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Winning Footprint

Excellent positions where it matters most

Over the past several years, Bunge has been enhancing its logistics assets at three key nodes—Northern Brazil, Ukraine and the U.S. Gulf.

In the coming decade, significant growth in oilseed and grain exports will be concentrated in South America and the Black Sea region, with the U.S. serving as fundamental, bulwark supplier to the world. Each region will have unique strengths, and the ability to integrate all three into a seamless supply chain will be an essential part of capturing value, as trade of major crops expands by over 70mmt in the coming decade.

Over the past several years, Bunge has been enhancing its logistics assets at three key nodes—Northern Brazil, Ukraine and the U.S. Gulf—by building new and revitalizing existing facilities. The result is a higher volume, lower cost, more flexible logistics network that can move greater volumes of corn, wheat and oilseeds than ever before.

  • U.S. Gulf
  • Northern Brazil
  • Black Sea
Principal
Export Flows
Central America South America MENA Europe Asia
Principal Products
  • Soy
  • Corn

Destrehan, Louisiana

  • Over 60% of U.S. ag exports leave through New Orleans
  • Bunge's Destrehan facility includes an export elevator and oilseed crushing plant
  • The facility handles barges and, after expansion and, soon, post panamax vessels
Principal Products
  • Soy
  • Corn

Terfron, Brazil

  • Bunge's northern export corridor include a barge transhipment facility at Mirituba and an export elevator at Barcarena
  • Shipments through this route are 20% less CO2 intensive than shipments through Brazil's southern ports
Principal Products
  • Sunoil
  • Wheat

Nikolayev, Ukraine

  • Bunge's Nikolayev facility includes an export elevator and oilseed crushing plant
  • Ukraine is the world's largest producer and exporter of sunoil
U.S. Gulf
Principal Export Flows

Destrehan, Louisiana

  • Over 60% of U.S. ag exports leave through New Orleans
  • Bunge's Destrehan facility includes an export elevator and oilseed crushing plant
  • The facility handles barges and, after expansion and, soon, post panamax vessels

Principal Products

  • Soy
  • Corn

Importers

  • Central America
  • South America
  • Asia
Northern Brazil
Principal Export Flows

Terfron, Brazil

  • Bunge's northern export corridor include a barge transhipment facility at Mirituba and an export elevator at Barcarena
  • Shipments through this route are 20% less CO2 intensive than shipments through Brazil's southern ports

Principal Products

  • Soy
  • Corn

Importers

  • Middle East
  • Europe
  • Asia
Black Sea
Principal Export Flows

Nikolayev, Ukraine

  • Bunge's Nikolayev facility includes an export elevator and oilseed crushing plant
  • Ukraine is the world's largest producer and exporter of sunoil

Principal Products

  • Sunoil
  • Wheat

Importers

  • Middle East
  • Europe

Northern Brazil is the rising star among global trade corridors. As interior logistics improve, greater flows of grain will flow up from producing regions in Mato Grosso and out to global markets by way of river systems. Bunge has pioneered a new export corridor that combines a barge transshipment facility on the Tapajos River with a high volume export terminal near Belem. When compared to routes through Brazil’s southern ports, the multi-modal network reduces interior logistics costs by nearly one third and carbon emissions by 20 percent for soy and corn shipments to Europe and the Middle East.

Similarly impressive growth will occur in the Black Sea, which is naturally positioned to supply Europe, the Middle East and Africa with wheat and vegetable oil. Last year Bunge enhanced its existing export terminal in Nikolayev, Ukraine by adding an additional ship berth, and this year we will commence operations at a co-located sun/soy crushing plant. The combined operation will enable Bunge to export a greater share of Ukraine’s grain production, while participating in the country’s large and growing sunoil trade.

A new, co-located crushing facility at our expanded export terminal in Nikolayev, Ukraine will expand our export program in the Black Sea region.

If Northern Brazil and Ukraine are growth markets, the U.S. Gulf is a fundamental powerhouse. The U.S. accounts for 25-30 percent of global trade in corn, wheat and soybeans, and over 60 percent of those volumes flow out of the Mississippi River at New Orleans. Bunge’s terminal in Destrehan, Louisiana serves as an export conduit for approximately 50 interior grain elevators and a co-located crushing plant. A project to rebuild and enhance the facility’s ship loading systems’ capacity is currently underway. The new systems will accommodate larger, post-panamax sized vessels, but most importantly, will ensure that Bunge maintains a higher efficiency export capability in a key logistics node. In a relatively stable market, efficiency equals competitive advantage, and that extends upstream as well. As we remake Destrehan, we are also closing less efficient interior elevators and concentrating our volumes at larger, better located facilities. It is all part of the continuous refinement that makes a winning footprint.

The new systems will ensure that Bunge maintain a high-efficiency export capability in a key logistics node.

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