TRANS-OIL Group of Companies launches an e-trade platform for agricultural producers 

The platform is available starting July 17 on and Through the platform, producers of wheat, maize, barley, rape, pea nuts and sunflower seeds can sell their products at transparent prices without resorting to the help of mediators, the largest purchaser of crops of Moldova informs.  The farmers will be able to see the purchasing prices for their products live and sell them quickly.  Besides, in addition to seeing the purchasing prices online, the farmers can use the interactive map of 15 grain elevators to select the closest one, TRANS-OIL notes.  The crops can be delivered from the seller to the elevator as an unbundled service.  The farmer can also deliver the crops to the elevator on his own.  The crops can be delivered straight to Giurgiulesti Port.  To sell the crops via the platform the farmer shall fill in the application in which his contacts, a kind and a volume of the crops, a requested shipment date, a requested price, an elevator to deliver the crops to, and a way of shipment shall be indicated.  An operator of the TRANS-OIL interactive platform will contact the seller in 15 minutes after the submission of the application and will ensure the transaction as soon as possible.  The users of the platform may also benefit from the standard form contracts posted on the site.  Such a system for procurement of agricultural products has never been used in Moldova before.  TRANS-OIL comprises  15 elevators all over Moldova with the total one-time storage capacity of more than 710,000 tonnes; 2 oil-extracting plants, in Balti and Ceadir-Lunga, capable of processing 1,000 tonnes per hour and 400 tonnes per hour of sunflower seeds respectively; 2 grain terminals and the sunflower oil terminal in Giurgiulesti Port, and some more agricultural, transportation and infrastructure facilities. TRANS-OIL Group of Companies employs over 2,000 persons