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Old SDV Transami(Bollore logistics) closes its Kenyan operations -MD Jean Naud

Bolloré Kenya Managing Director Jean-Pascal Naud. PHOTO | NMG
Bolloré Kenya Managing Director Jean-Pascal Naud. PHOTO | NMG


Bolloré Kenya Managing Director Jean-Pascal Naud and  Jason Reynard, Bolloré Transport and  Logistics CEO East Africa Region could not bear the burden of facilitating Kenyas' SDV Transami(bollore) due to bad economy.



The company through a memo indicated that from February 2020 the company will close its Kenyan doors.  Closing the veteran logistic company is a big blow in the freight and logistics frugality.


More than 1200 workers are facing the shocker after the Memo. Already the company has set aside a budget for all employees dues which will be paid before the end of January 2020.


The firm, which has lately lost out on several lucrative deals, says industry policy changes including implementation of the standard gauge railway (SGR) have affected cargo handling processes leading to reduced business.


Sources at the company said that the firm has lost more than 500 trucks after owners withdrew them due to non-payment. This has made it difficult for the firm to deliver on its contracts.


The company, however, operates several go-downs in Mombasa. Some of its properties have been handed over to another french based firm CMA CGM. 

The management turned to cost-cutting measures by retrenching its employees last year November 2018 where 357 employees were retrenched.


"Some of the mobile properties and assets were transported to Tanzania. Our new headquarters for East Africa will Tanzania, " said Jason Reynard.


The old shipping, Warehouse, and logistics firm lost UPS contract in 2015. Later parted ways with Delmas International, Galawa Marine Services and CMA CGM. 


Other struggling companies that have sold some of its trucks include; Hakika transporters, Volcanic holdings and transporters, and pearl logistics. These companies have embarked on the real estate business.


39 comments:

  1. I work SDV TRANSAMI and it's true the company is closing. We were given a mandatory leave kumbe nikufunga wanafunga.hata wale waluomaliza leave days.

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    1. Sasa mkirudi mliambiwa mfanyeje? @Kombe

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    2. We are just waiting for their directive... I talked to Matata at insight and said insight management is a contract based but they also thinking if... Our lives are lying on the balances

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  2. Vile UPS, DELMAS, GALAWA na zilitoka thats when I sensed this company was going down.

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  3. @Mutua MCT pia kazi hakuna... I kila kampuni ilichukua mali yake sasa tunaangaliana kwa macho

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  4. When CGM left many thought that CGM will die earlier than Transami Kenya. I remember telling my colleague Ali that CGM will not pay you better than Transami. Those guys who left with the other companies are getting better salaries than here. Now CGM is opening another sister company while we are closing down. Galawa moved to Docs, Delmas has its Ships, its own system like Maersk line. MCT Mombasa is also closing.

    The next day after closing our company is heading to the streets like the truck drivers. Demonstrations is what will save Mombasa. I have some friends from three ways logistics they are already closed. Bahari forwarders have retrenched. Yani inaamanisha ukitoka hapa nikuenda nyumbani maana hata zile companies that can help you wanapunguza.

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    1. Where is CGM? I knew it was closer to interpel but siioni...

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    2. CGM moved... its closer to KMA huko docs.

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  5. Is the story outlined there true @Kombe

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    1. True @Kimani. This story started way back in october ,2018 where over 500 workers walifutwa. wengine wetu tukasave. But we knew our shocker was also coming.

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  6. Mushapata barua already kwamba hakuna kazi? @Kombe why do you shiver for nothing.

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  7. Ask Ruth,Matats,Kombe,Gona, Odhis,Olang and all your friends you have... A circular is out. You can ask your junior HR too at MCT but i know you depend on here. Jipange dada. @Sheila

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  8. Its sounds very interesting.. Si basi ikifungwa muingie street watu thao ni mob mukichanganyikana na watu walorry you fill mombasa road.

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  9. Alafu wakati wakura akili zinajaa shonde... kkkkkkkk

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  10. Si hata kuliwa na Meli za world food. Kwani hii ilipotelea wapi?

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    1. Hiyo ilienda Maersk line kitambo around 2013-2014 huko... Tulikuwa tumebaki na majani of which now KTDA does everything. There are other cheaper companies nowadays. But its done in Naivasha not in Mombasa anymore

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    2. @ Kombe.... what about the ECD @ nairobi,have the workers been retrenched also and the containers nazo zimepelekwa wapi au zilikuwa a CGM?...

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  11. Kuna jamaa hapo Mkisii alikuwa akitudhulumu hapo wakati tufanya clerical work huko KPA... Huyo alidhani transami niya mama yake

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  12. Sgr ime affect the entire freight forwarding service provider's Ni kujipanga.

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    1. Hii SGR ni scam.... alafu ati kila siku kuna mtu anasema the government is working hard to provide jobs which jobs are they talking about?

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    2. Maisha ni mabadiliko.
      Pessimists give up.
      Optimists hope the wind will blow in their favour.
      Leaders adjust their sails and sail through turbulence to safety.

      Hii makelele ya maandamano haitasaidia. Mtu ajipange....la sivyo utapangwa.

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  13. These are the big companies closing.. What about the SMEs and jua kali who are closing too with publicity? How many are they? By 2022 3/4 of Kenyans will be jobless only politicians and public servants feed the rest

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  14. Gosh! They should have left SGR for passengers transport and very urgent cargo which should have been charged exorbitant fees not kill the transporter completely !

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  15. It is indeed sad that it has come to this. My sympathies to my former colleagues. However God will not let his people suffer for long

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  19. Very sad indeed some of the people being retreached are career workers in the shipping industry very professional if they were in the West they could be very senior in their jobs. So how do they "Jipanga" now ??? It is sad sad God help this country.

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