GAC USA provides an extensive range of shipping services to vessels calling at all ports throughout the United States. Our presence in the USA has been strengthened by the Group’s acquisition of two major shipping partners – Rice, Unruh, Reynolds Co. & OBC Shipping.
GAC’s ship agency expertise in the USA covers a wide range of sectors including: dry bulk, general cargo, tankers, LNG, ro-ro and cruise. Our LNG expertise serves several LNG Owners, Charterers and Terminals who see GAC as a leader in LNG port agency. Our detailed local knowledge is vital in assisting Principals control time-related port costs. To further facilitate smooth turnaround, we offer critical services such as eNOA and AMS fillings, and work with the relevant parties to ensure that vessels are cleared and ready for port entry.
Port coverage beyond the USA in the Americas region - through our extensive network of offices – is controlled and coordinated by the Houston Hub Agency Centre. Houston is also home to the shipping marketing office for the Americas and a branch of GAC Bunker Fuels, reflecting the importance of the US bunkering sector.
Experienced GAC logistics personnel are available on the East, West and Gulf coasts of the U.S, also covering Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. GAC’s scope of knowledge covers inquiries related to Ocean or Air Freight, Imports and Exports, Warehousing and Distribution and all Supply Chain - related services. GAC’s logistics presence in the U.S. is an excellent complement to its Global network.
Specialised logistics, maritime and support services tailored to the needs of the energy sector in the Americas are provided by GAC Energy & Marine Services LLC (GEMS). The company offers an extensive portfolio of services for the oil & gas, marine and mining industries throughout the Americas including: in-house case packing, international and domestic air and ocean freight management, charter and project logistics services. Based near Houston International Airport, GEMS has 65,000 square feet of covered warehouse space, 40,000 square feet of open air paved storage, and gives total visibility and control of shipments through track & trace and customised management reporting tools.