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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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Bauxite Logistics

LD Ports & Logistics

has developed a wide range of service to cater the needs for efficient and reliable bauxite logistics and allow new bauxite supply.

In line with the past few years of continuous expansion in the bauxite seaborne trades, LDPL has developed a wide range of services to cater to the needs for efficient and reliable bauxite logistics, increasing the supply of new bauxite in the industry.


Overcoming the natural constraint of bauxite logistics

Aluminium production starts with the raw material bauxite, making bauxite a highly sought after resource. Bauxite resources are located mainly in the tropical and subtropical regions where conventional ports facilities are often insufficient. LDPL designs, constructs and operates bauxite logistics solutions such as bauxite transhipment and shallow water barging which supports bauxite exports. This overcomes the natural constrain of bauxite logistics and minimizes the environmental impact of fix infrastructures.

A full range of services in bauxite barging, bauxite transhipment and port operations

As a global worldwide player in transport and logistics, LDPL disposes of the expertise to offer bauxite mining companies a full range of services in bauxite barging, bauxite transhipment and port operations. LDPL accompanies mining companies through all the phases of their development, from Prefeasibility Study to Bankable Feasibility Study that leads to Engineering, Construction and Procurement, Operations and Maintenance.


An end-to-end executable and low risk bauxite logistics solutions

Being involved in the early development phases of a bauxite mining project enables LDPL to incorporate the essential mining logistics issues that can successfully tackle all engineering concerns, while accelerating the finalisation of the solution. The skills LDPL acquired over years of experience in operations and their commitment towards innovation enhance their capacity to provide executable and low risk bauxite logistics solutions that are consistent with the market strategy they have defined.


Innovative technical designs for jetty operations, bauxite transhipment and long-haul transportation to prevent liquefaction risks

Due to the potential for bauxite to liquefy, bauxite logistics requires the appropriate technical expertise and extreme handling care. In addition, the provisions of relevant IMO instruments when handling and carrying bauxite in bulk has to be taken into account. LDPL overcomes this challenge through innovative designs that address technical issues related to jetty operations, bauxite transhipment and long-haul transportation through bulk carrier.


A meticulous selection of handling equipment, shore installation and transport solution

Bauxite logistics is a challenging field and customers seek an efficient logistics chain to get the raw material from the mine to the end user. It is a sector that requires ingenuity in deploying technical solutions to tailor to the particle size and properties of the cargo. LDPL is able to overcome these challenges in loading the bauxite onto the ocean going vessel through meticulous selection of the most appropriate handling equipment, shore installation and transport solution.