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

Our Team is growing

G-Solutions Finland can handle all of your logistics needs – Ocean, Air, Rail, Truck, Projects and much, much more. Due to our continued growth in our Air & Sea division, we have recently strengthened our team with Jarmo Lahti. Jarmo has a wealth of experience from the Finnish freight forwarding market and is a huge asset for our organisation. Jarmo will be based at our office in Helsinki.

Contact: jarmo.lahti@gsolutions.fi

New staff members

We are pleased to welcome more members to our teams in Stockholm and Gothenburg. During the summer months G-Solutions were busy and recruited in total five new members of staff, further strengthening the operational groups in both air and ocean business.

G-Solutions Gothenburg welcomes Jessica Börjesson.
Jessica is responsible for general forwarding and RoRo operations. Before joining G-Solutions Jessica worked for many years with operations for shipping line Hamburg Sud.

G-Solutions Gothenburg (and Stockholm) welcomes Anna Boteus to the Ocean – Export team.
Anna will be based in Gothenburg but also assisting with Stockholm related business. Anna has many years experience as both a freight forwarder and a shipping line operative.

G-Solutions also welcomes to Stockholm:

Kenneth Wrisler Björn to the Air – Import department.

Kina Skarfelt to the Air -Export department

Joakim Björk to the Ocean – Import department.

For full details please click on our Contacts Page and chose the required office or business area.

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

Strikes Cancelled!

The announced strike in all main Swedish ports planned to commence today, 6th March, has in the very last minute been cancelled.

An agreement has been reached between the Swedish Dockworkers Union and the Ports of Sweden, and the details available so far confirm that both parties agree to cancel all hostile action and return to “business as usual”.

As ocean line carriers and truckers have planned for an all-out strike, some disturbances are still to be expected the coming days, but hopefully this will only have minor consequences and we will try our utmost to minimize the effects of this for our clients.

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.

 

 

G-Solutions Finland and Africa Logistics Network

Global Freight Solutions Oy Ltd is proud to announce it’s brand new membership of the Africa Logistics Network.

G-Solutions in Finland can now offer even more powerful transports solutions between Finland and Africa where even door deliveries are sometimes required.

With regards to shipments to and from Africa special documents are required before the transport can begin.

Amongst other obligations Shippers are also required to:-

  1. Follow SYKE Guidelines
  2. Provide a Proof of Functionality document for the import/export of machinery, electronics and vehicles
  3. Print out, sign and submit (to G-Solutions) G-Solutions’ Info- and Regulations on Africa Shipments Paper.
  4. Provide a fully detailed and complete Packing List prior to shipping.

For more information please read further details here

Please contact our Sales division in Finland for further information: mailto:sales@gsolutions.fi

 

 

G-Solutions offices closed 2nd November

Due to the All Saints public holiday this weekend the offices in Gothenburg and Märsta (Stockholm) will be closed from 13:00 on Friday 2nd November.