CORE FREIGHT

SERVICE EXCELLENCE YOU CAN RELY ON

GEFCO offers you the full range of logistics and transport services while guaranteeing the same commitments to competitiveness, reliability and visibility.

A complete range of efficient services

Thanks to the density of our integrated network and our operational strength, we control all of your physical and information flows, from multimodal transport to storage, as well as management of customs formalities.

- Ocean transport   -Air transport  -Rail transport  -Road transport

  • As an international logistics integrator, GEFCO combines operational expertise and management capabilities to guarantee you optimised ocean freight solutions.

    EXPERTISE IN INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT 

    We provide you with our network of international agencies, partners and hubs, all connected to a single IT interface. The synergy of these resources and our skills in logistics, customs formalities and tax representation, as well as our close relationships with numerous shipping companies, give us strong expertise as an NVOCC operator.

    A RANGE OF SERVICES TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS

    Beyond simple door-to-door transport, we guarantee you a strong partnership for the implementation and monitoring of your shipments.

    Groupage (LCL)

    We guarantee you regular, cost effective and high-performance transport solutions. This commitment is possible thanks to a constant service quality and consistent operating procedures.

    • The transport solutions implemented by our network
    • of experts via our international groupage platforms
    • are optimised, and benefit from personalised
    • tracking from collection to final delivery.      

    20' and 40' full containers (FCL)

    Our "Core Carriers and Partners" policy means that we can guarantee you competitive prices as well as available space and equipment (containers). We have involved a panel of high-quality shipping partners that serve your strategic routes.

    Beyond the standard FCL services, we also offer value-added services such as: Freight Management, Short Sea Solutions, PO Management, and Buyer’s Consolidation.

    We can also manage your different suppliers by shipping several orders in a single container, to the same consignee (personalised LCL/FCL groupage). In this case you can optimise customs clearance, ocean transport costs and fees on arrival whilst benefiting from optimal tracking.

    We can also manage the distribution of your goods to your various consignees by deconsolidating different orders from a same container (personalised FCL/LCL groupage). This saves on fees on arrival, ocean transport costs and document flows.

    THE TRACEABILITY OF YOUR SHIPMENTS

    In order to ensure optimum visibility of your shipments, you can track the standard transport milestones, through to our customer portal, from order placement to delivery:

    • Collection date,
    • Shipping date from the departure port,
    • Date of receipt at arrival port,
    • Customs clearance date,
    • Delivery date

    VALUE-ADDED SERVICES

    We offer value addes services to meet all your requirements related to the shipments:

    • Personalized customs procedures
    • Bonded & Non-bonded Warehousing
    • Logistics operations: stocks management, orders preparation, goods packaging

    Beyond these services, GEFCO helps you to optimise complete solutions throughout your supply chain.
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  • Creating and controlling an international logistics chain is a complex challenge for industrial manufacturers. Experts in the management of regular and exceptional intercontinental flows, we provide you with optimised air transport solutions tailored to your logistics challenges.

    FULLY INTEGRATED SERVICES 

    We provide your global logistics with our network of international agencies, partners and hubs, connected to a single IT interface. The synergy of these resources and our skills in logistics, customs procedures and tax representation provides us with a strong expertise in international airfreight.

    SERVICES FOR YOUR REGULAR OR EXCEPTIONAL SHIPMENTS

    As an international logistics partner, our priority is to provide you with effective support in managing your regular and exceptional shipments.

    Import/export groupage

    We ensure your shipments to and from all major worldwide airports. Thanks to our international groupage platforms (hubs) and our strategic partners, you benefit from competitive tariffs, consistent service quality (guaranteed departures, fluidity of transport) and door-to-door flows management.

    Departure "on the next available flight"

    This service guarantees the shipment of your goods within 48 hours to the major worldwide airports, with carefully selected airlines. Your shipments are handled by our experts, who ensure maximum flexibility and maximum reactivity from door-to door. In order to ensure fluidity, we use efficient procedures to secure freight at GEFCO agencies and hand it over to our airline partners, as well as Simplified Customs Clearance Procedures for imports and exports.

    Urgent shipments

    Over a wide international area, these shipments benefit from short delivery times with priority collection and delivery as well as the management of customs formalities. A dedicated GEFCO contact is responsible for monitoring and managing your shipments from door-to door.

    THE TRACEABILITY OF YOUR SHIPMENTS

    In order to ensure optimum visibility of your shipments, you can track the standard transport milestones, through to our customer portal, from order placement to delivery:

    • Collection date,
    • Shipping date from the departure airport,
    • Date of receipt at arrival airport,
    • Customs clearance date,
    • Delivery date.

