The European Energy Exchange (EEX) has reported record dry freight volumes.

The company’s cleared and exchange-traded dry-bulk freight business had its most successful year ever in 2021, breaking the 1m lots threshold for the first time, the company said.

An all-time high of 1,009,017 lots were traded last year, up from 789,921 lots of dry freight derivatives in 2020.

The growth was mainly driven by freight futures.