GEFCO UAE, DP World unite to offer automobile solutions

By Ashika Rajan, Trainee Reporter
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European leader in finished vehicle logistics GEFCO has partnered with multinational logistics company DP World for new car solutions through its Emirates subsidiary.

As a result of this collaboration, GEFCO UAE now provides automotive customers with a versatile, integrated solution for vehicle storage and handling in covered parking at DP World, the UAE Region’s flagship, Jebel Ali Port.

GEFCO UAE has been providing vehicle handling and stock maintenance services in covered parking at DP World, which offers protection from hailstorms, sunshine, and dust. Automotive manufacturers can save money on transportation by using GEFCO’s flexible, tailor-made solutions, which include storage, stock servicing, and other value-added services that meet international standards. Customers can also check on the condition of their vehicles through a dedicated GEFCO portal.

GEFCO’s role in the UAE sector, where it has been operating for more than eight years, is strengthened by this partnership with DP World. GEFCO UAE provides a full range of logistics facilities, including sea freight from factories to Jebel Ali Port, shipping, storage, stock servicing, inventory management, and outbound transportation through Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) to GCC countries as well as Jordan, Iraq, Turkey, and Africa.

Commenting on the new partnership, Mr. Thierry Bocquillet Operations Director for GEFCO Middle East FZE remarked that “as a major international logistics player, we offer the most intelligent flexible and competitive logistics solutions to support our customers’ development. We are proud to have a reliable partner like DP World, who shares our goal of contributing to the growth of the GCC automotive industry.”

Mr. Shahab Al Jassmi Commercial Director of Ports and Terminals DP World, UAE Region, pointed out “we are proud of our association with GEFCO and hope they can leverage our competencies to reinforce the regional auto industry. DP World, UAE Region’s trade and logistics hub comprising the Jebel Ali Port and Jafza create the leading gateway for the automotive trade in the GCC and around the world.”

Jebel Ali Port is a major RoRo hub in the Middle East, with a handling capacity of approximately 1 million units per year and a storage capacity of about 33,000 units. The car storage yards provide regional and foreign customers with both short and long-term storage options, as well as a tax and VAT-free quayside facility for vehicle transit.

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