• GEFCO aims to capitalise on Jebel Ali Port’s comprehensive logistics solutions offerings
  • DP World, UAE Region’s trade and logistics hub will further boost the growth of automotive trade in the GCC

GEFCO, a global provider of industrial supply chain services and the European leader in automotive logistics, has formed a partnership through its subsidiary in the UAE with the leading smart trade enabler, DP World, UAE Region for new car solutions. Through this partnership, GEFCO UAE now offers automotive customers a flexible, integrated solution for vehicle storage and handling in covered parking at DP World, UAE Region’s flagship, Jebel Ali Port.

GEFCO UAE has been operating vehicle handling and stock maintenance services in covered parking at DP World, UAE Region’s flagship Jebel Ali Port, which provides protection against hailstorms, sun exposure and dust. GEFCO’s flexible, tailor-made solutions enable automotive manufacturers to reduce transport costs, while benefitting from storage, stock maintenance and other value-added services in line with international standards. Customers can also monitor their vehicle stocks and status through a dedicated GEFCO portal.

This partnership with DP World, UAE Region strengthens GEFCO’s position in the UAE market where it has been operating for more than eight years. GEFCO UAE offers a complete range of logistics solutions, specializing in finished vehicle logistics for import/export automotive customers. These solutions include sea freight from factories to Jebel Ali Port, transportation, storage, stock maintenance, inventory management, and outbound transportation via Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) to GCC countries as well as Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and Africa.

Commenting on the new partnership, Thierry Bocquillet, Operations Director for GEFCO Middle East FZE, said: “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.”

Shahab Al Jassmi, Commercial Director of Ports and Terminals – DP World, UAE Region, said, “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 automotive trade in the GCC and around the world.”

Jebel Ali Port is a prominent RoRo hub in the Middle East region and has an annual handling capacity of nearly 1 million units and a storage capacity of around 33,000 units. The car storage yards offer both short and long-term storage solutions to regional and international customers who can use the Tax and Vat free quayside facility for the transit of vehicles.

DP World, UAE Region has the only terminal in the region that has a quayside multi-storey parking facility with a capacity of around 13,000 CEU. It has an added capacity of around 13,000 CEU in National Industries Park (NIP), which is in close proximity to the Automotive Logistics Cluster in Jafza. The Free Zone is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and is home to a cluster spread over an area of 1.37 million sqm that hosts 600 companies from 68 countries including some of the biggest automobile companies from around the world.


GEFCO is a global multimodal supply chain expert and a leading provider of automotive logistics in Europe. With more than 70 years of expertise in managing complex supply chains, GEFCO invents smart, agile and lasting solutions to meet its partners’ needs in a broad range of industries. GEFCO’s worldwide network spans five continents, with 15,000 employees in 47 countries. In 2019, the Group generated revenues of €4.7 billion.

About DP World

We are the leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, enabling the flow of trade across the globe. Our comprehensive range of products and services covers every link of the integrated supply chain – from maritime and inland terminals to marine services and industrial parks as well as technology-driven customer solutions.

We deliver these services through an interconnected global network of 136 business units in 61 countries across six continents, with a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets. Wherever we operate, we integrate sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship into our activities, striving for a positive contribution to the economies and communities where we live and work.

Our dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 53,360 employees from 137 nationalities are committed to delivering unrivalled value to our customers and partners. We do this by focusing on mutually beneficial relationships – with governments, shippers, traders, and other stakeholders along the global supply chain – relationships built on a foundation of mutual trust and enduring partnership.

We think ahead, anticipate change and deploy industry-leading digital technology to further broaden our vision to disrupt world trade and create the smartest, most efficient and innovative solutions, while ensuring a positive and sustainable impact on economies, societies and our planet.