Our History

Timeline

1960
1960

1966
1966

Acquired a flour mill in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Acquired a flour mill in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Acquired a flour mill in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in a joint venture with Continental Grain Company, marking first overseas operation., in a joint venture with Continental Grain Company, marking first overseas operation.

1968
1968

Constructed a flour mill in West Africa

Constructed a flour mill in Freetown, Sierra Leone in West Africa marking Seaboard’s first investment on the African continent.

1969
1969

Constructed a flour mill in Georgetown, Guyana.

1970
1970

1973
1973

Seaboard acquired National Milling of Liberia, located in Buchanan, Liberia. It produced vitamin-enriched wheat flour.

1973

Seaboard acquired National Milling of Liberia, located in Buchanan, Liberia. It produced vitamin-enriched wheat flour.

Seaboard acquired National Milling of Liberia, located in Buchanan, Liberia. It produced vitamin-enriched wheat flour.

1977
1977

Increased capacity of the Ecuador plant by 50%.

1978
1978

Acquired Mochasa, Ecuador’s leading producer of animal feed.

1978

Expanded capacity of the Nigerian flour mill by 100 percent.

Expanded capacity of the Nigerian flour mill by 100 percent.

1978

Expanded capacity of the Liberian flour mill by 50 percent.

Expanded capacity of the Liberian flour mill by 50 percent.

1978

Began operations at Top Feeds, Ltd., a stockfeeds blending plant in Sapele, Nigeria.

1980
1980

1983
1983

Acquired Holsum Bakers and Seaboard Bakeries of Puerto Rico

Acquired Holsum Bakers and Seaboard Bakeries of Puerto Rico

1985
1985

Constructed a new plant for polypropylene bags in Sapele, Nigeria.

Constructed a new plant for polypropylene bags in Sapele, Nigeria.

1986
1986

Commenced shrimp farming operations in Ecuador.

Commenced shrimp farming operations in Ecuador.

1990
1990

1992
1992

Acquired flour mills in Guanica, Puerto Rico and in Matadi, Zaire from Continental Grain.

1996
1996

Began trading operations in South Africa opening a trading office in Durban.

1996

Acquired an interest in a flour mill, pasta plant, and biscuit factory in Beira, Mozambique.

Acquired an interest in a flour mill, pasta plant, and biscuit factory in Beira, Mozambique.

1998
1998

Acquired interests in flour mills in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Maseru, Lesotho.

1998

Commissioned a multi-million rehabilitation of the flour mill in Haiti.

Commissioned a multi-million rehabilitation of the flour mill in Haiti.

1998

Purchased National Milling Corporation in Lusaka, Zambia.

1999
1999

Acquired an interest in and renovated an existing flour mill in Luanda, Angola.

2000
2000

Acquired an interest in Unga, Ltd., a major producer of flour, maize meal, and stockfeeds throughout Kenya.

2000

Acquired through privatization the assets of a state-owned flour mill in Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo.

Acquired through privatization the assets of a state-owned flour mill in Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo.

2007
2007

Acquired an equity interest in a flour mill in Cartagena, Colombia.

2007

Acquired an equity interest in a grain trading business in Peru Commenced rice trading business under the name SeaRice, Ltd.

2008
2008

Created a joint venture company in Ecuador between affiliate Molinos del Ecuador, Moderna Alimentos, and Molino electromoderna to form Grupo Moderna.

Created a joint venture company in Ecuador between affiliate Molinos del Ecuador, Moderna Alimentos, and Molino electromoderna to form Grupo Moderna.

2010
2010

Acquired a 40% stake in Colombian feed milling company, CIPA S.A, with plants located in Bello and Cartago, Colombia.

2010

Acquired a 25% stake in Plum Grove Pyt, Ltd., a wheat pool manager and merchandiser located in Perth, Western Australia.

2010

Acquired Fillmore Seeds – a processor and shipper of specialty crops; acquired 45% of Stewart Southern Railway, a short-line railroad servicing the Fillmore Seeds facilities, located in Fillmore, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Acquired Fillmore Seeds – a processor and shipper of specialty crops; acquired 45% of Stewart Southern Railway, a short-line railroad servicing the Fillmore Seeds facilities, located in Fillmore, Saskatchewan, Canada.

