Flow of goods

Logistics

As an agricultural trading and services company, AGRAVIS is responsible for a not inconsiderable transport volume. The core aims of the sustainability programme include the reduction of transport-related emissions through market-oriented, cost- and resource-efficient logistics. The Logistics Department, which encompasses and centralises a part of AGRAVIS transport services, is responsible for this matter. The actual transport services are mostly provided by contracted external service providers such as freight forwarders.

The key figures for measuring the climate impact of AGRAVIS logistics activities have evolved as follows:

Bulk cargo, compound feed and general cargo logistics at AGRAVIS*



* Only transport contracted by the AGRAVIS logistics team is included here. Prepaid deliveries, drop deliveries and similar are not included.

Inland waterway transport

Supply deliveries by waterways are possible to many AGRAVIS feedstuff plants, that is when they are next to a waterway. Transport by inland vessel is often to be favoured in such cases for both economic and environmental reasons since large quantities of production goods can be transported with relatively low energy input. However, transport by inland vessel takes longer and is also not very flexible. What’s more, not every good can be transported by ship. The advantages of each mode of transport should thus be exploited as effectively as possible, depending on the good being transported and the route being covered.


Delivery of raw feed materials and grain to AGRAVIS feedstuff plants*



* The data for the fully consolidated AGRAVIS feedstuff plants located along a waterway are shown (such as Braunschweig, Bremerhaven, Dorsten, Hamburg, Leer, Lingen, Minden, Münster and Oldenburg).


Feedstuff quality management

At AGRAVIS, the inspection plans include both value-determining ingredients and prohibited or undesirable substances. Ingredients include raw protein, sugar, and fat as well as minerals, trace elements, and amino acids. Undesirable substances include pesticides, mycotoxins, salmonellae and heavy metals. The inspection plans are risk-based as per the AGRAVIS HACCP risk analysis and take both regional and weather-related influences into account.

Feed sampling