The never-ending pursuit of excellence

It's amazing what you can accomplish when you are dedicated to logistics excellence for 50+ years.

Industry Awards

Proven Results

BDP is honored to have received the following recent industry awards for excellence in the supply chain arena:

  • Responsible Care® Partner of the Year by the American Chemistry Council
  • Bronze Level Rating from EcoVadis
  • Quest for Quality Award Winner for 3PL Transportation Management Solutions
  • United States’ President's E-Star Award for Excellence in Exporting
  • Top 50 U.S. 3PLs by Armstrong & Associates
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Our History

Milestones

50+ years of logistics excellence

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2021

  • BDP acquires DJS International, expanding US import and customs brokerage portfolio
  • BDP achieves bronze level status from EcoVadis
  • BDP launches its Digital Factory, an innovation center dedicated to digital application development
  • BDP announces the creation of its Diversity and Inclusion Council

2020

  • BDP named a Responsible Care® Partner Company of the Year by the American Chemistry Council
  • BDP Morocco receives ISF 9001 certification
  • BDP selects FourKites for advanced predictive tracking & analytics solution design
  • BridgeNet Solutions, a BDP Company, launches global 4PL solutions
  • BDP launches BDP GO, a new digital, self-service platform for instant freight quotes and bookings
  • BDP partners with 3Degrees to offer Carbon Offset solutions
  • BDP awarded Quest for Quality Award from Logistics Management in the 3PL Category

2019

  • BDP named one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute
  • BDP opens office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • BDP achieves silver level status from EcoVadis for the 5th consecutive year
  • BDP Morocco receives International Air Transport Association (IATA) agent certification
  • BDP Kanoo, Saudi Arabia achieves ISO ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management System & ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System certification
  • BDP named a 2019 Green Award Winner by Supply & Demand Chain Executive
  • BDP Brazil achieves AEO certification

2018

  • BDP achieves silver level status from EcoVadis
  • BDP announces blockchain initiative with Chain.io to implement further compliance solutions for customers
  • BDP opens office in Dublin, Ireland
  • BDP named one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute
  • BDP opens offices in Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya
  • BDP International opens a second office in Cairo, Egypt
  • BDP India certified as Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)
  • BDP Turkey certified as Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)
  • BDP International celebrates 10 years of educational Supply Chain Summits
  • BDP Brazil certified as Authorized Economic Operator
  • BDP opens office in Port Said, Egypt
  • BDP opens office in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • BDP awarded Quest for Quality Award from Logistics Management in the Airfreight Category
  • BDP acquires 100% of TBL Services, Inc.
  • BDP launches voice activated BDP Smart tracking through Amazon Alexa
  • Greenbriar Equity Group acquires equity interest in BDP International

2017

  • BDP International named as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute
  • BDP International named a Responsible Care® Partner of the Year for 2017 by the American Chemistry Council
  • BDP International achieves silver level status from EcoVadis
  • Rich Bolte, Chairman and CEO, named one of Philadelphia’s Most Likeable CEO’s by Owler
  • BDP International expands presence in India with new offices in Hyderabad and Baroda
  • BDP International recognized as one of Inbound Logistic’s 75 Green Supply Chain Partners
  • BDP International opens new location in Peru's port city of Paita
  • BDP International named one of America's leading 3PLs by Global Trade Magazine
  • BDP International completes Together for Sustainability Initiative
  • BDP International achieves ISO 27001 for maintaining highest levels of data protection
  • BDP International unveils revamped website
  • BDP opens new office location in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • BDP acquires BridgeNet Solutions

2016

  • BDP International named as a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company by The Ethisphere Institute
  • BDP International opens office in Cairo, Egypt
  • BDP International achieves silver level status from EcoVadis
  • BDP International celebrates 50 years in business
  • BDP International named 2016 Responsible Care® Partner of the Year by the American Chemistry Council
  • BDP International opens office in Casablanca, Morocco
  • BDP International opens office in Lima, Peru

2015

  • BDP Asia Pacific (10 countries) successfully renews three ISO Certifications (ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001:2007)
  • BDP opens office in Medan, Indonesia
  • BDP opens office in Ha Noi, Vietnam
  • BDP opens office in Surabaya, Indonesia
  • BDP Chairman and CEO Rich Bolte receives ‘Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ in the greater Philadelphia region
  • BDP recognized as one of Inbound Logistic’s 75 Green Supply Chain Partners
  • BDP named Best 3PL for Chemical, HazMat, and Oil & Gas Supply Chains by eyefortransport
  • BDP India certified with Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008, Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2004 and Occupational Health & Safety Management System OHSAS 18001:2007
  • BDP UK certified as Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)
  • BDP Pennsylvania offices awarded the Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence

