This trade focuses on the movement of goods from all main African export ports to worldwide destinations. The main bulk of this cargo is soft commodities such as cashew, cocoa, coffee, timber and cotton which often require expertise and knowledge in the latest transportation techniques. This service also focuses on the safety, security and reliability when handling such sensitive cargos. DELMAS has been a renowned West Africa specialist handler of tropical commodities for many decades and it is through our staff and their expertise which set us apart - our dedicated teams offer years of experience you know you can trust!
DELMAS has set up a specialist ‘Africa Export Desk’. This unique single entry point focuses on offering customers total transport solutions from the sub-region. We offer advice in choosing the best transport option in line with the conditions required to protect the integrity of the commodity. This is especially vital as each commodity type has specific needs and requires different equipment, lining and dressing. We set up this department to guarantee you exacting standards and a focused approach built on our exceptional customer service and long term local stakeholder relationships. Our local network of agencies are also on hand to provide professional expert advice and technical assistance.
In West Africa we specialise in all soft commodities including cocoa, coffee, rubber, cotton, timber and forestry products [sawn timber/veneers/logs], charcoal, palm kernels, palm kernel cakes, groundnuts, cashew, tiger nut and other nuts, annatto [roucou] seeds, dried fruits, tapioca, cassava chips, edible oils, soyabean, yams, spices, sugar, tobacco and scrap metal.
In East Africa our expertise includes the transportation of cashew, chillies, coffee, cooking oil, gum arabic, fish and frozen foods, hides, peas, pineapples, plastics, pulses, sesame, sisal, tea, timber and tobacco as well as detergents, minerals, scrap metals and soda ash.
This list is not exhaustive please contact your local DELMAS agent.Strengths
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For our specialist flyer covering the East African cashew season please click here.
For our specialist flyer covering cocoa trade from West Africa to Europe.
For our specialist flyer covering the cocoa trade from West Africa to Asia.
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