Bolloré Logistics beefs up its Nordic presence

Bolloré Logistics, ranking among the world’s top 10 in transport and logistics, has taken a significant leap forward in the Nordics with the acquisition of a majority stake in the Swedish company Global Freight Solutions AB and its Finnish affiliate. This now extends the present Bolloré Logistics network to 600 offices in 109 countries with 25,000 employees. This acquisition reinforces the company’s presence in Europe, especially in the Nordic markets. It was a strategic target to complement the regional network having previously established a structure in Norway which was subsequently joined by a similar investment in Denmark.


Established in 2006, G-Solutions is headquartered in the maritime hub of Gothenburg, with additional offices in Stockholm and Helsinki, offering a comprehensive portfolio of services. As an export driven economy Sweden is an industrial powerhouse. Alongside Finland, the area matches perfectly many of Bolloré Logistics’ strategic industry verticals, such as mining, power, automotive, aeronautics and defence, telecom, hi tech, healthcare and retail.


Commenting on the news, Henri Le Gouis, CEO Europe of Bolloré Logistics, said: “I am delighted to strengthen our footprint in the region, this will allow greater depth and consistency to our commercial proximity with clients. As the deal neared completion, we have already been working together under a partnership arrangement. This already delivered many commercial opportunities and we are delighted now to formalise our shared future, such as coupling up with the company’s industrial projects division, and to offer Swedish exporters new logistics solutions boosting their performances into the African, Middle East and Asian markets. I know our clients and network colleagues will welcome this development.”


Responding on behalf of G Solutions, Johan Moerth, Managing Director, added: “I am extremely positive about this development. We have grown rapidly and acquired a reputation for quality of service and accessibility to clients. I believe these values underpin our success and are perfectly matched to Bolloré Logistics’ culture. Now with access to the company’s systems, expertise and strategic carrier alliances I believe we will contribute very strongly to its growth in the region. In the challenging times of Covid-19 we are already extending Bolloré Logistics charter options and bespoke industry solutions across the full range of clients in our region. Whether it be China, the Americas or our unparalleled reach in Africa, we are seeing immediate synergies between our local client relationships and the power and scope of solutions that only a major player can provide.


 

About Bolloré Logistics

Bolloré Logistics is a global leader in supply chain management ranking among the world’s top 10 in transport and logistics with an integrated network of 600 offices in 109 countries.
www.bollore-logistics.com


It is a brand of Bolloré Transport & Logistics, a major operator in international transport and logistics with 36,500 employees across 109 countries. As global player in the supply chain, the company designs and implements bespoke solutions with high added value. Based at the world’s main port and airport hubs, Bolloré Transport & Logistics brings its customers a local service, peerless market knowledge and end-to-end control of operations. In Africa, the company invests some €300 million every year to innovate and develop port and railway infrastructures, warehouses and regional logistics hubs.
www.bollore-transport-logistics.com


 

About the Bolloré Group

Founded in 1822, the Bolloré Group is one of the 500 largest companies in the world, with more than 81,000 employees in 127 countries and on five continents. Through its diversification strategy based on innovation and international development, the company holds strong positions in its three sectors: transport and logistics, communication, electricity storage and systems.


 

About G-Solutions

G-Solutions was established in Gothenburg in 2006 by STL Group to provide freight forwarding and door-to-door delivery services. Over the years, the company has experienced rapid growth and today offers a wide range of forwarding & logistics solutions and is now the primary transport supplier for a number of multinational corporations. The company has approximately 50 employees in Sweden and 10 in Finland, and a yearly turnover in excess of 400 MSEK (38M€).


 

Press contacts:

Cindy Patan, Media Relations Manager – Bolloré Transport & Logistics
Tel +33 1 46 96 49 75 / +33 7 72 40 49 75
cindy.patan@bollore.com


Flora Etter, Head of Marketing & Communication Europe (excl. France) – Bolloré Logistics
Tel +33 6 09 06 43 29
flora.etter@bollore.com

 

The expansion continues in Gothenburg

G-Solutions in Gothenburg welcomes two new members of staff to the ever growing team. Frida Öhman will be responsible for Inside Sales/Pricing and Madeleine Leimalm joins the X-press Feeders team.

