CoFIF contracts surged in the first 2 trading days of 2024 and traded limit up to their maximum daily caps before softening in the next 3 trading days as the market awaits further signals from the SCFIS. Traders continue to prefer longer dated contracts, indicating a growing consensus that the Red Sea diversion may drag on. Open interest fell for the 2nd week in a row to just half of the peak on 22 December. This week’s trading will be driven by the latest SCFIS assessment on 8 January for the