LOUIS  DREYFUS ARMATEURS Group (LDA) is a French family Group engaged in maritime  transportation and services and founded more than 160 years ago.

Able to offer its dry bulk chain customers a full range of services, LDA is a leading global player in transport and logistics. As an inventive port operator, LDA Group is a valued partner for logistics innovation worldwide.

Thanks to strategic diversification conducted since the late 1990s into high added value maritime activities and through the excellence of the French flag, LDA now also offers its clients tailor-made industrial maritime solutions.

LDA is a fully integrated shipowner, offering all the services from ship design to the maritime operations by its own crew members.

Offering a worldwide presence with around 2,300 seagoing and office-based personnel, LDA Group is organised around two divisions:

  • Bulk Division: Worldwide dry bulk transportation with LD BULK; offshore transhipment and port logistics for bulk with LD PORTS & LOGISTICS, SLM (mainly in Indonesia) and ALBA (India).
  • Marine Industrial Division: Cable laying and maintenance (partnership with ALCATEL-LUCENT SUBMARINE NETWORKS / NOKIA), cable installation/protection and services dedicated to marine renewable energies with LOUIS DREYFUS TRAVOCEAN, transportation of heavy and specialized cargoes with LD SEAPLANE for AIRBUS;  seismic research.

Our integrated maritime services also allow us to offer tailor-made maritime solutions and to meet our clients' needs in:

  • Project Management and Financial engineering
  • Newbuildings and conversions
  • Fleet Management
  • Quality & Security
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