Transport and logistics can significantly increase the cost of exporting bulk ore materials if the transport infrastructure and/or a deepwater port is not located close to the mine site. Economies of scale plays a significant part in the costs of the commodity delivered to the end user.
Mining companies are often faced with the problem of needing to transport a commodity vast distances via road or rail to the closest available deepwater port. This can be an expensive solution and to construct a deepwater port in many circumstances may not be the most cost effective solution and a financial barrier to market.
It is often feasible and the best option to provide a Transhipment solution. This allows smaller vessels with shallow draft to transfer the commodity from small harbours or river deltas close to the mine site to deepwater ocean-going export vessels stationed offshore.
Agemar offers a range of transhipment solutions, which provide mineral exporters with low cost, low risk and environmentally responsible logistics solutions.
Our services include:
- Logistics planning
- Loading operations
- Transhipment freight (cost)
- Logistics modelling and ocean freight impact analysis
- Specialist agency support
- Permits and government liaison
- Fuel procurement
- Dredging (if required)