Membership

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.

Join Now

Click here to complete your 2016 annual membership application online.

Click here to download a membership application to send by mail. 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

Click here to renew your 2016 annual membership online.

Click here to download a membership renewal form to send by mail. 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).

Membership Benefits

Participation in the CTA offers many benefits.

Leadership
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.

Events
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.

Committees
Both voting and nonvoting members may join standing committees; committee chairs must be voting members. Currently there are three standing committees:

  • Education and Recruitment 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.

Membership Categories

There are three membership categories:

  • Corporate (voting)
  • Corporate (nonvoting)
  • Nonprofit, Government or Academic Institution (nonvoting)

Current Membership

For a list of the CTA’s current members, click here.