Global bio-fuels producer and trader considers rail vs marine shipping

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This global bio-fuels company, with operations in over 14 countries, is one of the largest producers of renewable diesel in the world. Always at the cusp of innovation and looking to deliver value to their customers and investors, they were exploring at ways to optimize their supply chain and were considering rail versus marine shipping.

Services Provided

  • Detailed, time-phased approach scenarios for rail fleet sizing, rail fleet financing, fleet operations management, and rail rate negotiations associated with the feedstock network development
  • Detailed network implementation, risk, and optimization assessments and action plans


  • Detailed cost analyses and process steps for launching and developing the network
  • Cost and transport optionality structure to direct the marine contract negotiations
  • Multi-year financial insight to the project’s value proposition and funding support

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