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  • Third-party logistics

    News » Gefco reveals latest developments in regional strategy

    January 31st 2018 Gefco has revealed a number of recent business developments at a meeting held in Paris this week to launch its new corporate direction, brand identity and the further development of its commercial activity. They include the purchase of rail and compound assets in Russia to support exports to neighbouring countries; the development of inbound logistics […]
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  • Mergers and acquisitions

    News » Gefco buys GLT to strengthen service between Morocco and Europe

    January 11th 2018 Gefco has bought Moroccan road haulage company GLT for an undisclosed sum in a move designed to strengthen its service between Europe and Morocco, including for the automotive industry. Gefco’s division in Spain will own and manage GLT. GLT has been operating as a specialist in logistics flows through the strait of Gibraltar for almost […]
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  • China-Europe rail services

    Intelligence » The building blocks of demand

    December 4th 2017 China and Europe are far apart, not just in terms of distance, but also culturally, economically and politically. Yet they occupy the same Eurasian land mass and trade between the two regions has been growing strongly. That includes automotive freight, with parts and vehicles moving in greater numbers in both directions. In recent years, rail […]
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  • Automotive Logistics South America summit

    Intelligence » Holding on to the hard-won gains in Brazil

    December 1st 2017 The Brazilian economy has had it rough over the past few years, experiencing its deepest recession since the 1930s, with GDP growth shrinking for eight consecutive quarters. That contributed to a drought in new vehicle sales from 2013 through to 2016. This long crisis laid waste to many parts of the Brazilian and wider South […]
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  • Rail freight

    News » Gefco handles first dedicated block train of auto parts from China to France

    November 29th 2017 Gefco has handled its first dedicated block train of containerised automotive parts between China and France. The transport and logistics provider coordinated the 11,000km journey of 40ft containers along the Silk Road trade corridor, negotiating with railway partners in different countries and deploying forwarding teams in Shanghai, Moscow and Paris. The train left Wuhan on […]
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  • Used vehicle logistics

    Intelligence » No more second-hand innovation

    November 24th 2017 The conservation of time and the acceleration of goods in the supply chain have long been valued by OEMs and their partners in bringing new cars from production to market. Those principles are increasingly being brought to bear in the used car market, too, with tighter logistics chains and greater deployment of technology used to […]
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  • 20th anniversary features: Packaging evolution

    Intelligence » One box still does not fit all

    November 7th 2017 A lot has changed in logistics in the 20 years since Automotive Logistics first went to press. Thanks to the revolution of the information age, the world is more connected now than ever before. Shippers are delivering products faster than imagined. In the aftermarket, for example, more and more customers are receiving their goods and services […]
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  • Ports and terminals

    News » Gefco invests in expansion to meet demand in vehicle traffic through Portbury

    November 1st 2017 The UK division of transport and logistics operator Gefco has reported an increase in turnover at its facility in Portbury last year to £12m ($16m), following an extensive overhaul of facilities and technical services for its OEM customers, including its former owner PSA Group. Further unspecified increases are forecast for the current financial year. “With […]
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  • Inbound warehousing

    News » Gefco opens sequencing warehouse in Liverpool with a view to the future

    October 11th 2017 Transport and logistics provider Gefco has opened a £10m ($13.2m) warehouse and sequencing centre in Speke near Liverpool, in the UK which is currently supplying components to Jaguar Land Rover’s plant in nearby Halewood. At an event held to mark the opening last week Gefco executives talked about the latest technology being used at the facility, […]
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  • Government policy

    News » General strike in Catalonia hits assembly at plants around Barcelona

    October 4th 2017 This week’s general strike in the Spanish region of Catalonia has disrupted vehicle production in the region and distribution networks across the modes. Strike action began on Tuesday (October 3rd) in protest at the police violence that hit the region’s independence referendum on October 1st. Hundreds of people were injured as Spanish police tried to […]
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