A global audience but a local focus
Quadra’s customers in these regions are typically leaders in their respective markets and find value in working with us to create an efficient and reliable global supply chain of agricultural commodities from the Americas, Australia and the Black Sea region. We support our customers with all aspects of international commodity supply and transportation, allowing them to focus on growing their businesses.
Quadra has strong roots in Australia – Quadra Australia has already established a solid presence in the Australian grain market, building a platform to supply bulk and containerised agricultural commodity solutions to its customer base in Asia and the Middle East. Quadra’s Melbourne team is also an active player in Australia’s domestic feed and milling markets.
Wheat and corn form the majority of the physical (bulk and container) and paper volumes traded at Quadra. Quadra follows a global trading strategy interlinked with existing domestic and international trade flows to service our key milling and feed customers in Asia and the Middle East. Other grains traded include barley, sorghum, cottonseed and DDGs. Our key origin markets for grains are: US, South America, EU, India, Pakistan, Black Sea, Russia and Australia.
An in-depth understanding of trade flows and customers’ requirements allows Quadra’s grain traders to take full advantage of global arbitrage opportunities and pass these cost benefits and solutions down the supply chain. Our product suite ranges from generic feed wheat and corn to niche high protein and quality specific wheats. Quadra’s grain division trades well over 1,000,000 tonnes of grain annually.
Quadra actively trades oilseeds. The flow of oilseeds (predominantly soya beans, soy meal, canola and sun seed) is from US, South America and the Black Sea regions to consumers in Europe and South-East Asia – for further domestic distribution at destination with our Asian clients. Our key customers include oil mills, feed mills and processors in the tofu and tempeh markets.
Quadra trades well over 1,000,000 tonnes of soybeans and soybean meal annually.
Sugars & pulses
Quadra trades over 500,000 tonnes of sugar annually, for distribution in South-East Asia. Long-standing commercial relationships with suppliers in Thailand, Brazil and Australia have made this possible.
We also trade peas, chickpeas and lentils for the booming human consumption markets in the Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Asia. Trade flows are predominantly container-based and originated in Canada, North America, Russia, Ukraine and Australia.
As well as providing in-house freight support for Quadra’s grain and oilseed traders, Quadra’s Geneva and Melbourne-based freight desk also transports bulk shipments for third parties. Whilst trading and hedging risk within the ocean freight markets, the team manages all the physical aspects of moving bulk commodities around the globe. This includes chartering and managing ships ranging from 20,000 to 95,000 DWT in both the Atlantic and Pacific basin; Quadra charters over 4 million tonnes of freight, trades thousands of derivitave products and time charters a dozen vessels annually. Having a strong focus on risk management, Quadra manages its exposures tightly to assure best possible execution for its customers.