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France's GEFCO extends car transport deal with Renault, Dacia in Romania

France's GEFCO extends car transport deal with Renault, Dacia in Romania Source: GEFCO

BUCHAREST (Romania), May 25 (SeeNews) – French transportation and logistics services group GEFCO said on Tuesday that it has extended cooperation deals with Groupe Renault and its brand Dacia in Romania by a further three years.

Gefco and Renault Group extended their agreement for the Mioveni - Constanta and Constanta - Bucharest finished-vehicle (FVL) flows, GEFCO said in a press release.

The Mioveni - Constanta port and Constanta - Bucharest flows were united into a round-trip, replacing truck delivery from the port with a rail solution. The replacement of 37% of truck transportations with rail has also led to a significant reduction of CO2 emissions, GEFCO noted.

In addition to expanding the business for the Mioven i- Constanta and Constanta - Bucharest flows, GEFCO Romania has retained FVL export flows to Italy and Belgium, where the cars are distributed to multiple markets. To facilitate these flows, GEFCO Romania dispatches three trains per week on average.

The logistics company was also granted the operation of internal distribution flows from Dacia plant to the dealers in southeastern counties of Romania. The contract covers Dacia cars distribution to all the dealerships in Constanta, Tulcea, Braila, Galati and Calarasi counties.

In 2020 GEFCO Romania transported 105,000 vehicles for Groupe Renault and Dacia.

Headquartered in France, GEFCO offers road, air, rail, and ocean transportation, as well as freight forwarding, packaging, and warehousing services. GEFCO serves aerospace, defense, automotive, healthcare, energy, food, fashion, and life science industries worldwide. Present in 47 countries, GEFCO serves 300 destinations worldwide. In 2020, the group generated revenues of 3.8 billion euro ($4.66 billion).

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