Rich Bolte Sr

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


Responsible Care® Partner of the Year by the American Chemistry Council

Recognizing BDP’s commitment to Responsible Care® and its values.

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2019 Ethical Company

One of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute

Recognizing BDP’s understanding of our role in society to influence and drive position change in the business community and societies around the world.

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Ecovadis 2019

Silver Level Rating from EcoVadis

Recognizing BDP’s commitment to corporate social responsibility.

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Quest for Quality Award Winner for 3PL Transportation Management Solutions

Recognizing BDP’s excellence in 3PL transportation management


United States’ President's E-Star Award for Excellence in Exporting

Recognizing BDP’s continued outstanding contributions to the Export Expansion Program of the United States of America.

2018 global trade leading 3pl gold banner

Top 50 Leading Global 3PLs by Global Trade Magazine

Recognizing the world's top 50 3PL companies.

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Top 50 U.S. 3PLs by Armstrong & Associates

Recognizing BDP’s position in the industry.


Together for Sustainability (TfS) Global Audit

Designed to assess and improve sustainability practices within the supply chains of the chemical industry.

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Family Business Award by SmartCEO

Recognizing Richard J. Bolte Jr. as an honoree in the Family Business category.


Our History


50+ years of logistics excellence


  • 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


  • 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


  • BDP achieves silver level status from EcoVadis
  • BDP announces blockchain initiative with 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 ized Economic Operator (AEO)
  • BDP Turkey certified as ized Economic Operator (AEO)
  • BDP International celebrates 10 years of educational Supply Chain Summits
  • BDP Brazil certified as ized 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


  • 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 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


  • 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 ized Economic Operator (AEO)
  • BDP Pennsylvania offices awarded the Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 ized Economic Operator (AEO) certification through Belgium Customs


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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, … 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


  • Incorporated as BDP International, Inc.


  • R.J. Bolte Company established as Freight Forwarder