2014

  • BDP releases Smart 3.0 with compliance performance accountability that allows shippers to manage risk levels with greater visibility
  • Celebration of 20 year anniversary for Asia Pacific
  • BDP appointed for Aramco Trading Export Logistics
  • Integration of BDP and UGL in India
  • BDP opens office in Bursa, Turkey
  • Launch of BDPSmart Mobile / BDPSmart App
  • Official launch of BDP’s 5 Year Strategic Plan
  • BDP named top 100 3PL providers by Inbound Logistics magazine
  • BDP awarded two Logistics Management Quest for Quality Awards for 3PL Transportation
  • New office opening in Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

2013

  • CNT of Philippines named BDP Global Network Partner
  • BDP leads again with Responsible Care Management System® accreditation
  • BDP forms joint venture with Colombia’s Interflex, S.A.
  • BDP opens office in Cleveland, Ohio USA
  • BDP awarded Secure Trade Partnership Plus Accreditation by Singapore Customs
  • BDP named 2013 Top 50 Global 3PLs & Top 30 U.S. Domestic 3PLs by Armstrong & Associates
  • BDP awarded Best 3PL for Chemical, Hazmat, Oil & Gas Supply Chains by eyefortransport
  • BDP selected by US Customs and Border Protections to participate as a Certified Entity in the Importer Self-Assessment Pre-Certification program
  • BDP’s renews partnership with Dubai Exports
  • BDP opens office in Sohar, Oman

2012

  • BDP wins Logistics Management 3PL Quest for Quality Award
  • BDP expands presence in South Asia with second Global Services Center
  • BDP International celebrates a decade in Indonesia
  • Turners Shipping from South Africa joins BDP Global Network
  • BDP Singapore awarded TradeFIRST Premium Accreditation By Singapore Customs
  • BDP establishes the BDP Cares Employee Relief Fund

2011

  • US Customs names BDP to second term on Commercial Operations Advisory Committee (COAC)
  • American Chemistry Council appoints BDP to Responsible Care Strategic Review Executive Task Force
  • Turners Shipping of South Africa named BDP Global Network Partner
  • BDP India awarded three ISO Certifications

2010

  • BDP named in Logistics Management magazine as #1 Air Freight Forwarder in Quest for Quality awards
  • BDP named Inbound Logistics magazine Top 100 3PL Provider
  • BDP receives Supply Chain Brain Great Supply Chain Partner Award
  • BDP Canada a member of Partners in Protection (PIP) program, Canada’s counterpart to the U.S. Customs and Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)
  • BDP releases Smart Tower®, a new solution for managing ISO-tanks and multiple element gas containers (MEGCs) assets
  • BDP International obtains full ownership of BDP Spain
  • BDP establishes operations in Vietnam
  • BDP achieves ISO Certification in 10 Asia Pacific countries
  • BDP Global Project Logistics division achieves ISO Certification in Singapore, Thailand, China, UAE
  • BDP Oil & Gas division receives ISO Certification
  • BDP awarded BizStar award in Singapore
  • BDP establishes chemical logistics joint venture in Saudi Arabia
  • BDP opens operations in India
  • BDP joins the UN Global Compact
  • BDP receives Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certification through Belgium Customs

2009

  • United States President’s E-Star Award winner for Excellence in Export Services
  • Launch of BDP Oil & Gas Division
  • BDPSmart Vū, the industry’s most comprehensive purchase order management visibility tool, introduced
  • Wholly owned operations in UK established
  • BDP receives Secure Trade Partnership (STP) certification by Singapore Customs

2008

  • BDP establishes Global Network Services model for Partner affiliates around the world
  • BDP Project Logistics is officially headquartered in Singapore
  • BDP launches BDPSmart 2.0
  • BDP acquires Argentinean operations
  • BDP named to Logistics Management magazine Top 50 Global Logistics Providers
  • BDP establishes full ownership of BDP Indonesia and opens sixth office in Balikipapan
  • BDP Project Logistics delegate office established in Tripoli, Libya
  • BDP Project Logistics operations established in Beijing, China
  • BDP establishes project engineering division
  • BDP Project Logistics office opens in Iraq