2010

Acquired a 50% stake in PS International Ltd., an international trading company specializing in the trading of bulk agricultural commodities, based in Morrisville, North Carolina.

2012
2012

Seaboard Corporation increased its ownership to 70% of PS International (PSI), based in Morrisville, North Carolina.

The SeaRice Caribbean rice and pulses/specialty grains group, based in Miami, Regina (Canada), and Georgetown (Guyana); and SeaRice Geneva have also merged into PSI. The traders and support teams of these operations are now part of PSI.

2012

Acquired a new milling facility in Tema, Ghana, which is now called Flour Mills of Ghana Ltd.

Acquired a new milling facility in Tema, Ghana, which is now called Flour Mills of Ghana Ltd.

2012

Acquired 49% of Paramount Mills, an industrial milling operation located in East London, South Africa.

2012

The African Juniper (2005 built) 18k DWT geared – bulker was acquired in line with the fleet renewal strategy.

The African Juniper (2005 built) 18k DWT geared – bulker was acquired in line with the fleet renewal strategy.

2013
2013

Increased ownership of PS International to 85%.

2013

Invested further Guyana rice milling assets through joint venture; called SeaRice Caribbean Guyana.

2013

Completed construction on a flour mill in Banjul, Gambia through a joint venture called Gambia Milling Corporation, Ltd.

Completed construction on a flour mill in Banjul, Gambia through a joint venture called Gambia Milling Corporation, Ltd.

2013

The African Joseph R (2006 built) and the African Jacaranda (2007 built) 18k DWT geared-bulkers were acquired in line with the fleet renewal strategy.

The African Joseph R (2006 built) and the African Jacaranda (2007 built) 18k DWT geared-bulkers were acquired in line with the fleet renewal strategy.

2014
2014

Acquired 30% of RussellStone Protein, a soy crush operation outside of Pretoria, South Africa.

Acquired 30% of RussellStone Protein, a soy crush operation outside of Pretoria, South Africa.

2014

Acquired 50% ownership in Belarina Alimentos, a company specializing in the Brazilian bakery market, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2015
2015

The African Lily, Seaboard’s new fleet of four shallow-draft, fuel efficient bulk cargo ship made her maiden voyage in July.

The African Lily, Seaboard’s new fleet of four shallow-draft, fuel efficient bulk cargo ship made her maiden voyage in July.

2015

Acquired 25% ownership in Bag Yaglari, a cotton and soy crush operation located in Izmir and Iskenderun, Turkey.

2015

The African HHB, Seaboard’s second vessel, flagship of a new fleet of shallow draft/fuel efficient bulk cargo, sales her first maiden voyage in November.

The African HHB, Seaboard’s second vessel, flagship of a new fleet of shallow draft/fuel efficient bulk cargo, sales her first maiden voyage in November.

2016
2016

The African Kalmia, Seaboard’s third vessel completes her maiden voyage in January.

The African Kalmia, Seaboard’s third vessel completes her maiden voyage in January.

2016

The African Magnolia, Seaboard’s final vessel in a series of four, sets sail in April.

The African Magnolia, Seaboard’s final vessel in a series of four, sets sail in April.

2016

Acquired 98% interest in Belarina Alimentos, S.A.

2017
2017

Seaboard acquires Blue Hills Processors, a pulse processing facility in Saskatchewan, Canada.

2018
2018

Acquired substantially all of the Groupe Mimran, which operates flour and feed milling businesses in the Ivory Coast and Senegal, and a grain trading business in Monaco.

2018

Acquired an interest in Les Grands Moulins de Mauritanie (GMM), a milling and pasta business in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

2019
2019

Seaboard Overseas Peru, previously named ContiLatin celebrates 25 year anniversary.

Seaboard Overseas Peru, previously named ContiLatin celebrates 25 year anniversary.

2019

NAMILCO Guyana celebrates 50 year anniversary.

NAMILCO Guyana celebrates 50 year anniversary.

2019

National Milling Corporation, completed a new mill in Zambia that features a new five-story, 5,300-square-meter flour milling facility built on 25 acres.

National Milling Corporation, completed a new mill in Zambia that features a new five-story, 5,300-square-meter flour milling facility built on 25 acres.