OCI Fertilizer Trading (OFT) is our wholly owned in-house global trading and distribution arm with offices in Dubai, UAE and Geleen, the Netherlands. OFT has strategically focused on developing a global trading and distribution network that positions us as a fully accessible nitrogen fertilizer company. OCI maintains good relations with major international fertilizer traders, but mainly sells directly to customers through a strong distribution presence in Europe and the Americas.
OFT benefits from strategic access to ports in Europe, North Africa, and the US Gulf Coast. OCI Terminal Europoort, our wholly owned ammonia terminal, is located on the port of Rotterdam; OCI Beaumont has access to jetties on the US Gulf Coast; EFC and EBIC are located directly at Sokhna Port on the Red Sea, and Sorfert has direct access to two ports in Algeria on the Mediterranean.
In addition, OFT is the second largest exporter of nitrogen-based fertilizers into Brazil through FITCO, a 50/50 joint venture with Fertipar, the country’s largest fertilizer distributor. OFT has also captured a significant share of the Brazilian ammonium sulphate (AS) market through the joint venture.
With branches in Europe, the Americas, North Africa and the Middle East and sales in over 20 countries, our global presence with centralized management allows us to mitigate the effects of regional demand seasonality and maximize freight advantages across locations and product mix.