In 1972, six years after Richard J. Bolte Sr. established the freight forwarding R.J. Bolte Company, he merged with two local competitors, Donahue and Person.  BDP International Inc. was formed using the first initial of their last names.  As the 1980s drew to a close, Donahue and Person retired leaving full ownership of the company back in the hands of the Bolte family.

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The AJ talks to Open House’s new director  Rory Olcayto  about some of the highlights of this weekend’s event, and how he is politicising it

BDP is proud to employ many of the industry’s leading experts who are more than happy to share the expertise with customers and new employees.  Whether that is through onsite training seminars taught by BDP leaders, regional compliance seminars, or monthly webinars that are listed on our Events & Seminars page.  Additionally, please visit our Resource Center where you can find helpful documents on the supply chain industry.

BDP and its subsidiaries are at the forefront of national cargo security requirements as members of various associations. We also demonstrate our professional commitment, industry leadership and extensive expertise through our memberships in all major standards organizations. Click on the following hyperlinks to view the full listing of our Industry Associations, Accredited Certifications, and Awards.


If you have questions about an order or your BDPSmart account, your BDP representative will be more than happy to assist you.  If you need an additional point of contact, please contact

With 2014 invoiced revenue in excess of $2 billion, our financial state is very solid based upon years of prudent financial management coupled with sound investment decision making and judicious cash management. BDP International, Inc. and BDP Transport, Inc. are privately held sub-chapter S corporations under U.S. Tax law. As a result, no financial information is required and therefore, none is provided for public use.

The RIBA Awards, backed by the AJ as professional media partner, are the pre-eminent markers of design excellence. Five years on from a wholesale overhaul, how is the system working? asks Laura Mark

BDP International has a total of 131 owned and joint venture offices, with over 200 additional offices in our Global Network group. The over 300 offices give us a presence in nearly 135 countries around the world.

As  BDP Customer, you will be given a dedicated customer service representative who handles your account’s operations.  If you need an additional point of contact, we suggest that you contact your local office’s manager which can be found through our Global Locator.

BDP International is proud to employ over 4200 talented supply chain professionals throughout our global offices.

More than 700 buildings are open to the public this weekend. Open House’s director Rory Olcayto selects his top 10

Click here to read more about BDP’s founder, Richard J. Bolte, Sr.

Pioneering architect Zaha Hadid has been honoured for her contribution to the profession by the AJ100

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We make a significant investment in our people to promote personal growth and achieve higher performance levels.  Through BDP’s Corporate University, BDP U, we help keep employees up-to-date on the latest transportation and logistics issues, regulations and best practices.  For more information, click here to visit the page devoted to BDP U.

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BDP International has always been a customer-driven company, focusing on the values of information, logistics and communications for international shippers. Over the course of more than four decades, BDP has combined the old-fashioned art of listening closely to customers with groundbreaking logistics information technology solutions, a robust global network and solutions oriented professionals to become a recognized leader in the global shipping industry.

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Britain’s biggest practice has an image problem. Rory Olcayto visits BDP’s Manchester HQ to try to understand the firm’s design and culture. Photography by Martine Hamilton Knight