Freight Forwarders

Kerry Logistics Network acquires French air freight specialist BBA

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Kerry Logistics Network Limited announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Business By Air SAS (‘BBA’), a French international freight forwarding company, to strengthen KLN’s position in the EMEA region and international freight forwarding (‘IFF’) capabilities across the globe.

An upstream supply chain specialist in air freight services for diverse industrial clients in verticals including automotive, aerospace and pharmaceutical, as well as an established player in the African market, BBA has been acting as KLN’s agent in France since 2016.

Vic Cheung, Group Managing Director of Kerry Logistics Network, said: “We are pleased to welcome BBA to KLN’s global network.

“The acquisition is a natural progression in our strategic pursuit of enhancing our IFF service offerings in the EMEA region. With France’s position as one of the world’s top exporting countries, the addition of BBA will significantly strengthen our foothold in the country.

“We are looking forward to the synergies created between KLN’s ocean freight capabilities and BBA’s air freight expertise, and the extension of our service into the niche verticals of fine arts and perishables, which will further boost our global coverage and competency to offer comprehensive and flexible solutions to customers.”