GEFCO expands its freight forwarding footprint with Belgium branch

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GEFCO has launched a Freight Forwarding office and warehouse facility in Antwerp Belgium.

In accordance with the group’s strategy to further develop its freight forwarding activities in what it calls ‘high potential markets’, the group is reinforcing its presence in the Benelux region by focusing activity at the Antwerp branch on air and ocean services, placing it as the flagship branch for Freight Forwarding in Belgium.

Close to Antwerp and Rotterdam ports, Zaventem and Schiphol airports for the import-export operations, and to Brussels, Antwerp and Amsterdam for the distribution, GEFCO has chosen the Benelux region to create a network that meets its industrial partners’ growing demand. GEFCO’s Freight Forwarding facility is expected to reinforce the synergies with the other Belgian and Netherlands branches.

The Antwerp Freight Forwarding branch provides warehousing space and is specialised in Industrial Project Cargo. It offers integrated solutions dedicated to high and heavy projects, as well as out of gauge shipments. Over a third of the shipments from the Antwerp branch consist of Industrial Project cargo. The Antwerp branch also includes a dedicated department for secure customs clearance.

With regard to the global import and export activities via air and ocean, a special focus is made on the United States, Mediterranean and the LATAM area where GEFCO has reinforced its branches. Thanks to this facility, the group intends to increase its export activities in the coming years, offering its existing clients greater business opportunities in these key destinations.

Dave Minnebach, Overseas Belgium Director, commented, “My team and I are proud to be part of the growing GEFCO family and to take part in the development of its Freight Forwarding activity. Our customers will greatly benefit from this evolution, which comes with a state-of-the-art IT system connecting all our offices anywhere in the world. GEFCO is in a perfect position to service our customers with a quality level exceeding industry’s standards.”

Source: GEFCO