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06 June 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 18:50 GMT+2

March 28, 2019

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Bolloré and Maritime Kuhn intend to melt the respective harbour activities in France

According to the forecasts, the operation will be completed in the third trimester of this year

The French group Bolloré has started negotiations in via exclusive right with the compatriot Maritime Kuhn, harbour society of logistics of the Kuhn group, in order to yield them the carried out harbour activities in France from the division Bolloré Transport & Logistics, that it is active mainly in Africa and it is present in 15 French ports. The fusion project previews that the 320 dependent of Bolloré Ports France enter to take part of the Maritiome Kuhn, than currently has 300 dependent.

It is Maritime Bolloré Transport & Logistics that Kuhn are active mainly in the ports of the French Atlantic coast. "This project between two groups bretoni, everyone with a solid entrepreneurial culture - it has emphasized the general manager of Bolloré Ports France Stéphane Courcoux - represents a true opportunity for the French harbour industry that is in fast evolution. In a concentration context that characterizes the main customers (shipowning, industrial and logistic groups), this operation would allow to strengthen the respective organizations, to favor the investments and to capitalize the competences of the 320 dependent of Bolloré Ports France".

Also Maritime the Kuhn has evidenced the potentialities of the fusion: "the complementariness of our nets - it has explained the French company - would in the various sectors afford the creation of a complete offer on the joined national territory to an unparalleled competence of the harbour activities, online with the strategy of development of our familiar group".

In France the Bolloré Transport & Logistics work mainly as terminalista in the field of the container in the ports of Rouen, Montoir and Saint Nazaire and with various activities in the conventional segment of the goods in the ports of Cherbourg-Octeville, Dunkerque, La Rochelle, Montoir, Rochefort, Rouen, Sables the Olonne, Saint Brieuc, Saint Malo and Sête.

Maritime the harbour activity of the Kuhn is centralized on the ports of Brest, Cherbourg-Octeville, Concarneau, La Rochelle, the Havre, the Légué, Lorient, Montoir, Nantes, Saint Malo and Saint Nazaire. Besides to carry out activity of marine agency and society of shipments and logistics through the branches Agence Maritime Malouine (AMM), Agence Maritime Valette, LHP Agency, SNC Leroux and Union Armoricaine de Transports (UAT), Maritime Kuhn is active also as terminalista harbour mainly through the branches EVA, Manuport, Sica Atlantique and Sogebras.

The two parts consider that the fusion project can be realized in the course of the third trimester of this year to conclusion of the consultations with the social parts and of the administrative and legal procedures.


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