Bolloré

France’s Bolloré ranked as No. 23 on JOC’s list of the Top 40 Global 3PLs  for 2018, 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.

Bolloré picks Asia veteran to lead Americas region
27 Jan 2020
Bolloré Logistics has picked the COO of its Asia-Pacific operation to head the company’s Americas business, which covers 45 offices in eight countries, including the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
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20 Apr 2019
Although the e-commerce giant doesn't describe itself as a third-party logistics provider (3PL), Amazon has surpassed major global players such as DHL and Kuehne + Nagel in 3PL revenue.
21 Nov 2017
A partnership announced Tuesday giving Bolloré Logistics’ customers access to a business-to-business e-commerce website reflects the interest of logistics providers in the sector.
26 Jul 2017
“The latest dock and gantry cranes will be put into service in the coming weeks so that operations can start rapidly.”
26 Jul 2017
“This collaboration will intensify Bolloré Logistics' development in the Middle East.”
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.
30 Aug 2015
A consortium comprising Bolloré Africa Logistics, CMA CGM, and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has been awarded the coveted 20-year concession to operate the new container terminal at the deepwater port of Kribi in Cameroon.
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.
25 Aug 2014
Middle East-based Simatech Shipping has announced the launch of a fortnightly feeder service linking Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal, a new private facility in India’s Port of Tuticorin (V.O. Chidambaranar), with Colombo, Sri Lanka, starting this month.
A ship being unloaded at the container terminal at Conakry in Guinea.
30 Sep 2013
The second phase of a €100 million (about US$135.3 million) modernization program at Conakry Terminal in Guinea is still on schedule...
13 Jun 2013
Bolloré’s winning proposal to build a second container terminal at the Port of Abidjan violates Ivory Coast’s competition law, according to Jean-Louis Billon, the country’s minister of commerce, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
22 Mar 2013
APM Terminals and its French consortium partners, Bollore Africa Logistics and Bouygues, have been named preferred bidders to operate a second container terminal in the port of Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire.
10 Feb 2011
The French holding group Bollore is looking to invest $150 million in a dry port in Guinea to ease shipment of goods through the country, the billionaire head of the conglomerate said.