Forecasts of a strong peak season that will strain air freight capacity from Asia

14 September 2017

GEFCO has anticipated this and offers a range of optimal solutions

For this peak season, we expect a robust surge in demand due to the recovery of the international trade (2.4% vs 1.6 in 2016), an unprecedented reorganisation of regular maritime services, the launch of new technology products into the market and a boom in e-commerce. All these factors impact air freight capacities which are almost completely full from China to Europe and America.

”We anticipate that we will have a hot peak season’ says Irwin LEFEBVRE, Head of Ocean & Air Freight Corporate, but I am confident we can support because all GEFCO operations anticipate demand with the most efficient solutions”

Peak season 2017: discover our door-to-door solutions and book now.

Air solutions

To handle increasing congestion in the air freight market from China to Europe and America,

  • we have already booked Block Space Agreement (BSA) from China (Shanghai, PVG) and Hong Kong with guaranteed capacities
  • we have formed partnerships with many carriers to charter dedicated capacities, helping to support your unplanned requirements and industrial emergencies 24/7

Innovative solutions

  • RAIL solutions: from CHINA to EUROPE [15 days]
    An effective solution to reach European markets: 10 times cheaper than air freight and two times faster than ocean shipping. Our rail tradelane can be customised to your individual product requirements (High tech, fashion, automotive, life sciences).
    In addition to this, rail rates are stable and the number of trains increases regularly. Today there are more than 15 weekly westbound trains. The rail flows are impacted less by fuel price evolution and this is an environmentally friendly alternative to airfreight!
  • Multimodal solutions OCEAN and AIR: from CHINA to AMERICA via MIAMI [12 days]
    This new solution offers weekly departures and provides you with cost reductions, reliability and competitive transit times.

We know that this peak season is strategic for you and that you need reliability and visibility as well as the ability to manage your capacity and complexity requirements. That is why we provide you with door-to-door track and trace and added value services such as the management and optimisation of your customs and tax representation operations.

Think Easy, think GEFCO.
We wish you a very successful peak season!