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Louis Dreyfus Armateurs

LOUIS DREYFUS ARMATEURS Group (LDA), founded more than 160 years ago, is a French family-owned Group active in maritime transportation and services.

Able to offer its dry bulk supply chain customers a full range of services, LDA is a leading global player in transport and logistics. As an inventive port operator, LDA Group is a valued partner for logistics innovation worldwide.

Thanks to strategic diversification conducted since the late 90s into high added value maritime activities and through the excellence of the French flag, LDA now offers its clients tailor-made industrial maritime solutions.

LDA is a fully integrated shipowner, offering all services, from ship design to maritime operations managed by its own crews.

Offering a worldwide presence with over 1,600 staff and 60 vessels, LDA Group is organised around two core divisions:

Bulk Division: dry bulk transportation with LD BULK; offshore transhipment and port logistics for bulk with LD PORTS & LOGISTICS, SLM (Indonesia) and ALBA (India).

Marine Industrial Division: fiber optic cable laying and maintenance (partnership with ASN, a subsidiary of NOKIA); power and communication cable installation/protection in shallow waters particularly for marine renewable energies with LOUIS DREYFUS TRAVOCEAN; maintenance of wind turbines with DONG ENERGY Wind Power; transportation of heavy and specialised cargoes with LD Seaplane for AIRBUS; ship management (Marion Dufresne); seismic research.