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).