Still in business: Antonov Airlines moves vital satellite for Elon Musk

Ukraine-owned Antonov Airlines has carried a civil telecommunication satellite on one of its AN-124-100-150 aircraft from Toulouse, France, to the US for Elon Musk’s SpaceX company. The heavylift airline, Antonov Airlines a division of Antonov Company, headquartered in Kyiv, has been temporarily relocated to Leipzig, Germany to allow continued operation of its fleet of five AN-124-100 Ruslan aircraft with payloads of up to 150 tonnes. The Antonov Airlines base at Hostomel, ... [+]

Bollore mulls Africa sale

The Bolloré group is considering selling its port and rail activities in Africa with potential buyers including CMA CGM and Maersk, according to reports in the French press. According to the reports, Morgan Stanley bank has been asked to discreetly sound out potential buyers. Bolloré’s Africa Logistics arm has operations ... [+]

Faster Internet, thanks to the freight industry

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has completed the first delivery of satellites for the OneWeb constellation project in cooperation Bolloré Logistics. One of the airline’s An-124-100 freighters delivered six satellites from Toulouse, France, to Cayenne in French Guiana in two special containers weighing about 30 tonnes. The first satellite launch is scheduled for the middle ... [+]

Out of this world

Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Bolloré Logisticshave delivered the first European Space Module (ESM) for the program which, in 2022, will take astronauts 64,000km beyond the Moon. The 14-ton module, transported in a special container to maintain precise temperature and pressure conditions, as well as 10 tons of supporting equipment, were delivered ... [+]

Bolloré boss faces probe

Bolloré Group owner Vincent Bolloré is being investigated by French Police over his business dealings in Africa, including concessions to run container ports in Guinea and Togo. There are allegations that he helped the presidents of the two countries win elections in exchange for lucrative business contracts. Bolloré  Group also ... [+]

Multinational effort boosts central Asian energy industry

Antonov Airlines has been working with Bolloré Logistics China to transport compressors on four AN-124 flights from Canada to a gas field in Turkmenistan for a Chinese engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company. Due to the size and weight of the cargo, both the AN-124-100’s unique on-board crane system and extension ... [+]

Bolloré sets up Saudi partnership

French forwarding and logistics group Bolloré has set up a joint venture with Saudi Arabian logistics specialist Bahri. Bahri Bolloré Logistics will work in key sectors especially aerospace, defence, oil and gas, fashion and healthcare. Bahri owns a 60% stake in the joint venture and Bolloré 40%. [+]

Goodbye, cruel world

Heavylift air operator Volga-Dnepr Airlines and forwarder Bollore Logistics are helping for the search for life – not in the terrestial airfreight market, which would probably be too much to expect in the current depressed climate – but on Mars. Volga-Dnepr has operated three An-124-100 cargo flights for Bollore carrying ... [+]

SDV to become Bolloré Logistics

French forwarder SDV is to be renamed Bolloré Logistics, reflecting the name of its long-standing shareholder, the Bolloré Group. The company operates in 102 countries with 36,000 employees in four businesses: multimodal transport and logistics; port terminal management; rail operation and oil logistics and distribution. [+]

Ghana to gain 3.5m teu port

Meridian Port Services, a joint venture between APM Terminals, Bolloré Africa Logistics, and the Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority, is to invest $1.5 billion in a new deep-water 3.5 million TEU port and logistics hub in Tema. It will include a new greenfield port outside the present facility and a ... [+]

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