In Argentina, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has inaugurated an extension to its Bahi´a Blanca Port Complex. Among the work undertaken was the creation of a deepwater harbour and construction of a grain conditioning plant. Taken together, this is one of the most important infrastructure projects developed in the country in recent years.

Speaking at the time of the inauguration, company president Margarita Louis-Dreyfus noted, “Argentina is a very important country for our group, given its enormous potential as a producer of quality food products and for the commitment and specialization of its people.”

In total, LDC invested $16 million in the expansion, which brings to $76 million investment over the last five years.
At its Bahi´a Blanca terminal, inbound grain can be handled from both rail or road, while vessels drawing up to 45 feet of 
water can be accommodated. 

In 2015, traffic at the terminal amounted to 1.2mt (million tonnes). Going forward, with the expanded work area in place, LDC suggests it will be able to accommodate up to 2mt annually.

“This investment will improve logistics in south- western Buenos Aires, allowing producers from that area to obtain better prices and infrastructure,” noted LDC’s regional CEO, Javier Racciatti. “This port represents a key investments to achieve the logistics efficiency that agro-industrial exporters need in this country.” BC