Rice Import

A new leadership position in rice portation

There are more than 40,000 different varieties of rice. Of the 40,000 varieties, more than 100 are grown world-wide, but only around 10% are marketed and sold.

Bostrad Supply Chain Ltd. supplies all types of rice mainly from Vietnam and from other Orient countries.

Bostrad has achieved a market leadership position in the importation of rice through a longer-term strategy of gaining customer loyalty for its brands by focusing on reliabilty in it's supply operations.

Our success on rice has resulted in our logical integration with global leaders in rice technology and production.

Logistics
A team of experienced personnel manages port logistics at both ends of the value chain to secure significant efficiencies of scale.

By using a combination of voyage and period charters, we secure competitive freight rates to ship our rice from exporting countries to destination markets. Innovative hedging tools have also been developed by in-house capabilities to effectively manage freight market volatility.

Distribution and Brands in Africa
Beyond availability lies quality.

Our distribution has experienced unprecedented growth. From our roots as a sole trader supplying Sugar ICUMSA 45 and Thai Rice in 2012, we now have major partners in each of our main countries of operation.

With extensive warehousing and networks in destination markets, we are a strategic partner in the rice trade. Our end-to-end supply chain has seen several recognised brands go onto supermarket shelves, with increasing market penetration. The success of these rice brands is reflective of our insight into a diversity of markets, and our ability to cater to the exacting standards of varied consumer groups.

We are committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger and in an effort to meet the nutritional needs of undernourished consumers in our destination markets, we are working towards developing and distributing fortified rice to most African countries.

Bostrad offers a variety of types including Vietnamese Rice, Thai Rice, Indian Basmati & Non-Basmati Rice and Pakistani Rice.

SOURCING
Rice is a staple food for over 50% of the world population, and the demand for rice is set to increase in line with population growth.

Bostrad sources rice from Thailand, India, Vietnam, Brazil and USA from world leading suppliers and has a strict regime of quality control. We are able to offer targeted solutions to match precise demand requirements throughout the year.

Our Scale is Our Strength

Our global supply chains mean we can source from farmers for customers around the world, as well as supply the Nigerian domestic market directly from our 10,000-hectare rice farm.

The constant focus on the safety and security of our supplies have been critical to our success. Given increasing global population and environmental challenges we are also working with partners to support farmers on more sustainable production.

Since our operations began in 2009, we have expanded into almost every rice exporting country outside the United Kingdom.

Our origin teams are spread across India, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as dedicated agents in Brazil, Argentina, Pakistan, and Myanmar. Focused on buying the best rice, they work with secure counter parties, and offer flexible contracting and strong logistics in developing markets. Our farmer training and processing expertise helps us to closely monitor and ensure that the rice maintains its quality throughout the entire operational process.

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