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Created in 1988, Challenge International started out by providing a tank and container shipping service to and from Le Havre. The group transformed its business model to become a European freight forwarder.

It organises multimodal transport (air, sea and land) and offers solutions to optimise your international supply chain, delivering the highest quality of service.


1988 : Creation of the Group in Le Havre – offering international maritime transport solutions.

1991 : Creation of Challenge International SERVICES – Logistics component.

1993 : Creation of Challenge International MEDITERRANEAN in Marseilles.

1995 : Creation of Challenge International BELGIUM in Antwerp.

1997 : Acquisition of SOYER DEVAUX – an international coffee and cocoa transport and storage specialist.

1999 : Creation of a NVOCC department – offering a groupage service from Asian ports with the development of our agent network in Asia.

2001 : Creation of a REEFER department in Le Havre – offering an international temperature controlled container transport service for fresh and frozen products.

2004 : Creation of the OVERSEAS service in Le Havre. Development of traffic to Asia and traffic to and from the Caribbean – Year of consolidation.

2005 : Introduction of an air freight service in Le Havre. Acquisition of a road haulage company. Opening of a new agency in Lyon.

2006 : Creation of a new agency in Guadeloupe – international transport service to and from the French Overseas Departments.

2008 : Creation of an agency specialising in air transport at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport: CHALLENGE AIR INTERNATIONAL. The group expanded its skillset by becoming an IATA accredited air freight forwarder.


2009 : Acquired the status of AEO (Authorised Economic Operator).

2010 : Creation of a unit specialised in the international import/export of personal effects.

2011 : Opening of offices in Martinique (Fort-de-France) and Spain (Barcelona).

2012 : Creation of a perishable goods air transport service at our agency in Roissy – Charles de Gaulle. A team of experts for the import/export of fresh and frozen food products to complement the General Cargo air service offered by the company.

2014 : Opening of an office in Italy (Milan), Ivory Coast (Abidjan), Cameroon (Douala) and Togo (Lome).

 2015 : Opening of an office in Burkina Faso (Ougadougou).

 2016 : Opening of an office in Senegal (Dakar).

 2017 : Opening of an office in Benin (Cotonou).




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