Transportation and logistics

Bolloré Africa Logistics

The Group has opted for a presence in Africa for many years and is making it the major part of these investments.

Its subsidiary, Bolloré Africa Logistics, is the biggest transport and logistics operator in Africa, where it has a network without equal with 250 subsidiaries and almost 23,000 employees in 49 countries, including 47 in Africa. This network allows us to offer exceptional logistics solutions dedicated to all of its customers.

Terminals, stevedoring and maritime branch offices

As the driving force behind the logistics and industrial transformation of Africa, Bolloré Africa Logistics is present in 42 ports and operates in 16 container terminal concessions (Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Togo, Guinea-Conakry, etc.), 7 ro-ro (roll-on/roll-off) terminals, 2 wood terminals and a river terminal, plus a conventional stevedoring activity.

The Group’s shipping activities represent a network of 76 branch offices in Africa, 21 branch offices in France and the Mediterranean region, backed up by 7 commercial hubs in Beijing, Dubai, Valencia, Athens, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington. The Group handles around 9,000 port visits each year on behalf of large European or global shipping lines (30 lines in total, including 9 ranked among the global top 20) and on behalf of its many customers who include operators, traders, manufacturers, etc.

 

Transit and logistics

In 47 countries on the African continent, Bolloré Africa Logistics manages all administrative and customs procedures for its customers both before and after transportation, for import and export, and manages the carriage of goods to their final destination. Its unique know-how in the management of logistics corridors and systems adapted to the countries in question make it possible to conduct import and export operations even in the most isolated areas.

Rail operations

The Group operates three rail concessions in Africa: Sitarail, Camrail and Bénirail. Essential for the development of the countries it crosses and a true support for local economies, the railway is a competitive transport tool that enables exports of agricultural production (cotton, sesame, cashew nuts and wood) and feeds national economies (oil, fertilizer, building materials and consumption goods). It enables smoother f lows of goods and people between the border countries and contributes to giving landlocked hinterland countries access to the sea. An ecological alternative to road transport, rail transport also reduces congestion, in a context of urbanization and development of African cities.