Major agro opens W/d business in Ukraine

Крупный агротрейдер открывает ж/д бизнес в Украине

Louis Dreyfus to diversify its existing transportation of grain

The new rail cars will reduce the amount of grain transported by trucks. This would cut annual CO2 emissions.

One of the world’s largest agrotrader, the company Louis Dreyfus to buy in Ukraine, thousand grain cars for the European Bank for reconstruction and development (EBRD) loan in the amount of $ 35 million. This was reported on the website of the Ukrainian representative office of the EBRD on Thursday, September 5.

It is noted that Ukraine is becoming an increasingly important market for the supply of grain worldwide, and a new joint project of the EBRD, and Louis Dreyfus should strengthen this trend.

“The funds will be used for the purchase of up to one thousand railway cars, grain cars, which will greatly facilitate logistics activities of the company in the field of processing of grain”, – is spoken in the message.

The company will be able to diversify its existing transportation of grain from the agricultural regions of Ukraine in its ports.

In addition, the new rail cars will reduce the amount of grain transported by truck, and this will help to reduce annual CO2 emissions at 8510 tons, added EBRD.

Louis Dreyfus Company(headquarters – Amsterdam, the Netherlands) specializiruetsya on trade in agricultural products, fertilizers. Controls about 10% of the world total commodity trade. Among the four largest agrotrader the world – the so-called ABCD (ADM, Bunge, Cargill, Louis Dreyfus). Company in 2018 increased net profit compared with the 2017 year on 12% – to 355 million dollars.

We will remind, in may of this year Ukrzaliznytsia has revealed the grain of their own production. It was produced in Pantiescom railway carriage factory. All components and materials of Ukrainian production in addition to items of braking equipment.

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