Unions have been previously informed of and consulted on this project. It could come into effect during the third quarter of 2019 once all social, legal and administrative procedures have been settled.
The project will also be subject to the usual condition precedents applicable to this type of operation, namely all authorisations required by law and regulations.
This operation, involving the pooling of two highly complementary networks in geographic terms, should, with its 620 employees, create a benchmark French player in the port industry in France.
The combination of different fields of expertise, the extent of the French coastline and the optimisation of investments would allow the MARITIME KUHN Group to satisfy customers’ requirements through this new project. With this new high-potential structure, the 320 employees of Bolloré Ports France would roll out their know-how alongside the 300 employees of the MARITIME KUHN Group.
Bolloré Ports France specialises in port handling and is present in 15 French ports. Its expertise enables it to offer customised services including conventional handling, ship consignment, transit and customs, storage, bagging and chartering. For Bolloré Transport & Logistics, this operation falls within the scope of its strategy to refocus its port handling and logistics operations in international markets where the Group is already established, in particular in West Africa.
The MARITIME KUHN Group is a family-run business, set up more than 70 years ago in Brittany. It is a recognised stakeholder in the French port industry, specialising in a range of services to ships: handling, consignment, transit, customs, storage and transport organisation.