Marfret in the spotlight

Marfret and its general manager Guillaume VIDIL have been honoured with a place in the Choiseul Région Sud list of the 100 most dynamic young executives in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, home to Marfret’s head office.

The award belongs to all our teams, whether at sea or on shore. Their efforts have enabled our company to continue playing a strategic role -to become a vital link even- during the ongoing pandemic, since it is sea transport that ensures the continued supply of medical equipment and pharmaceutical goods.

New 40’HC dry containers in sight!

Marfret is expanding its container fleet with the arrival of 200 new 40’ high cube boxes. These are sought-after units at the moment, since the extra 30cm interior height in the 40’HC provides a 10 to 15% increase in load volume over a standard container.

The boxes have now left the factory in Asia and are on their way to Le Havre, Genoa and Fos-sur-Mer and will be available for their first loads at the beginning of May. This latest arrival of new containers follows on from a previously delivery at the beginning of the year, underlining Marfret’s ability to accompany their customers’ business growth.

For several years, Marfret’s logistics department has scheduled container deliveries in line with increasing freight volumes and its desire to offer clients up-to-date equipment.

As a result, the company had already increased its 40’ HC dry fleet by 10% in 2020 and invested in the purchase of 550 new reefer containers.

With “Le 29”, business dealings reach new heights

An exceptional setting for business meetings… A new business club, backed by local big business leaders, including Marfret managing director Guillaume Vidil, has just opened its doors in Marseille. The 29 Business Club has taken up its quarters at a prestigious location –the 29th floor of the La Marseillaise Tower.

Voted the world’s second most beautiful tower, the Jean Nouvel-designed building offers stunning panoramic views of the port of Marseille and the Mediterranean Sea.

The private club, which already has 300 members, will be opening its own restaurant (if the health situation allows) with Jean-David Cohen at the helm. With a reputation for enchanting Marseillais’ taste buds at his prestigious Dalloyau restaurant at the Terrasses du Port, and at his new restaurant 1860, Le Palais, Cohen is setting the tone with upcoming guest appearances by Michelin-starred chefs! Open throughout the day, the 29 is a favourite spot for business leaders for their business breakfasts, lunches and dinners. An ideal co-working space, the 29 offers its members a choice of meeting rooms of all sizes, whether for a B2B or full board meeting.