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Gefco Group Expands Into Croatia, One of EU's Newest Members

As one of the most recent members of the European Union, Croatia is seen by many logistics groups a potential growth market and that has been reinforced with the news that the Gefco group, which specializes in automotive and industrial product logistics, is opening up a new subsidiary in Zagreb.

The country's geographical location means it sits at the border crossroads of several countries, and the French freight forwarding company says this position will strengthen its overland and maritime transport operations in the Balkan Peninsula.

Three Pan-European transport corridors run through Croatia and connect with Western Europe, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea, making the country a vital link in the logistics chain of the Southeast European region. While the advantages of European membership are manifold for Croatia, of prime interest to Gefco are the simplified customs procedures which will enable it to offer the whole range of its services without administrative constraints.

Locating the new facility in Zagreb means it is in close proximity to the port of Rijeka, the largest port complex in the country, and one which lends itself to Gefco's intended expansion into Western Europe, Asia and the Mediterranean rim, the intention being to open a port office in 2014.

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The country's geographical location means it sits at the border crossroads of several countries, and the French freight forwarding company says this position will strengthen its overland and maritime transport operations in the Balkan Peninsula.

Three Pan-European transport corridors run through Croatia and connect with Western Europe, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea, making the country a vital link in the logistics chain of the Southeast European region. While the advantages of European membership are manifold for Croatia, of prime interest to Gefco are the simplified customs procedures which will enable it to offer the whole range of its services without administrative constraints.

Locating the new facility in Zagreb means it is in close proximity to the port of Rijeka, the largest port complex in the country, and one which lends itself to Gefco's intended expansion into Western Europe, Asia and the Mediterranean rim, the intention being to open a port office in 2014.

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