SME, Attract New Territories

How to support small or medium-sized business in their international development?

Successfully navigating today's global markets is not all plain sailing. The risks of non-payment by customers, potential damage to cargo and a limited knowledge and understanding of customs operations and processes: the road to international expansion is fraught with challenges.

EXPAND is a package of dedicated services that has been specifically designed and developed to match the needs and profiles of small and medium-sized customers. Turnkey advice and assistance from Bolloré Logistics' expert teams mean our customers are backed by concrete, easy-to-implement solutions.

Three services to secure small and medium-sized business operations abroad

Designed to assist small and medium-sized business push the boundaries of their activities and explore new horizons, this integrated offer delivers several solutions:

Credit insurance: with Bolloré Logistics and EULER HERMES (the largest global credit insurance company in the world), your commercial transactions are protected against the risk of unpaid invoices with a credit insurance service to suit you. Entrusting your shipments to one or several countries to Bolloré Logistics gives you full visibility and first-class credit checks. If your invoices are overdue and still not paid after reminder, EULER HERMES will take care of debt collection and make sure you get the money you need to protect your balance sheet and cash flow.

Cargo insurance: your goods are protected against any risk of damage during transit. You are automatically and permanently insured in the event of loss or full or partial damage to any shipments entrusted to Bolloré Logistics. In the 30 days following the receipt of your complete file, your company is compensated for as much as 100% of the value covered with no franchise or deductible. EXPAND is adapted to all cargo goods and all forms of transit.

Customs diagnosis: a Bolloré Logistics expert carries out a diagnosis to identify the best ways to improve and optimise your customs operations. Using seven points of control including incoterms, the type of cargo, the customs regimes used or the identification of anomalies or potential problem areas, Bolloré Logistics provides practical advice and recommendations that can be immediately implemented. A concrete action plan is put together in a customised report that focuses on three core areas: organisation and regulatory and commercial implications.

Immediate returns

EXPAND has several advantages for small and medium-sized businesses:

- Upstream risk analysis

- End-to-end management

- Balance sheet and cash flow protection

Key Figures
  • 20%

    More fuel-efficient for the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350

  • 70%

    of Urbanisation is expected by 2050

  • 27

    mega-cities are expected by 2050, with at least 10 million people, compared to 1...

  • +18,4%

    of growth for E-commerce retail market in Europe in 2015

  • 82%

    of goods are moved by road

  • 1 billion

    Population in Africa

  • 60%

    of Africa’s population will be urbanized by 2050

  • 7,5%

    of growth for Indian GDP in 2014

  • 4,9%

    of growth for African GDP in 2016

  • 6,1%

    of growth for East Asian GDP in 2015, the world’s fastest-growing region

  • 19 224 teus

    transported by the MSC Oscar, the largest container ship in the world

  • 396 m

    is the size of the MSC Oscar ship

  • 120 h

    is the Non-Stop Flight Record done by Solar Impulse

  • 4,5%

    of growth in 2015 for Global Airfreight demand

Global Supply Chain