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Agritrade's core business is physical trading of commodities.Agritrade complements this by chartering vessels and transport assets to reinforce logistics and productions capabilities for both palm oil and coal.Logistics division is closely integrated with the trade system to allow seamless commodities trading.

Agritrade’s Logistics Division now owns and operates a fleet of tugboat and barges to transport its commodities around South East Asia. As of 2009, Agritrade has 15 sets of tugboat and barges fully operational and running. By 2010, Agritrade expects to have approximately 30 sets of tug and barges. In addition to its fleet of tug and barges, Agritrade also owns two dry bulk carriers, a 35,000 MT DWT, MV Komodo and a 25,000 MT DWT, MV Suryatama, to assist in the larger logistic operations.

Agritrade’s primary focus logistically is on the tugboats and barges mainly because it offers stability and is profitable even in volatile market conditions and economic downturns. Most of Agritrade’s business focuses on the South East Asia region where tugboats and barges are of great importance. There is a huge demand in the region, especially in Indonesia where there are many rivers and fewer built up roads and railways. In most parts of South East Asia, tugboats and barges have proven to be reliable and efficient and remain the primary means of transportation for huge and bulk quantity of goods.

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