Approved warehouses

There are approximately 600 LME-approved warehouses and storage facilities in about 40 locations across the USA, Europe and Asia. 

The LME does not own or operate warehouses, nor does it own the material they contain. It simply authorises warehouse companies and the warehouses they operate to store LME-registered brands of metal, on behalf of warrant holders, and issue LME warrants through their London agent for material delivered into their approved warehouses.

The LME also approves warehouses as part of it's LMEshield offering, which facilitates the electronic transfer of ownership for off-warrant commodities. You can view a list of approved LMEshield facilities here.

Approved warehouse list

The list of approved warehouses is only available to logged in users who have requested access.