A privately-owned company, the GAC Group focuses on long-term commitments and lasting relationships with customers, suppliers and partners.
Our financial strength, global reach, strong reputation and innovation enable us to expand in step with our customers worldwide, responding to their needs and the changing demands of local, regional and global markets.
Our customers are central to everything we do. It is their ever-increasing demand for competitive solutions that drives us to refine and integrate our services to meet their needs.
Shipping was GAC’s first business unit, dating back to when our first office opened in Kuwait, to provide lightering and ship agency services in 1956. Today, GAC Shipping is one of the world’s biggest providers of services to ship owners and operators.
Our Logistics operation originated from our forwarding, warehousing and distribution operations in Dubai. Today, GAC Logistics has grown into a global network providing a rich array of general and specialist logistics services.
GAC’s Marine operation centres around our modern and expanding fleet of supply craft and barges that provide vital support for offshore exploration, construction and production, heavy lift cargo towage, etc. GAC Marine operates in key locations in the Middle East Gulf, West Africa and Caspian Sea.
GAC Solutions is the ideas hothouse of the Group, charged with forming strategic partnerships with world-class producers and suppliers to create new ‘out of the box’ services tailored to the needs of our customers.
GAC takes full advantage of its diversity of portfolio of services, its worldwide infrastructure, resources and expertise to deliver integrated solutions that result in time and cost efficiency. Sectors like the oil & gas industry, in particular, benefit from GAC’s unique ability to offer a tailor-made service package covering ship agency, bunker fuels, project logistics, offshore logistics, and more. Other sectors that can benefit from our wide range of services include cruise shipping, dry bulk, automotive, FMCG, retail, technology, healthcare, sports & entertainment, project cargo, offshore construction, etc.
We know that you must first sow before you can reap. That’s why GAC has always believed in investment: in long-term relationships with our clients, partners, brand ambassadors and suppliers; in the technology and equipment to get the job done - and done well; and in training our people, as witnessed by the establishment of the GAC Corporate Academy in 2007.
Individual GAC companies operate with a high degree of autonomy, giving them the flexibility to act in accordance with local conditions and specific customer needs whilst maintaining the global outlook and standards of the Group.
|Vision Z: Global Performance
To provide leadership and innovation in global business and community life by delivering a flexible portfolio of services built on quality, safety, honesty, vigour and a commitment to long term business relationships.
GAC is a worldwide service provider dedicated to building long-term relationships with customers, staff and suppliers. We are committed to delivering integrated services to the Shipping, Logistics, Marine and related markets at the highest levels of quality and safety.
GAC traces its beginnings to Sweden. Its Scandinavian values are still evident in a preference for discussion before decision, for being quicker to praise than to punish, for honouring our promises.
Our early links with Gulf Arab society and with staff from all over the world over the past half-century, highlight what unites us all. We are all people, with lives and families. That strong sense of family, belonging and concern for one another is still evident today in the GAC Spirit.
The GAC Spirit emphasises loyalty between management and staff and two-way responsibility to each other. It recognises that people’s lives extend beyond their jobs and that working efficiently and having fun are not mutually exclusive. It’s through a smart and efficient combination of work and play that we achieve service excellence.
For us at GAC, who you are, is just as important as what you do. Our relationships are both professional and personal. We know that high-value service is achieved by combining professional discipline with a human touch. It’s a combination that matters, and one that works.
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