Dean Nelson joins the Basis Commodities team

Dean Nelson - Basis Commodities

The Basis Commodities Group is delighted to announce that Dean Nelson, formerly Head of EDF Man Asia, has joined the group in an advisory capacity. Dean brings more than 25 years’ experience in executive roles in Asia and Africa. Dean has successfully managed businesses involved in trading, storing, distributing, retailing and processing a range of…

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Creating Value through Co-shipment

Basis Commodities Co-shipment

Basis Commodities recently created significant value for two of its clients in the Middle East by combining their Australian wheat requirements. Chris Whitwell, Basis Commodities Founder and Managing Director says, “We were really pleased with how we were able to manage the process and create value for both our customers in a sustainable way by…

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Global Grain Conference Geneva 2018

15th November 2017 –Basis Commodities was recently represented at Global Grain Geneva by one of our partners – Andrew Jackson. Andrew’s key focus during the week was to further develop Basis Commodities relationships and market access in the Baltic and Black Sea grain growing regions.

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22-25 October IAOM Middle East.

Basis Commodities - Dubai

Elias Azar, Director of our Dubai office and Chris Whitwell our Managing Director recently attended the annual IAOM Middle East Branch in Dubai where they mixed with flour and feed millers from across the Middle East and African region. This was Chris’s 15th IAOM and Elias first. As always the conference was a great success…

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MV Melbourne//Newcastle Wheat

22nd July 2017 –Basis Commodities assisted a key client recently with their procurement of high quality Australian wheat. The Panamax vessel loaded at Newcastle in New South Wales and successfully completed its voyage and discharged the cargo on arrival in the Red Sea. This was the first time the client had chartered a vessel in…

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Appointment of Elias Azar to our Dubai Office

Basis Commodities is delighted to announce the appointment of Elias Azar to our Dubai Office. Elias, who is fluent in a number languages including Arabic, has over twenty years’ experience in international trading, business development, project management, logistics and procurement in the Middle East and in the US . Prior to joining Basis Commodities in…

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MV Clipper Ichiban

20th June 2017 –Basis Commodities assisted a key client with their procurement of Australian grain. The vessel loaded wheat from Western Australia and successfully completed the voyage and discharged its cargo on arrival in the Mediterranean. Our strong strategic partnership with our client has increased their level of liquidity in the procurement of raw materials…

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Supply Chain

Basis Commodities was recently appointed to assist one of our clients with a review of their current commodity supply chain. One of our partners was on site to analyse the current operations and perform a review of the chain from port to discharge at the processing plant receival pit. This involved port operations, quality control…

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Andromeda

11th February 2017 –Basis Commodities assisted a key client recently with their first vessel charter. The vessel loaded grain from Australia and successfully completed the voyage and discharged its cargo on arrival at destination. By working strategically with our client we have increased their level of liquidity in the procurement of raw materials for their…

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The Dubai Sugar Conference

11th-14th January – The Dubai Sugar Conference was attended by Basis Commodities. Over recent years the conference has become one of the primary events to attend for the world sugar trade. Discussions varied widely from Global supply and Demand balances to the coming reform of the European Sugar Market.

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