Sulfur is mainly produced when purifying natural gas and refining oil.
Sulfur is an indispensable product required to produce sulfuric acid for phosphate fertilizers and metal leaching. The energy captured when sulfur is converted to sulfuric acid yields significant electricity needed for a greener world.
As the largest independent global marketer of sulfur, Trammo provides an essential service to the oil and gas producers to bring this product to market in an environmentally friendly manner.
Trammo's role in the global supply chain
Trammo is the single largest sulfur marketer in the world with a traded volume of 5 million metric tons per year. Trammo supplied its first sulfur cargo to North Africa in 1984. Since then, Trammo has been a significant market participant representing about 17% of all global shipments and 22% of the market excluding captive business, with total sales of over 78 million metric tons.
Trammo has unique expertise in building specialized logistical supply chains that help move sulfur from remote areas where it is produced to locations where it is consumed. These logistical chains include the provision of railcars, arranging for ocean-going bulk carrier vessels, and the building of specialized inland and port terminals.
“As the single largest sulfur marketer in the world, Trammo provides an essential service to producers, bringing their products to diverse markets in a logistically efficient and environmentally friendly manner”
Product Manager, Sulfur
Today, Sulfur produced from oil and gas production and refining accounts for up to 95% of traded volume. Sulfur is used in a wide variety of industries, most of it after conversion into sulfuric acid, as an input for fertilizer production (70%), in metal leaching (20%) and in various chemical industries (10%). Globally, sulfur is typically marketed in solid form and transported in bulk around the world on-board ocean-going vessels.
Annual production is about 70 million metric tons of sulfur of which about 50% is available for seaborne trade.