Gefco wagons roll as car makers get ready to restart

Automotive logistics specialist Gefco has moved 500 tons of key automotive parts from Wuhan, China to France on one of the first block trains to travel from the city since the COVID-19 global crisis. The 41 containers arrived at the Lille Dourges terminal (pictured) in northern France 19 days after collection on 21 April, in time for a planned restart of manufacturing at major European car plants. [+]

Gefco adds to top team

Freight forwarder Gefco has appointed Paul-Henri Fréret (pictured) as executive vice president of its air and sea division. He has managed all areas of the business in Asia and Latin America in addition to Groupe PSA automotive operations at group headquarters. He has also held global corporate management functions at ... [+]

Gefco opens Amsterdam site

Freight forwarder Gefco is opening a new Amsterdam warehouse to support expansion of its air and sea operations. The 7,000sq m facility opens in June and will provide storage and transport management services for customers in the high tech and home equipment, aerospace and defence, automotive, life sciences and healthcare, bodycare ... [+]

Gefco keeps car industry on the move

Gefco says it has transported 750 tons of key automotive spare parts to France, including turbo compressors, pistons, control panels, doors and mouldings, in eight chartered flights to prevent production stoppages. It collected parts from several suppliers, via truck, from Chinese locations consolidated them and loaded them onto chartered cargo planes ... [+]

Vital medical supplies get the VIP treatment

Global logistics provider, GEFCO, has transported a large shipment of medical supplies on special charter flights from Shanghai to Bratislava to help tackle COVID-19 in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The deliveries took place on 31 March to 1 April 01using two Boeing 787 planes temporarily converted to carry cargo. The ... [+]

Gefco UK appoints finance chief

Gefco UK has appointed of Alan Fawzy as its new finance director. He joins the business from Costain Group, having served in several senior finance roles with the most recent as finance director for its highways business. He will be based at the business’ Prologis Park head office. [+]

Ideas lady for Gefco

GEFCO Group has appointed Valérie Floridia as director of its Innovation Factory. Launched in 2018, the internal incubator offers employees worldwide an opportunity to propose and develop innovative ideas to help drive GEFCO’s growth. She brings 15 years of experience at major industrial companies such as Renault and EDF in ... [+]

New leaders to spearhead Gefco growth

Gefco Group has nominated five new leaders to expand its freight forwarding business including industrial project cargo and life sciences and healthcare logistics solutions. They are: Alicja Szewczyk, global human resources people and culture manager (main picture); Valentin Elistratov, global commercial director (pictured below, left); Karin Van Den Brekel, life science ... [+]

Gefco sets up Mission Control

Freight forwarder GEFCO has set up a ‘Mission Control Centre’ in Amsterdam to manage its Time Critical Solutions service. The operation will provide 24-hour service to customers and will also act as a single point of contact to provide real-time monitoring updates on emergency shipments. GEFCO’s Freight Forwarding division manages ... [+]

Gefco high-flyer raises over £1,800 for charity

Gefco UK human resources business partner Eloise Ottewel has raised GBP1,805 for BBC Children in Need after completing a 13,000-ft skydive. She was inspired to do a tandem parachute jump after supporting the logistics firm’s Coventry to Paris cycle challenge last month and  whichhas so far raised almost GBP40,000 for BBC ... [+]

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