About us

The HBI group is a Freight Forwarder, specialising in maritime and air transport with sites based around the world.

Our European headquarters have historically been located in Marseille, but HBI has branches at the main French ports and logistics hubs, including Le Havre, Marseilles, Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport and Lyon.

Through the clear leadership of our CEO, Clément BALLADUR, HBI now has an international reach with it’s hubs in Turkey, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Dubai, India, Senegal and the United States.

Our Asia headquarters in Shanghai drive the Group’s growth in the Asia Pacific region.

HBI serves it’s clients with over forty years of recognised expertise in maritime and air transport.

We have always been driven by our commitment to made-to-measure service, adaptability, flexibility and listening to our customers to provide them with optimum satisfaction.

Sea Freight

For over 40 years, we have implemented the strictest international standards for maritime freight. This allows us to optimise our customers’costs, and provide end-to-end support for each of the maritime or multimodal shipments involved in their logistics projects.

Air freight

Through our Roissy Charles de Gaulle branch and Lyon St-Exupery branch and thanks to our base in China, the HBI Group now offers our customers a comprehensive range of services, including air shipments. HBI AIR helps you meet the urgency and shorts deadlines you sometimes encounter in your supply chains.HBI AIR thus responds to the constraints of urgency and short deadlines which are sometimes imposed in your logistics chains.

Multimodal Transport

For inland transport and approach to ports, we draw on a wide range of carefully selected sub-contractors offering road, rail and inland waterway transport solutions.

Logistics Platforms

Supply chain management, stock & inventory management, WMS interface, specialist product platforms, AEO and Seveso platforms, customs bonded warehouses, dedicated handler at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport, redeliveries in France and Europe.

Our expertise

Our expertise in maritime and air transport means a tailored service for your shipments.

Coordination and management of your shipping and air transport flows.

Production of export and import documents.

Real-time information.

National centralised customs clearance.

Logistics cost control and optimization.

Supply chain coordination for high added value products.


Sales administration.

Customs support

3PL, 4PL analysis and coordination

Containers tracking.

Regulatory monitoring of international standards

Stringent selection process for our partners