BULK LOGISTICS

At the beginning of the 1990’s, the LOUIS DREYFUS ARMATEURS Group became confident that the economic development of some South East Asian and South American countries would greatly depend on their ports infrastructures. However, costly related investments would only be made possible in the case of strong economic growth. In order to break this vicious circle, the Group decided to develop innovative solutions enabling large scale dry bulk loading and transhipment operations (mainly coal and ore) as an alternative to investing in costly port infrastructures.

LD PORTS & LOGISTICS, our specialised subsidiary for all logistics and port operations, provides our clients with complete logistical support to integrated maritime projects, from the conception of tailor-made logistical equipments to day-to-day management. Each year, nearly 35 million tons of iron ore and coal are handled at the various sites managed by LD PORTS & LOGISTICS worldwide, whether in India, Indonesia, Colombia, France or Africa.

SINARMAS LDA MARITIME (formerly named ORCHARD MARITIME SERVICES Pte Ltd), our subsidiary based in Jakarta, manages the Group's port operations and transhipment by means of Deck Cargo Ships and floating cranes in Asia, mainly servicing Panamax and Capesize bulk carriers – whose drafts prevent them from approaching the shore.

Logistical support to integrated maritime projects is the business of ALBA, a joint venture created in 2009 between LDA's Group and the Indian group ABG Infralogistics. ALBA, on its own and through its associates, develops coal, fertilizer and general cargo terminals in India.

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