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LD Ports & Logistics, a Louis Dreyfus Armateurs' (LDA) specialist subsidiary for all Logistics and Port Operations. We design and operate your most complex maritime logistics projects.

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Dry Cargo International September 2015: LDPL's powerful calculation software, BATOS (Barging And Transshipment Optimization Software) able to determine in a few seconds the best loading schedule complying with an extensive list of operational inputs.

Leading efficient transshipment operations is neither intuitive nor simple, especially on a large scale floating terminal involving several Ocean Going Vessels and many floating cranes at the same time.

"LDPL helped achieve complete operational redundancy of transshipping for the company: internal redundancy for each unit due to the design of its power generation and also redundancy through the presence of multiple self-propelled units. This is also one of the main advantages of multiple floating crane transshipper units compared to conveyor-based transshippers, as conveyor-based transshippers will need to stop the entire transshipment operations in the event of a breakdown of just one of the conveyor systems."

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