to send via mail or fax. Download our interactive form to your PC, where you can type the information into the fields. Please return it as a Word file (not a PDF).
Renew Your Membership
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Click here to download a membership renewal form to send via mail or fax. Download our interactive form to your PC, where you can type the information into the fields.Please return it as a Word file (not a PDF).
Participation in the CTA offers many benefits.
All members can participate as committee members. Voting members are eligible to become committee chair and board members. Leadership in the CTA allows individuals and their companies to take an active role in determining the future of the industry and how to develop relationships with key industry participants.
Members pay a reduced registration fee to attend the annual Coal Trading Conference and can help determine the programming to be featured at each event. Members may also participate as speakers, panelists and session moderators.
Both voting and nonvoting members may join standing committees; committee chairs must be voting members. Currently there are three standing committees:
- Education Committee
- New Products Committee
- Master Agreement and Nonperformance Committee
Members may also participate in ad hoc committees, created to address short-term situations or breaking industry developments. For example, an ad hoc committee was developed in 2004 to address the shipping and nondelivery problems. The committee developed recommendations for OTC participants on how best to handle these issues. Annually we also form an annual Nominations Committee, chaired by a board member, to consider candidates for vacancies on the Board of Directors.
There are three membership categories:
- Corporate (voting)
- Corporate (nonvoting)
- Nonprofit, Government or Academic Institution (nonvoting)
For a list of the CTA’s current members, click here.