Gefco opens new Tanger warehouse

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Gefco has opened a new warehouse in Tanger Med Logistics Zone in Morocco with 11 loading and unloading docks.

The 10,000 m² facility is located in the Tanger Med Logistics Zone, ‘Medhub,’ a logistic gateway to European and African markets with more than 1bn customers.

The new warehouse will enable Gefco to offer a range of solutions, including Strait of Gibraltar crossings and customs services. It will also extend storage and transport services the Group already offers, especially in the industrial sector. More than 135 companies and automotive suppliers will benefit from Gefco’s new facilities in Tanger Med, including PSA, Continental, Faurecia, 3M, Novares and Valeo.

“This is an exciting moment for the logistics sector in Africa, especially the Maghreb,” said Gefco GM for Morocco, Sebastien Roger.

“Morocco has a powerful workforce, world-class infrastructure, such as the Tanger Med port and great opportunities for growth due to its geographical location. Our commitment is to continue investing in Morocco to provide customers in the region with the most agile, intelligent and innovative solutions for their businesses.”

Gefco’s new space in Tangier has 20 security cameras ensuring ensure 24/7 surveillance, as well as a fire-fighting system and two security ramps.

“Tanger Med Logistical Zone offers more than 200 Ha including ready to use warehouses for logistics operations and enjoys full integration with Tanger Med Port, hence offering weekly connectivity to more than 186 ports worldwide,” added Medhub GM, Rachid Houari.

“The Logistical Zone is a perfect choice for large multinationals and logistical operators seeking to optimise their logistics operations and redistribute their flow of goods to Africa, Europe and America.”

The new warehouse also strengthens Gefco’s position in the Maghreb, a key geographical area for the company, which has made significant investments there in recent years. In August, 2018, Gefco acquired GLT, a specialist in Europe-Morocco transport and the leading operator of Algeciras-Tangiers crossings.

In 2019, Gefco started transporting PSA vehicles by rail from its Kenitra factory and, at the end of 2020, created the Groupe PSA Client Cluster General Management for the Iberian Peninsula and Morocco.

Gefco provides Morocco multi-modal solutions by road, sea and air, as well as finished vehicle logistics, warehousing, customs and tax, reusable packaging and time-critical solutions.