President's word

The Challenge International Group has built its reputation on the expert management of its logistics business in different sectors. Over the years, our Group has developed a reputation based on the quality of the services it provides in terms of import/export procedures, modes of transport, port services, customs brokerage and logistics.

With ISO 9001 certification, Challenge International was among the first companies to be awarded the status of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) as a mark of trust from the Customs service. We are now entering a new era based on communication and information exchange. Our objective as logistics experts is not just to provide our clients with the expert management of the flow of goods, but to also manage the flow of information throughout the entire process, from order management to final delivery.

Dynamic and interactive, Challenge International’s website provides a tangible example of our commitment to open and ongoing dialogue with our partners. This website collects, consolidates and reproduces information in order to provide you with an effective decision-making tool.

Denis Patural,
President of Challenge International


  • 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).



Sealogis is a French group held by SNCF LOGISTICS. She was created in 2002 and consists of several entities:

  • Transfer International
  • Challenge International
  • XP Log
  • Féron / Burger Féron
  • FAL
  • Grimaldi ACL France Agencies
  • TCC Logistics
  • AGSM
  • Seatruck
  • LCA

It is 900 people who propose a wide panel of business expertises:

  • Commission of transport (maritime, air and road)
  • Logistics: dedicated/integrated, supply chain (3PL, 4PL, 5PL)
  • Shipping and his components jobs: (representation shipping lines, NVOCC, consignment, maritime bulking, brokerage)
  • Road transport

The group SEALOGIS allows to offer to its industrialist’s customers and with the ship-owners a very vast range in logistics and harbor services.

XP Log, is the subsidiary of Challenge International and been a part of the group Sealogis. The latter is guided by the customer satisfaction by proposing logistic service. To know more about it go on

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