2007

  • BDP opens office in Lonate Pozzolo-Malpensa, Italy
  • BDP establishes USA Land Transport program
  • BDP named to 2007 Top 100 3PL Providers by Inbound Logistics
  • BDP becomes the first international logistics service provider to successfully complete the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® Management System Audit
  • BDP establishes joint venture operation in Muscat, Oman
  • BDP takes full ownership of Germany operation
  • BDP introduces BDP/courier, an express small package delivery service (US Export and intra-US domestic)
  • BDP opens joint venture with Mexico logistics firm
  • BDP acquires joint ventures in Czech Republic and Thailand

2006

  • BDP’s celebrates its 40th Anniversary

  • BDP named a finalist in Logistics Management magazine 23rd Annual Quest for Quality Awards
  • BDP named a finalist in the 2006 Top 20 Global Ocean Freight Forwarders in Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies magazine
  • BDP named to Inbound Logistics’ 2006 Top 100 3PLs
  • BDP opens Nuremberg Project Logistics office
  • BDP introduces BDP/now!, a multi-modal immediate response service for mission critical shipments
  • BDP unveils an on-line customer service portal, BDPSmart.com … logistics made easy.
  • BDP establishes full ownership of operations in Brazil, Italy and Chile
  • BDP launches chemical sector business unit
  • BDP Malaysia celebrates its 10th anniversary

2004 - 2005

  • BDP acquires Elite Group of Houston, Texas
  • BDP opens Rotterdam, Holland operation
  • BDP/Project Logistics aligned globally
  • BDP takes an equity stake in Italian logistics firm
  • BDP forms logistics unit in Korea
  • BDP and Genco create a strategic alliance to enhance end-to-end global service capabilities
  • BDP receives Class A license to fully control and manage logistics processes in China
  • BDP establishes a logistics operation in Qatar
  • BDP takes majority ownership stake in Merlin (Germany) and ACTA (France) logistics/transport firms, and completed acquisition of T.I. nv (Belgium)

2002 - 2003

  • BDP achieves ISO 9001:2000 Certification in import and export logistics operations for client DuPont
  • BDP becomes a member of Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT)
  • BDP establishes G-Log GC 3 as a foundational component of BDP Xpedion Web-based operating infrastructure platform
  • BDP establishes full-service logistics operation in Dubai, UAE
  • BDP becomes a Responsible Care® Partner
  • Centrx: A BDP Knowledge Venture is established to design, develop, deploy and manage global supply chain solutions
  • BDP becomes the global Lead Logistics Provider (LLP) for Dow Chemical Company
  • BDP opens offices in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia

2000 - 2001

  • BDP introduces BDPData, BDPTrax and BDPCustomerCorrect tools from the BDP Xpedion unified operating platform
  • BDP establishes Bangkok, Thailand operations
  • BDP opens South America unit
  • BDP becomes the first to apply Remote Location Filing (RLF) Technology to Customs clearance for cross-border shipping between Canada and the U.S.
  • BDP is the sole parent of wholly owned BDP Asia Pacific transportation and logistics subsidiary

1990 - 1999

  • BDP is recognized for leadership in implementation of Automated Export System (AES)
  • BDP invests over $1 million USD in enterprise solution technology
  • DuPont, one of BDP’s largest clients, receives Transportation & Distribution’s Excellence in Logistics Award
  • BDP becomes one of the first US import logistics firms certified by Customs for Remote Location Filing (RLF) services
  • BDP receives the President’s E-Award for Excellence in Exporting
  • BDP is the first logistics company to enter into a cooperative alliance with SAP, resulting in Exportise software
  • BDP Global Network established
  • BDP is the first import logistics firm to participate in Automated Invoice Interface (AII)
  • BDP is the first to receive and transmit commercial invoices in EDIFACT format to Customs

1982 - 1989

  • BDP is the first to establish EDI link to ocean and air carriers for bills of lading and bookings
  • BDP is the first to map EDI standards for entire international documentation process
  • BDP celebrates 20 years
  • BDP is the first to transmit export declaration information electronically
  • BDP is the first to transmit data electronically under Automated Broker Interface (ABI) program

1973

  • Incorporated as BDP International, Inc.

1966

  • R.J. Bolte Company established as Freight Forwarder