Competitive prices through strong supplier relationships, volume discounts, cross sales (cementitious vs. fuels swaps) and combined back haul shipments managed by an integrated shipping department
Solutions mindset by providing unbiased technical advice and beginning-to-end logistics services
Strong financial performance with a stable balance sheet and access to capital which allows us to grow with our customers
Lowest total cost of ownership through optimization of logistics costs and sourcing strategies
STABLE SOURCE OF SUPPLYIMI along with its partners and affiliates, delivers over 12 million metric tons of bulk natural gypsum, cement, clinker, bauxite, slag, copper slag, iron ore and iron fines, coal, petcoke and other products annually to customers around the world. IMI has developed long-term relationships and holds multi-year contracts with source suppliers of these materials located in North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. IMI has secured exclusive marketing rights for certain of these materials and in other cases enjoys a preferred position with the suppliers because of our reputation and proven marketing performance.
DEMONSTRATED CHARTERING EXPERTISEIMI charters vessels regularly with owners and operators across all vessel segments. These owners and operators include Norden, Cosco, Oldendorff, Pacific Basin, Clipper, J. Lauritzen, United Bulk Carriers, ED&F Man, Gearbulk, Western Bulk Carriers, Phoenix Bulk Carriers, Navesco, Ultrabulk, GSS, GBSMT and over 35 others. Our > 300 charters per year include multi-year Contracts of Afreightment and single spot voyages under charter parties. IMI charters and manages Handymax, Supramax, Coasters, and Panamax vessels with deadweight tonnages ranging from 5,000 – 90,000 metric tons.
COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMER SERVICEIMI has long-standing relationships and contracts with customers located in North, Central and South America , China and ASEAN markets, Japan, and Europe, and has recently entered the Middle Eastern, African and Indian markets. IMI serves more than 100 global customers in the cement, wallboard, steel and related industries including all the major cement and wallboard producers in the world. IMI’s operating philosophy of always putting the customer first means that IMI can make decisions and overcome challenges quickly and in the best interests of the customer. This ability, coupled with our expertise in trading, ocean vessel chartering, import/export operations, ship loading and discharge operations, and logistics planning and management, have resulted in IMI achieving a reputation around the globe as the independent trading firm of choice for the raw material needs of the industries we serve.
DETAILED LOGISTICS MANAGEMENTIMI has developed extensive capabilities in ship loading and discharging operations, import/export operations, logistics planning and management, and supply management. Our traffic team oversees the loading and discharging of vessels to ensure the timely and cost effective movement of material. IMI employs a global network of port captains and operations managers at various ports worldwide. The majority of IMI’s trades are CIF or plant-delivered where IMI’s team acts as our customers international procurement department, managing all logistical arrangements from load port operations through vessel, barge, rail or truck delivery to the customer’s site.