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Through our dedicated account teams and their feedback from over 600 individual customer visits per year, we have created a number of new services that can add value to your business.
Risk management solutions
Structured pricing solutions: Our offering includes fixed- or floating-pricing structures for medium- or long-term contracts. Such structures protect our customers against market volatility while providing flexibility in managing your shipping schedules.
Bunker hedging:Through our petroleum trading activities we are able to provide our customers with short- or long-term solutions to manage bunker price volatility. These can be fixed through physical contracts or managed more dynamically via derivatives giving more stable and predictable freight rates.
Physical fleet swap: Running your own fleet in today’s challenging environment may not be the most economical or efficient solution for your business. It also opens your business to a higher risk profile if something should happen while loading or discharging cargoes. With our global fleet and flows, Cargill can offer a solution where you retain the benefits and flexibility of a time charter fleet without the operational risks, hassle and cost.
Freight advisory and position management: Through our access and insights to major commodity and financial markets, we can offer select customers market advice for a competitive edge in your industry.
Deferred Freight Payment terms: Through Cargill’s financial strength, we can offer our customers preferential payment terms anywhere from 60 to 180 days.
Financing your commodity supply chain: From origin to destination and including storage, your commodity and freight supply chain can be financed by Cargill’s finance arm; easing the pressure on your cash flow.
By connecting with Cargill’s extensive logistics and warehousing infrastructure, your chartering and operations costs can be further reduced through:
- Short- and long-term transshipment solutions and consultancy advice
- Connecting ocean freight to our U.S. and European barging operations
- Connecting ocean freight to Cargill’s warehousing facilities allowing access to new markets in more competitive shipment sizes
- Outsourcing of freight operations activities to our global operations team
Contact our dedicated team of experts to learn more about how we can help your business safely navigate through today and tomorrow’s challenges while creating a competitive edge.