SIFA is a 100% French family-owned freight forwarding and logistics company, with headquarters close to Paris and established in 1951.
Throughout their agencies in France, they employ close to 350 people (600 worldwide) and move around 4000 T of cargo via Airfreight.
SIFA has a strong presence in France, with 12 offices to serve you: Paris (HQ), Roissy, Le Havre, Fos-sur Mer, Lyon, Nantes, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Rouen, Lille, and Marseille.
They are also located in the French overseas territories (Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Saint-Martin, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Mayotte, and Reunion), with regular Air & Sea consolidations from France to these islands.
In France, they have their own facilities at CDG Airport, right on the runway, with a bonded warehouse of 3500 Sqm and their own X-ray machine, allowing them to secure and tender the freight rapidly, avoiding long queues at the handlers’ premises.
SIFA is your key logistics partner to handle all your imports and exports Air shipments, with an in-house customs broker department and a responsive, trained, and dedicated team at your service.
– 12 offices to serve you in France / 350 Passionate people (100 dedicated to Air shipments)
– General cargo, Dangerous goods, Pharmaceuticals, Project cargo
– In-house import and export customs clearance
– 3500 sqm of our own bonded warehouse at CDG
– 2 Temperature controlled rooms (+15°/+25 ° C; +2°/+8° C)
– 1 delimited area for Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances
– Specialized Cosmetics and Healthcare department
– Repacking solutions to reduce chargeable weight
“We focus on long-term relationships with our customers and network partners and always do our utmost to satisfy their every need while building unparalleled local expertise: your commitments are our commitments!”
What’s in a name
SIFA is the acronym for “Société d’Importation Franco Antillaise”. Indeed, when originally founded in 1951, the company was importing bananas from the French West Indies. Having its own contract with ocean and air carriers, this is how SIFA set a foot in the Freight Forwarding industry and became a Key player in France and the French West Indies!
“The market situation is different since the end of the COVID restrictions, and so are our customers’ expectations.
We are permanently on the lookout for the best logistic solutions to have the perfect combination of quality of service, meeting deadlines, and providing competitive prices.
The strength of SIFA Air is in our ability to adapt and to always find relevant solutions for our customers.
Agility is key. “ Yann Cetran, SIFA Air Director
Where SIFA operates in France
|COMPANY||COUNTRY||CITY & AIRPORT CODES|
|SIFA Lille||FRANCE||Lille (LIL)|
|SIFA Lyon||FRANCE||Lyon (LYS)|
|SIFA Nantes||FRANCE||Nantes (NTE)|
|SIFA Bordeaux||FRANCE||Bordeaux (BOD)|
|SIFA Toulouse||FRANCE||Toulouse (TLS)|
|SIFA Strasbourg||FRANCE||Strasbourg (SBX)|
|SIFA Marseille||FRANCE||Marseille-Provenc (MRS)|
|SIFA Roissy||FRANCE||Roissy (CDG)|
|SIFA Martinique||MARTINIQUE||Fort de France (FDF)|
|SIFA Guadeloupe||GUADELOUPE||Point à Pitre (PTP)|
|SIFA French Guiana||FRENCH GUIANA||Cayenne (CAY)|
|SIFA Saint-Martin||SAINT MARTIN||Zac Hope (SXM)|
|SIFA New Caledonia||NEW CALEDONIA||Noumea (NOU)|
|SIFA La Reunion||LA REUNION||Rolland Garros Airport (RUN)|
|SIFA French Polynesia||FRENCH POLYNESIA – TAHITI||Papeete (PPT)|
|SIFA Mayotte||MAYOTTE||Longoni (DZA)|
Thank you to Caroll Leiterer – Global Network Manager – SIFA Logistics France for the information for this article.