Frida will take over the role of Inside Sales/Pricing as Michel Bäck will be now joining the field sales team covering Sweden and Scandinavia. This step by Michel combined with Frida’s many years of experience of freight forwarding will further strengthen the overall sales force.
For price enquiries contact Frida: frida.ohman@gsolutions.se
Tel: +46 700 91 95 91

Madeleine joins the X-press Feeders team and brings with her many years of experience within shipping from positions held at various companies including Hamburg Sud.
Contact Madeleine: madeleine.leimalm@gsolutions.se
Tel: +46 31 10 73 61

MaskinExpo 2019

G-Solutions will this year be represented with a stand at MaskinExpo 2019. This fair is Sweden’s leading machinery exhibition, and will be held at STOXA, Stockholm Outdoor Exhibition Area, located 12kms from Arlanda Airport.

More than 200 exhibitors will be present from 23-25 May, with G-Solutions as the only forwarder on site.

Visit us there! 

For free visitor’s tickets, click the banner below or contact us on 08-501 266 30 or victoria.fredin@gsolutions.se

Containerized Dry Bulk Shipping

Containerize instead of trucking! 

Containerizing your dry bulk cargo shipments and sending by short sea container vessel and/or barge combinations has many benefits over traditional trucking solutions. Conveyor belts for loading and tipping chassis at destination allows for a very smooth and speedy handling process. The need for an extra step of Big Bag loading can be eliminated, risks for damages to cargo and loading may be reduced, and most importantly transport costs can often be substantially reduced. So, give this method a try – you may be surprised!

With a broad network of European suppliers and partners, G-Solutions can provide our bulk clients with solutions from almost all main areas of large-scale dry bulk cargo production in Europe. Areas such as the Ruhr region in Germany and the ports of Bilbao and Gijon in Northern Spain are regions where we have particular presence, but we have options available for almost any request.

Swapping from traditional trucking alternatives to our short sea options on the European waterways will considerably lower your carbon emissions. Add to this the elimination of packaging material/Big Bag handling and disposal, and you will realize that by containerizing your bulk cargo you will be doing mother nature a favor.

 

 

Go – Africa!

New office in Finland for African trades

G-Solution’s new office in Finland welcomes new manager Mr Joakim Antas and his staff that are experienced in the African trades. Joakim and his team will continue to provide first class logistical and transport services for African trades. To contact Joakim please ring: 00 358 (0)40 520 0297

or email: joakim.antas@gsolutions.fi

 

Business as usual for African trades

We can offer cost effective and reliable shipping solutions to all African ports. At G-Solutions Finland we will help you get your goods safely to your country whether you would like to ship a container, vehicle, truck or tractor.

We also help you with all the customs procedures and any other matter that you may need assistance with for getting your goods safely to your destination in Africa.

 

Contacts for your Africa trades

For all your “Africa” enquiries please Contact:
Mr Joakim Antas – tel. 00 358 (0)40 5200297
Or email: info@gsolutions.fi

Our new office in Finland
Global Freight Solutions Oy Ltd.
Keilaranta 8, 02150 Espoo,
Finland.

 

International Removals attending IAM Conference 2015

G-Solutions’ International Removals teams will attend the International Association of Movers (IAM) 53rd Annual Meeting in San Diego 18th – 21st October 2015.

To book a meeting at the conference please contact
Bertil Rådström: bertil.radstrom@gsolutions.se
or
Christina Linell: christina.linell@gsolution.se

We wish all agents and partners attending the conference safe travels and we look forward to seeing you there.

 

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our agents and partners for all efforts during the summer months and we now look forward to a prosperous autumn.

 

Please don’t forget that as an IATA licensed airfreight brokerage company, G-Solutions International Removals teams are able to transport personal effects safely and swiftly by air.

For airfreight enquiries please contact: airfreight@gsolutions.se

For general removals enquiries please contact: removals@gsolutions.se

New Managing Director in Finland!

G-Solutions are very proud to announce that as from 17th August 2015 Mr Joakim Antas has become the company’s Managing Director at Global Freight Solutions Oy Ltd. in Finland.

For enquiries please contact: joakim.antas@gsolutions.fi

 

As part of the expansion in Finland G-Solutions is also happy to welcome onboard Ritva Lilleberg who will be responsible for Customer Services for Global Freight Solutions Oy Ltd. in Finland.

To reach Ritva please Contact: ritva.lilleberg@gsolutions.fi

 

G-Solutions in Finland offers all transport and logistical services including; airfreight, ocean based shipping, land transport, wharehousing and general forwarding.

For general enquiries please contact: info@gsolutions.fi

 

The Finland office also operates X-press Feeder Lines to/from Finland.

For X-Press Feeder Line enquiries please send to: xpf@gsolutions.fi

New callings for Flota Suardiaz

Santander Calling!

