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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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In order to meet the continuous expansion in the bauxite seaborne trades, LD Ports and Logistics has designed and implemented innovative solutions in bauxite transhipment to serve both the mining industry and alumina refineries.

A history of innovative solutions and customized operations tools

LDPL understands all challenges involved in bauxite transhipment; we are experienced ship-owners and have successfully been involved in transhipment operations in various parts of the world including Indonesia, Colombia, India and Sierra Leone and Dominican Republic. The Louis Dreyfus Armateurs group was the first company to bring the concept of transhipment to Indonesia in the 1990s. We have been consistently developing innovative solutions ever since, to deliver reliability and efficiency in transhipment. Our approach is to customize the best operations tools to develop long term solutions for a sustainable progress.

Comprehensive and holistic solutions for your bauxite transhipment project

With this ability to provide integrated maritime solutions, LDPL can address any bauxite transhipment project in a holistic manner. LDPL is your partner at every step with comprehensive solutions that include:

  •  Transhipment by floating cranes or transhipper
  • Sustainable supply of barges in sync with transhipper throughput and stockpile capacity
  • Loading or unloading capacity of jetty conveyors


An optimized and reliable solutions-driven approach

Performance and reliability is the key to LDPL’s solutions-driven approach, and have led to the design of highly optimized bauxite transhipment solutions that give clients a competitive edge.

Compliance to high safety standards to prevent liquefaction risks

Bauxite handling is also associated with the risk of liquefaction. LDPL takes into account the provisions of relevant IMO instruments when implementing bauxite floating terminal, allowing ocean going bulk carrier to be loaded in confidence.
In order to prevent any moisture addition, LDPL is able to propose fully covered barging and transhipment solution for bauxite transhipment in area where rain can be a key issue. The innovative solutions allow an increase in the throughput and performance, minimizing the interruption of bauxite transhipment operations due to rain.

Utilization of clamshell enclosed grabs and sealed lip plates

LDPL bauxite transhipment vessels utilise fully clamshell enclosed grabs and high resistance sealed lip plates for the environmentally friendly transhipment of bauxite. This solution minimizes material loss and cargo spillage during bauxite transhipment operation.

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.