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Timeline of our transport and logistics activities


The unification of all the transport and logistics business lines operating under the Bolloré Transport & Logistics' name marks a new stage in the establishment of a business that started thirty years ago. 


1986 – 1988 

In the Spring of 1986, the Group purchased SCAC (Société Commerciale d’Affrètement et de Combustible) from Suez. This acquisition allowed the Group to gain a toehold in shipping and handling in France, as well as in Africa with SOCOPAO. Rhin-Rhône purchased from ELF in 1988.


1986 and 1991 

The Group becomes a ship owner by purchasing the Société Navale Caennaise, allowing the Group to control a portion of African cargo handling.


Spring 1991 

Delmas-Vieljeux joins the Group, giving it a significant presence along the African coast. The shipping network and our inland African freight network were organised into a single entity: SDV.



The Bolloré Group acquires control of 100% of SAGA shares


Spring 1999 

Daniel Delva is given sole authority over the shipping, SDV, and SAGA teams. Gilles Alix, for his part, works to unite the African teams. 


Since 2005

Several acquisitions are made, notably of OTAL in Nigeria and Ghana, but also of AMI in East and Southern Africa, GEIS in Germany and Bernard in the UK. Growth is based on port concessions in Africa, railways, forwarding networks, and logistics in North America, Asia, and today, in the Middle East.


End of 2014

Cyrille Bolloré announces that Bolloré Logistics, Bolloré Africa Logistics, and Bolloré Energie will be united under the single Bolloré Transport & Logistics brand.