Cargill Ocean Transportation expands India footprint with Pune office
Facility to house 25 ocean transportation experts responsible for execution of Cargill’s physical vessel voyages
Expanding its footprint in India, Cargill Ocean Transportation inaugurated its new office in Pune earlier this week. The move will allow the company to strengthen its presence in the country and be more in touch with the Indian maritime industry, says an official release.
"Being a satellite city of Mumbai and one of the largest shipping hubs globally, Pune, together with Bengaluru and Varna in Bulgaria, will form the core of ocean transportation operations, and allow the business to access a large diverse talent pool and key customers of the company. The new facility, which will join other businesses of the company located in Pune, will initially house a team of 25 ocean transportation experts responsible for the execution of Cargill’s global trade of physical vessel voyages and time charters with plans for further expansion."
Together with the existing Cargill ocean transportation office in Bengaluru, the new office in Pune will ensure that the company maintains a robust presence in two of India‘s prominent business hubs, the release added.
"This is an important step for us which not only brings us closer to the heart of the Indian shipping community but also allows us to tap into one of the best talent pools available," says Eman Abdalla, Global Operations & Supply Chain Director, Cargill Ocean Transportation.
Cargill Ocean Transportation charters around 650 vessels worldwide. Founded in 1956 in Geneva, the company benefits from the heritage and capabilities of Cargill’s global operations in food, agriculture and commodities trading.