11 Jan, 2024
This new office provides direct access to France's second-largest commercial port area, and trade routes to Asia, particularly China and the USA, will be of primary importance initially. However, the port's direct connectivity to Africa and the Middle East presents significant business prospects in these regions.
The expansion aligns with the global freight forwarder's rapid growth strategy, which includes a network of more than 160 offices across 50 countries worldwide and a presence in most of the world's most robust economies, following the recent opening in South Korea.
Successful French market with further growth potential
Expanding SGL's service offerings in South France introduces solid expertise to the company's strong network. Furthermore, it enhances the commercial and operational closeness to the company's customers in the Mediterranean region, especially within ocean shipments and airfreight from Marseille and Nice airports.
Managing Director in SGL France, Olivier Sainterent, explains:
'We are eager to serve our customers best and utilise our local connections and market integrity. We provide a complete range of transport solutions that cater to all needs, simplifying operations for our customers while nurturing our global approach and perspective. With access to the Marseille port systems, we can also manage customs declarations and controls, ensuring a smoother process for our customers.'
Meeting the varied needs of the customers
Initially, the office is staffed with three experienced people specialising in freight forwarding, ocean procurement, and air operations. However, the ambition is to expand the team further.
'Initially, we are concentrating on strengthening our market positioning in the region. It is imperative for us to establish a seamless collaboration with major industrial enterprises while retaining our agility and flexibility, says Olivier Sainterent, and is supported by Lars Syberg, Regional CEO in SGL:
‘This is essential when we uncomplicate our customers' world while ensuring that our tailor-made solutions are readily available when required. We must always be capable of meeting our customers' diverse needs,' finishes Lars Syberg, while highlighting SGL's dedication to upholding a local physical presence near major ports and airports to remain closely connected to the customers.
About Scan Global Logistics
Scan Global Logistics has a defined purpose of uncomplicating the world of logistics every day. As a full-service logistics provider, the company has a global track record to prove it. SGL offers end-to-end logistics solutions with a broad range of services across air, ocean, rail, road, warehousing or any combination thereof.
Deeply rooted in the company's DNA is a 'can-do-attitude' to see every challenge as an opportunity to do more, better, and learn. With a global network spanning six continents and over 3,500 employees across +160 offices, the company works closely together to offer worldwide customised solutions. While doing so, SGL insists on creating a meaningful workplace rooted in the company's guiding virtues of Respect, Integrity, Entrepreneurship and Fun. For further information, visit www.scangl.com and LinkedIn.