As the Scandinavian liner agent for Spanish RoRo carrier Flota Suardiaz, G-Solutions can now offer a competitive service to the port of Santander. This weekly calling is added to the existing ports of Vigo and Barcelona in Spain.

Mostaganem and Algiers Calling!

North Europe – North Africa LINE

Flota Suardiaz will continue to service Mostaganem as part of the North Europe – North Africa LINE:

  • Emden
  • Sheerness
  • Zeebrugge
  • Santander
  • Vigo
  • Casablanca
  • Las Palmas/Tenerife
  • Mostaganem
  • Barcelona

Mediterranean LINE

Flota Suardiaz also calls Algiers as part of the Mediterranean LINE:

  • Marseille
  • Algiers
  • Mostaganem
  • Barcelona*

For more information: roro@gsolutions.se

G-Solutions and Fellowship

With partner Fellowship, G – Solutions continues to provide break – bulk and container shipping solutions via principle carriers; BSLE Italy, Contemed U. K. and CNAN, Algeria from Northern Europe to North Africa, the Mediterranean and Black Sea area as well as ports in the Persian/Arabian Gulf.

We are pleased to provide you with the following information:

BSLE Italy:

BSLE Italy is a break – bulk carrier accepting break –bulk/project cargo as well as shipper’s owned containers.
BSLE Italy has no own containers.

Monthly sailings are offered in 2 separate services:

Service 1.) from North Europe with normal loading ports Hamburg and Antwerp, Bilbao is served on inducement basis.

Ports In Scandinavia are also served directly – sub. inducement.

Service 2.) from Port Marghera. Italy and sub. inducement also other Adriatic/Turkish ports.

BSLE’s main destinations are the ports in the Persian/Arabian Gulf – Bandar Abbas is normally called at by all vessels, however also ports in East India and Pakistan can be served – sub. inducement.

All vessels have their own cranes and two of the vessels have lifting capacity for packages of up to 500 tons.
The vessels sail on a round trip basis, meaning cargo is being accepted both outbound and inbound.

Contemed, U. K.:

Contemed, U. K. is a break – bulk carrier accepting break – bulk/project cargo as well as shipper’s owned containers.
Contemed, U. K. has no own containers.

The main port covered by Contemed, U.K. in Northern Europe is Antwerp, but with sufficient cargo also ports in Holland. Germany and Scandinavia can be served directly.

Main markets covered by Contemed in the Mediterranean area are Turkish ports, but with sufficient cargo also ports in Marocco, from Gibraltar to the Suez Canal – and Black Sea ports can be called at directly.

Contemed usually provides 3 – 4 sailings a month.

Contemed U. K.’s owned vessels have their own cranes – usually with 2 x 60 tons lifting capacity allowing for lifting of packages of up to approx.. 110 tons.

The vessels sail on a round trip basis accepting cargo both outbound and homebound.

 

CNAN, Alger:

CNAN accepts break – bulk/project cargo and container shipments – CNAN offers carrier’s containers.

CNAN is in the process of expanding and has so far bought 5 reconditioned vessels – the oldest from 2012 – and before end of June an additional 3 vessels should be in service.

All vessels have own gear with minimum lifting capacity of 2 x 150 tons – or approx. 275 tons in combination.

The service pattern is presently as follows:
Antwerp/Algerian ports : approx. every 10 days.
Hamburg/Algerian ports: approx. every 3 – 4 weeks.
Leixoes, Portugal/Algerian ports: approx.. every 3 – 4 weeks.
Scandinavian ports can also be served on a direct basis – sub. inducement – and the vessels have sufficient ice class to also discharge/load in the Baltic area during normal winter time.

The vessels sail on a round trip basis and are outbound from Europe accepting cargo to Algerian ports and homebound from Algeria to Hamburg, Antwerp and Leixoes, but sub. inducement also other ports en route or to Scandinavia.

Other CNAN services are:
Marseille/Algerian ports: every week – separate service with ro/ro or lo/lo vessels
La Spezia, Italy/Algerian ports: every week – separate service with ro/ro or lo/lo vessels.

CNAN has also resumed their service to the USA – offering a sailing every 3 – 4 weeks from Algerian ports – and sub. inducement also from Italian, Spanish and Portugese ports to US East Coast and/or US Gulf ports and from US East Coast and/or US Gulf ports back to Algeria and – sub. inducement also West Mediterranean ports.

For more information on these services and others please call: +46 31 10 73 60or email: info@gsolutions.se