    VALUE-ADDED SERVICES

    We offer value addes services to meet all your requirements related to the shipments:

    • Personalized customs procedures
    • Bonded & Non-bonded Warehousing
    • Logistics operations: stocks management, orders preparation, goods packaging

    Beyond these services, GEFCO helps you to optimise complete solutions throughout your supply chain.
    More information >

  • Covering long distances, serving congested areas, responding to limited road network in certain regions, ensuring the transport of sensitive cargo or large volumes is more reliable: rail transport provides effective solutions to all your complex international supply and distribution challenges. With more than 60 years of expertise in this sector, we offer you a full range of door-to-door solutions.

    A REACTIVE AND RELIABLE SOLUTION TO INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGES

    The internationalisation of industrial production, and in particular the emergence of new areas in China and Russia, creates new challenges. Well established in these major regions, we offer access to the main strategic rail routes between Europe, China and Russia. Our solutions help to make trade with the large industrial areas in Asia and Eastern Europe even more competitive.

    Strategic rail routes

    By developing our activities in the Russia and Central Asia zone, we are providing access to the 1520 railway network, the world's second largest railway network in terms of size and density. This route represents a relevant solution to connect Asia and Europe.

    Main routes served​

    • Europe <–> Asia
    • Europe <–> 1520
    • 1520 <–> Asia
    • Intra 1520
    • Intra Europe

    CAPACITIES THAT MATCH YOUR NEEDS

    For more than 60 years now, we have developed strong expertise in the rail transport of finished vehicles, containers and oversized goods.

    • Combined transport: a combination of several modes of transport, with transhipment(s),  goods are loaded into an Intermodal Transport Unit (ITU). This ITU may be a semi-trailer, a swap body or a container.
    • Conventional transport: door-to-door via train only, without transhipment, the goods are loaded directly into the wagon.
    • Single wagon: loading of one or more wagons.
    • Block train: loading of a block train on defined corridors.
    • Oversized: loading of goods that do not fit in the ITUs nor in standard wagons and require specific handling.

    OUR ADDITIONAL SERVICES

    Our expertise in customs engineering and tax representation contributes to the fluidity and security of flows and allows us to offer you optimised door-to-door transport.

    In order to monitor your shipments as precisely as possible, we provide track and trace tools and performance measures.

    AN ECOLOGICAL, FAST AND FLEXIBLE MODE OF TRANSPORT

    Rail transport is a flexible and competitive solution to transport your goods over long distances. It has key advantages such as:

    • Faster delivery than sea transport,
    • Large volume capacities,
    • Secure and regular transport,
    • More environmentally friendly solution than air or road transport,
    • Greater price stability compared to other modes of transport.

    VALUE-ADDED SERVICES

    We offer value addes services to meet all your requirements related to the shipments:

    • Personalized customs procedures
    • Bonded & Non-bonded Warehousing
    • Logistics operations: stocks management, orders preparation, goods packaging

    Beyond these services, GEFCO helps you to optimise complete solutions throughout your supply chain.
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  • FTL-LTL: TO ENSURE REACTIVITY AND COMPETITIVENESS

    To cover all of your needs, we ensure the transport of full and part loads in accordance with standardised procedures:

    • Transport planning,
    • Management and monitoring of direct shipments and milk run loads,
    • Management of import-export customs procedures,
    • Traceability, performance indicators, proof of delivery to be downloaded via our online portal, 
    • Returns management.

    GROUPAGE : TO GUARANTEE THE RELIABILITY OF YOUR SHIPMENTS

    We offer our customers a full range of standardised services:

    • Collection and consolidation via our network of national and international hubs,
    • Distribution to your warehouses and points of sale via our integrated network, 
    • Traceability and monitoring of your flows (performance indicators), your POD (proof of delivery) available to download
    • Customer service,
    • Returns management.

    OUR VALUE-ADDED SERVICES

    We design tailor-made solutions to meet your specific requirements in terms of lead times and type of goods:

    • Collection and delivery by appointment,
    • Guaranteed lead times,
    • GEFCO control tower or dedicated resource at your sites,
    • management of oversized shipments, dangerous goods or sensitive cargo in line with your specifications,
    • Management of value-added customs formalities and tax representation,
    • Reporting, performance indicators and personalised invoicing.

    Beyond these services, GEFCO helps you to optimise complete solutions throughout your supply chain.
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