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Physical Trading

Our deep knowledge of the global sugar, ingredients, packaging and energy markets enables us to provide strategy, management and trading solutions for our global partners.

What we offer

Czarnikow manages the challenges of executing long and complex supply chains so that you don’t have to; we empower our clients with the knowledge that we have built up over more than a century, allowing them to operate with the utmost security and effectiveness.

By partnering with us, buyers and sellers access a wide global network of market participants, focused on delivering advantage. We act as a platform for managing risk, improving market access, and increasing productivity through tailored strategies.

“Our traders operate from 10 offices across all time zones. That takes a lot of team work. Communication and respect for our clients and colleagues is key”
Jonathan Williams, Head of Trading in the EU and Americas

How it works

We get sugar, food ingredients, packaging and energy from where it is produced to where it is needed. Along the way, we add value throughout the supply chain, providing services to both sellers and buyers. We apply our considerable experience, unique intellectual property and strong relationships to optimise our clients’ physical trade flows.

Our clients start by gaining access to our world class opinion and data platform, Czapp, built to provide users with in-depth insight into the global markets for sugar, food ingredients, packaging and energy.

After analysing the information together with the client, we identify and recommend the most efficient physical trading strategy and the appropriate value-added services, such as price risk management or working capital finance.

We then implement our recommendations hand-in-hand with our clients through the physical flows, actively managing the contracts over their lifetime and executing supply chains in an integrated way.

Why work with Czarnikow?

As traders and brokers, we are in the unique position of knowing the market in its entirety – from flows, regulations, and key players, to new leads and innovative solutions. Our emphasis on building long-term relationships means we will always focus on what’s right for our clients and stakeholders.

We are involved in supply chains from end to end, giving us the ability to deploy all of our value added services to enhance our clients’ returns and performance.

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Our other services

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