Transport and Logistics in Kenya, Market Focus

By Bolloré Logistics Kenya

 Kenya is the ninth largest African country with an estimated growth of 5% in 2017. It has the potential to be one of Africa’s success stories from its growing population, dynamic private sector and pivotal role in East Africa.


Established in 1968, the company is today the leading integrated logistics provider in Kenya, operating under the banner of Bolloré Logistics Kenya, with four subsidiaries i.e. Bolloré Transport & Logistics Kenya Ltd, Mombasa Container Terminal (MCT), a dry port and Container Freight Station located adjacent to the Port of Mombasa, and two shipping agencies: East Africa Commercial & Shipping and SOCOPAO Ltd. In addition, the company operates Bolloré-NYK Autologistics Limited, a joint venture with shipping giant NYK Group dealing exclusively in vehicle logistics for new car imports into East Africa.

With operational centers in Nairobi, Mombasa, as well as at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, and a presence at every border point in Kenya, we facilitate freight forwarding, customs clearance, warehousing as well as distribution locally and regionally to Uganda, South Sudan, East DRC, Rwanda and Burundi. Bolloré Logistics also offers a unique service for regional export commodities such as coffee and tea including manual and automated sorting, blending, bulk blowing and re-bagging, enabling exporters and buyers to optimize trading at the regional auctions in Nairobi and Mombasa, respectively.

As the main gateway to East Africa, the Port of Mombasa plays a crucial role for regional logistics chain. Working in conjunction with the local Port authority, MCT offers importers a faster, safer and more convenient option to clear their cargo consignments at the CFS. In 2014, the MCT fully implemented the Pedestrian Free Yard Concept which is part of the scope included in the facility’s ISO 9001:2015 certification.

​Bolloré Logistics Kenya offers end-to-end logistics solutions to meet the unique supply chain requirements of clients from a wide range of industries including FMCG, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, mining among others. The East African region has been experiencing an influx of investments in energy, infrastructure and industry, not to mention the emerging oil & gas and mining industries. As such, a dedicated team for industrial projects is based in the country handling heavy lift and project logistics for Eastern Africa.

Bolloré Logistics Kenya is also ISO 9001:2015 certified and recognized as an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO).


1. Bolloré Transport & Logistics President & CEO Mr. Cyrille Bolloré speaking during the commemoration of 50 years of the company’s operations in Kenya.
2. Bolloré Logistics Nairobi’s employees take part in the Global Marathon Day event.
3. Bolloré Logistics Projects Team load a 72MT oversized piece of mining equipment onto a barge for transportation from the port of Mombasa across the Kilindini Harbour to the South Coast of Kenya.
4. Bolloré Logistics Kenya offers Integrated Warehousing Management solutions for the FMCG and Telecoms sectors. 

Jason Reynard

CEO East Africa Region

T: +254 20 642 13 01

Charles MAINA

Commercial Manager - Kenya                        T: +254 720 60 19 61