History

  • The company Leon Vincent was created in Calais in 1932 by Mr Léon
  • Vincent. In 1897, he took a small business of handling and maritime
  • transit rested by his father in 1871. He developed it and, step by step,
  • transformed it (about 1918) into "maritime general Agency".
  • At that time, the activity of the company was first based
  • on wood and coal business in Calais.


  • Then, the company prospered, opening agencies in
  • Boulogne, Dieppe, Fécamp and Le Tréport. At that time the company
  • took the name of "Léon Vincent".
  • In Dieppe, Lucien Bodel gained the first banana traffic from
  • the Canaries. It was the beginning of diversification of the
  • commerce: they have added fruits to their activities.


  • Other traffics and settlements on other sites have led to develop its
  • skills and to strengthen its presence on the national territory,
  • but also in the Antilles and in Africa.


  • In 2006 Léon Vincent split its activities of fruit’s logistics and
  • stevedoring and focused on its first vocation as an international freight
  • forwarder and took the name of LV Overseas.