GEFCO Group, a global player in industrial logistics and European leader in automotive logistics, is proud to have supported the navigator Yvan Bourgnon in his remarkable Bimedia sporting challenge: reaching Greenland from Alaska through the Northwest Passage with his sporting catamaran, in the middle of the Arctic ice.

The journey started on July 13 from Nome, located in the extreme west of Alaska, and ended today when the navigator arrived to Nuuk (Greenland), on the east coast of Davis Strait. GEFCO is happy to see Yvan Bourgnon reunited with his family after this 70 days journey of more than 7,500 kilometers through the frigid waters of the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans.

The management of Yvan Bourgnon's sports catamaran required exceptional means of transport using out-of-gauge, secure packaging solutions and special lifting and handling equipment. The coordination of ocean and air freight forwarding operations was key to manage the logistics operations with accuracy. It’s for this specific expertise of complex transport management that Yvan Bourgnon chose GEFCO to provide logistical support and to transport his catamaran from the Antwerp port (Belgium) to Nome in very tight deadlines, and enable him to sail on time: during the melting ice period.

GEFCO is proud to have brought its know-how to support Yvan Bourgnon outstanding adventure that reflects some of the Group's values such as the sense of human challenge, operational quality, flexibility and risk management at the service of its client.


GEFCO offers to design and implement logistics schemes alongside manufacturers, a source of added value that strengthens their competitiveness. The performance GEFCO delivers to its customers is based on the expertise acquired for over 65 years, particularly in the automotive industry, one of the most complex and demanding sectors. Present in 150 countries, GEFCO is one of the top 10 European Groups. It achieved a turnover of € 4.2 billion in 2016 and employs 12,000 staffs. With over 300 business locations worldwide, GEFCO is developing its activities in the five continents. 


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