Dry bulk shipping
Cargill is one of the world’s leading providers of dry bulk shipping. Our dry fleet of more than 600 vessels comprises Cape, Panamax, Kamsarmax, Supramax, Handy and Coaster vessels that trade between almost 1,000 ports.
Each year, we manage more than 4,500 voyages and our experienced in-house operations team ensures the safe delivery of a wide range of cargoes, including iron ore, coal, bauxite, corn, wheat, soybeans, steel, sugar and more.
We trade freight derivatives to mitigate price risk for shipowners and charterers.
Product tanker shipping
We also have a Tanker team of trading and operations professionals dedicated to shipping “clean” liquid products including LNG/LPG, edible oils, caustic soda, fertilizers and biodiesels (Cargill does not carry any "dirty" petroleum products, namely crude oils or residual fuels). In addition to RightShip vetting, Cargill runs an in-house tanker vetting policy to ensure the highest operational standards across our Tanker fleet.
As with our dry bulk shipping service, we offer comprehensive freight solutions using FFA derivatives markets to minimize your wet cargo freight risk.
Our time-chartered fleet has grown considerably and currently comprises 20-25 MRs and 3-5 LR2s. In the MR segment, we partner with Maersk Tankers in a joint MR pool.
The bigger the ship, the better the economies and efficiencies of scale. A larger vessel reduces both the cost of transporting your cargo and the GHG emissions produced per delivered ton of cargo (25 to 30 per cent reduction in emissions). That’s why Cargill operates a parceling service on many of our routes.
By combining cargoes from multiple customers on larger vessels we can reduce your costs and emissions. The logistical complexity may be higher for voyages with multiple load and discharge ports, but the financial and environmental benefits certainly make it worthwhile.
If you are interested in finding out more about our parceling business, please contact: Jan-Willem Van Den Dijssel [[email protected]].
Green solutions to reduce CO2 emissions from your supply chain
Parceling is a great way to lower your CO2 emissions, but we can propose many other solutions. We understand the challenges you face to make your supply chain more sustainable and can work with you to provide tailored plans. For example, we can investigate the viability of using new green fuels or technologies such as wind propulsion to transport your cargoes.
We can also provide information on your shipping carbon footprint and work on a development plan together.
If you are interested in finding out more about our green customer solutions, please contact: Patrick Jourdain [[email protected]].
New technologies to accelerate decarbonization
We are continually exploring new technologies to reduce CO2 emissions and see great potential in the use of wind. Through our partnership with BAR Technologies and naval architect Deltamarin we are launching an industry-leading wind propulsion system for bulk cargo carriers and other commercial vessels.
WindWings are large, solid wing sails that measure up to 45 meters in height and can be fitted to the deck of bulk cargo ships to harness the power of wind to reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 30 per cent.
So how do they work? Explore how the wings look and operate and experience the views from on and off the vessel in our Virtual Showroom (*please note that the Showroom is not designed for viewing on mobile devices).
If you are interested in becoming a partner of this project, please contact: Keith Dawe [[email protected]]
Cargill offers a spot bunker procurement service to tramp shipping and trading houses in partnership with Maersk Tankers, procuring a combined volume of more than 3.5 million tons of fuel each year. This scale and one voice market approach allows us to provide bunker customers with more competitive and transparent fuel prices and better service.
Our in-house bunker team maintains strong relationships with key suppliers in the world’s busiest bunkering hubs. By doing so, we ensure optimal bunker premiums and service. We also provide performance benchmarking and the end-to-end management of your admin and claims, and our service is fully digital integrated.
As marine fuels transition to low or zero carbon, our customers will benefit from access to future marine fuels, including Cargill’s internal biodiesel business.
If you are interested in finding out more about our spot bunker procurement service, please contact: Olivier Josse [[email protected]]