AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG offers a full range of transport and logistics services related to the transportation of fertilizers, including the transportation of sulfur, urea and other agrochemicals. Research from the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) suggests that the global fertilizer market is returning to growth after the 2015 crisis. The largest manufacturers of agrochemicals from the USA, China, Canada, and Russia export up to 50 million tons of different types of fertilizers annually. As a result, there is a high demand for services related to the international transportation of goods in this sector. In addition, since logistics costs directly affect the value of the goods, producers and traders are interested in optimizing logistics schemes. Our employees develop appropriate routes and offer optimal logistics solutions taking into account the properties of particular cargo. AsstrA has established effective partnerships with agrochemical traders. Therefore, our company is authorized to act as an intermediary between traders and suppliers and also may purchase fertilizers on its own behalf for subsequent sale to suppliers in the event that direct supplies are for any reason impossible. AsstrA organizes timely delivery for cargo regardless of its destination. Thanks to close cooperation with reliable partners, the company offers a flexible pricing policy and Swiss-quality services.
The AsstrA AG provides a full range of transport and logistics services related to organizing transportation of mineral fertilizers of the following types:
The company sees the highest demand for transport of sulfur-containing fertilizers. Every year, producers put tens of millions tons of sulfur-containing agrochemicals on the world market. AsstrA helps leading manufacturers and traders cope with heavy traffic. In particular, the company exports about 5 million tons of sulfur from the Russian Federation and about 2.3 million tons from Kazakhstan. AsstrA also organizes and monitors the transportation of up to 250,000 tons of sulfur per year through Black Sea ports.
To ensure proper conditions for the transportation of sulfur and other fertilizers, the carrier must comply with the rules for the transport of chemical goods, including storage and labeling rules as well as sanitary and phytosanitary safety standards. AsstrA carefully monitors changes in the legal regulation of cargo transportation and ensures the safe and fast transportation of fertilizers regardless of their chemical composition and aggregate state.
Transportation of fertilizers by road is convenient and profitable delivery mode. Road traffic does not depend on the schedules of ports, railway stations, or airports. Drivers work in shifts almost around the clock, so transportation time is minimized.
Transportation of agrochemicals by sea is a fast and effective means of delivery over long distances. AsstrA has developed maritime delivery services for fertilizers and offers cargo reception services in the ports of the Baltic, Black and Caspian Seas, as well as storage and subsequent shipment.
Transportation of sulfur and other agrochemicals by rail is also in popular demand for transportation over long distances. AsstrA has established a “one-stop shop” service for fertilizer delivery from South-East Asia and has also entered into a direct agreement with the Russian National Railways. Thanks to this agreement, our customers are able to pay tariffs without intermediaries, thereby reducing logistics costs. Since AsstrA has entered into partnership agreements with the largest owners of wagons and containers for railway transportation, our customers receive the most appropriate transport options in the shortest possible time.
Transportation of agrochemicals by air is expensive but fast. Some types of fertilizers, however, are classified as dangerous chemical cargo that is prohibited onboard aircraft.
AsstrA specialists select adapted vehicles and containers and also organize combined delivery schemes using air, road, sea, and railway transport.
The scope of services related to the transportation of mineral fertilizers offered by AsstrA includes:
- Cooperation and interaction with all participants in the supply chain, including fertilizer producers and components, traders and buyers;
- Project development and transport scheduling;
- Selection of suitably adapted containers;
- Chartering of vessels of various types including Panamax vessels;
- Comprehensive cargo handling in partner's warehouses in Europe and the CIS;
- Comprehensive support in completing all customs formalities;
- 24/7 cargo safety and location monitoring.
- EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE
AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG has been implementing international cargo transportation for over 20 years. During that time, the company's specialists have come to understand the characteristics of mineral and other fertilizers and developed effective solutions for even the most complex logistics orders.
The use of containers ensures secure door-to-door delivery. Transportation of liquid fertilizers and other agrochemicals also includes cargo safety monitoring using modern navigation systems.
- COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES
Thanks to a global presence in 18 countries around the world and 8 in-house customs agencies, the AsstrA AG offers the following services related to the transportation of mineral fertilizers: organization of transport, support in the customs process, insurance, warehouse services, consulting, and project logistics.
- COMBINED DELIVERY SCHEMES
AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG organizes the transportation of nitrogen fertilizers in conjunction with alternative delivery methods via several means of transport in the Baltic countries, Europe, the CIS, the Balkans, Central Asia, the Middle East, and China.
- FINANCIAL SAFEGUARDS
We focus on providing safe, innovative and effective transportation of sulfur services that meet the requirements of international law. AsstrA's liability for transported cargo is insured for EUR 3,000,000 per case. Insurance is provided by our proven Swiss partners Zurich Versicherungs-Gesellschaft AG, Basler Versicherung, and Aktiv Assekuranz.
- EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE
We look forward to cooperating with you! For more information on our services, please contact us via our website or at our nearest AsstrA office.