Who we are

Trafigura is a global leader in international commodities trading and logistics. 

We apply skill, market intelligence and worldwide resources to add value for our customers and stakeholders and optimise the value chain.

We act responsibly in all our markets. Our focus is on long-term investments and lasting relationships.

We are continuously strengthening our logistics capabilities with investment in high quality infrastructure.

We promote a lean, flexible and responsive business culture by encouraging and supporting local decision-making.

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Animation: Trafigura - Advancing Trade


Our Physical Activities

We source, store, blend and deliver energy products and raw materials to customers around the world.

We negotiate off-take agreements with oil producers, refiners, mining companies and smelters. We source product in the spot and forward physical markets.

Our Exploration and Mining Group investments have strong synergies with our non-ferrous and bulk commodities trading business.

117.8 million mt
of oil and petroleum products traded in 2013

We store petroleum products at Puma Energy facilities and term-lease and spot-lease tankage around the globe.

We store non-ferrous and bulk commodities at Impala, our global warehousing and logistics subsidiary.

tank farms owned by Puma Energy around the world

We blend physical commodities to regional, market and customer specifications.

We blend petroleum products in terminals across the world. Our wholly-owned subsidiary Impala blends non-ferrous and bulk commodities at multiple warehousing facilities.

21.4 million (m³)
projected 2013 throughput volume at Puma Energy

We operate an efficient, safe and high quality logistics network. We move commodities by barge, truck, rail and pipeline, by dry cargo vessels and by tankers.

Our Shipping and Chartering Department acts as a service centre to our trading desks. It charters freight on modern, double-hulled vessels at competitive rates. It manages risk with freight derivatives and trades physical freight with third parties.

2.4 million
barrels of physical oil moved by Trafigura daily

Our Structure

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Our Global Locations

Strength and diversity

The Group has 167 offices in 58 countries on six continents. Each office has access to the knowledge, resources and support of our worldwide network. Global activities are managed regionally in Buenos Aires, Geneva, Houston, Johannesburg, Lima, Shanghai, Stamford and Singapore.

Ninety percent of our employees are local nationals. Their familiarity with local customs and cultural norms opens doors and facilitates stronger relationships. 

The Group is well diversified by product and by region. We deal with a diverse customer base around the globe. 

Customers for oil and petroleum products include electric utilities, refiners, majors and State-owned oil companies. On the non-ferrous and bulk commodities side, our customers range from mining companies to smelters and refined metals retailers.

  • 167
    offices in 58 countries
  • 8,773
    employees worldwide