Amerex began brokering coal in 2012 with a focus on the U.S. coal basins. Amerex is emphasizing the use of financial products by power plants and mines to hedge their price risk. Amerex is bringing liquidity to the market by educating new counterparties on the benefits of utilizing financial products and through the use of the Trayport trading platform. Amerex offers both long and short term forwards as well as options in each of these products and is an industry leader in structured coal transactions.