France’s Bolloré ranked as No. 19 on JOC’s list of the Top 40 Global 3PLs  for 2013, with logistics-related revenue estimated at $4.1 billion.

The largest portion of Bolloré’s logistics services are provided by its subsidiary SDV. SDV offers supply chain management as well as air and sea freight forwarding services. SDV also handles customs brokerage and other regulatory issues for its clients.

SDV has made a number of acquisitions to increase its market share in recent years. These acquisitions include KAMDEN in 2001, Geis in 2004, SWG in 2005, JE Bernard in 2007, SAEL in 2008, and FAST in 2012.

In addition to the traditional logistics services and solutions Bolloré offers through SDV, Bolloré is also highly involved with oil logistics, and owns communications operations. Oil logistics make up approximately 30 percent of Bolloré’s revenue, while communications operations contribute 8 percent. Paris-based Bolloré also operates lithium battery production facilities and makes electric cars. It employs 55,500 people in 102 nations worldwide.

10 Jun 2016
France’s Bolloré Group signed a contract with the Southeast Asian state of Timor-Leste to build the country’s primary international seaport.
14 Apr 2016
French officials searched the head office of the Bollore Group as part of a probe into the leading transport and logistics group’s port-operating contracts in two West African nations.
21 Mar 2016
Paris-listed Bolloré Group, which holds 21 port concessions worldwide and operates 14 container terminals in Africa, announced a 2 percent drop in revenue for 2015 to $12.2 billion.
18 Mar 2016
Construction work is set to commence on the second phase of the only deep-sea port in central Africa at Kribi, Cameroon after a second round of financing was arranged with the Export-Import Bank of China.
03 Feb 2016
Paris-listed Bolloré Group was selected to build and operate a new $424 million port close to Dili, capital of Timor-Leste.
21 Sep 2015
The Bolloré Group plans to spend $120 million to octuple the annual capacity of its container terminal in the port of Freetown, Sierra Leone, to 750,000 twenty-foot equivalents after volume rose 30 percent over the last four years.
31 Jul 2015
Five firms, three joint ventures and two single companies, are aiming to win a concession to modernize Davao Sasa, a major gateway for Philippines exports, particularly bananas.