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GEFO shipping group


A shipping success story

The GEFO fleet comprises 148 cutting-edge coastal and inland vessels and covers routes from the northern Baltic to the western Mediterranean including the North-west European waterway network.

For the international majors, we are a Top 3 service provider in every segment. For good reason: Successfully shipping more than 18 million metric tons per year and building on our commitment to rigorous HSSEQ, we continue to register safe and sustainable growth.

GEFO Milestones


GEFO inland oil barging is founded in Hamburg, with the German wirtschaftswunder in full swing.


Expansion into coastal shipping of bulk chemicals with GEFO Deepsea.


GEFO launches its bunker trading operation. Nearly 50 years later, we’re still going strong!


With the acquisition of ATC Antwerp, GEFO chemical operations expand inland.


GEFO expands again. The inland portfolio now includes gas barging.


ATC Antwerp becomes UNITAS United Shipping and Trucking Company N.V.


With four new 6,000-dwt chemical tankers, GEFO Deepsea starts its fleet modernization.


GEFO HQ relocates to central Hamburg. The new address: Raboisen 5.

Feb. 2018

GEFO Deepsea orders newbuilding in China. Six chemical tankers at 3,600 dwt each.

Sep. 2018

Another Deepsea order for China. Two 7,000 tonners, by 2020. One with LNG DF Propulsion.


"Tosca" gets into service - the first LNG propelled tanker in her segment.


First multi-purpose barge optimised for low-water-levels and an innovative hybrid propulsion system.


Deepsea tanker crew

Multiple locations


Ship’s Captain

Gas shipping on the Rhine as far as Mannheim

German or Dutch-speaking.

Second Officer

Gas shipping on the Rhine as far as Mannheim

German or Dutch-speaking.

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