BALtrans starts operations in Paris
BALtrans has opened its first warehousing facility in France, based at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
The logistics company, which has a major presence throughout the Asia Pacific region, will initially specialize in inbound consolidations from Hong Kong and China. In addition, a range of global freight forwarding services will be offered to customers in France, with cargo being transported by air or sea, together with pan-European road freight services.
The operations will be overlooked by Jean Claude Melin, who has been appointed managing director of Baltrans in France.
"The French market is one of the biggest in Europe, and the BALtrans network could not afford to overlook this opportunity to capture new import and export traffic. July was our first full working month and clients are already joining us regularly. Ocean is currently 70% of our business, but we expect the airfreight element to become larger in time," said Melin. "Our aim is to be fully operational at all France's main air and sea gateways at the earliest opportunity. This is an exciting opportunity to build an operation entirely from scratch, based on a very strong and experienced team. We expect our own success - particularly in niche markets such as aerospace, automotive and pharmaceuticals - to reinforce the BALtrans Group's leading position," he added.