About Us

Brief history, mentality & vision

GC Lymberpa SA, Hellenic International Forwarders & General Enterprises Co., is the first and oldest today, Transport Company in Greece. This as it is the successor of Giovani Sofianopoulos Hellas, a company established and operating in Greece in the field of International Transport since 1859. Back then the company was specializing on Maritime Transport. After the invention of the Automobile (1861) and the Airplane (1903), the Company expanded to cover these, new at that time, emerging means of transportation (road freight and air freight, respectively). In the 1970’s it had the largest truck fleet in Greece and one of the largest privately owned in Europe.

GC Lymberpa SA , specializes in the air freight wholesale sector , as it has been providing such services to local agent clientele for the past 50 years, as the company is the oldest IATA agent in Greece, and is currently ranked among the top 10 IATA export agents in Greece and is continuing to grow its sales rapidly.
With privately owned offices of 1200 sqm and warehouses within 5 minutes from ATH airport, and own truck fleet, vans plus our outsourced network of haulers we are capable of providing one stop shop from pick up-door deliveries, packing & handling, labeling..etc.. giving a tailor made solution to the customers and middle sized freight forwarders in order to increase air freight sales accordingly. The company is accredited as one of the strongest companies in Greece at its field, Assessed by ICAP Group for both 2010-2011 http://www.icap.gr/strongestcompanies/CHARALAMBIDIS_en.htm.

The Company’s declaration for responsibility and personal interest shown for each and every shipment irrespectively of its size or value is a commitment and daily ”routine” for the top management up to the last employee of GC Lymberpa SA. This because no matter how perfect an operational system may be, it will never achieve its full dynamic if it not backed up by the human factor, which brings about the “value added” service.

Loving what we do, having a vast knowhow, the will, means and capital TO ACHIEVE, we seek to be here to assist all enterpreneurs intending or having one shipment or regular traffic, related to international logistics needs to and from Greece and the Balkans!!

Thank you for entrusting us to be here for you!!