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 sales offices in New York and Abidjan, and hubs in Turkey, China and Indonesia, with a new site opening soon in Africa. A year ago, we set up our Asia headquarters in Hong Kong to 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.

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 optimisation

Supply chain coordination for high added value products

KPI’s

Sales administration

Customs support

3PL, 4PL analysis and coordination

Containers tracking

Regulatory monitoring of international standards

Worldwide implantation

Stringent selection process for our partners