BDP Targets Expansion in Africa, GCC and CIS

Forwarder Focussed on Organic and Inorganic Growth, Despite Downturn

Transport and logistics company BDP International is looking to expand operations to other countries in Africa, the Gulf Cooperation Council and to some members of the Commonwealth of Independent States, or CIS.

BDP, a specialist in project and heavy lift transportation, already operates throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas, boasting a network of owned offices and strategic partnerships in more than 120 countries.

BDP was acquired by Singapore-based port operator PSA International in 2022.

Fikret Ersoy, BDP’s managing director for Middle East, Turkey and Africa, or META region, said it had been a “transformative journey” since the acquisition, and that despite the economic downturn, the company was still focusing on organic and inorganic growth and product diversification.

“We will expand to three additional countries in Africa and we are also considering expanding to Bahrain and Kuwait as well as some CIS countries,” Ersoy said.

“BDP’s success can be traced back to our unrelenting commitment to customer service excellence," Ersoy said. “Our emphasis on people, process, and technology has enabled us to meet supply chain challenges head-on with innovative products and services that have resulted in a 96 percent client retention ratio.”

BDP International was a sponsor at Breakbulk Middle East 2023 in Dubai.