About GAC

We are in business to help your business thrive, even in challenging times.

We are in business to help your business thrive, even in challenging times. Our promise to provide the best in shipping, logistics and marine services is one we take seriously. And we have the reach, resources, expertise and experience to deliver on that promise.

  • Swedish roots, seafaring heritage

    The GAC story started in 1956 when Swedish entrepreneur Bengt Lindwall signed an agreement with two Kuwaiti businessmen to form Gulf Agency Company to provide professional ship agency services in the country. Today, Kuwait’s Shipping License “No.1” is proudly displayed at GAC Kuwait’s office in Farwaniya.

    Lindwall’s entrepreneurial spirit led directly to the establishment of GAC over sixty years ago. Over the next decade, more offices opened throughout the Middle East as oil, shipping and logistics business there grew.

  • Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, more GAC companies were established in the Eastern Mediterranean, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Indian Subcontinent. Further Europe, the Americas, Central Asia and Australia followed in the 1990s and 2000s. Today, GAC is now a truly global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services.

  • Our business is about people and long-term relationships. It’s one of the cornerstones of our business philosophy. We value you, whether you’re our customer, our potential client, our partner, our supplier or one of our 8,000 employees at more than 300 offices in 50 countries worldwide.

    Throughout the GAC World, our people work hard to deliver excellence in everything we do. They are driven by a fierce desire to meet and exceed the needs of our customers for quality shipping, logistics and marine services wherever they go. This winning combination of the highest personal and professional standards is what makes us stand out.

We are the GAC Group. Welcome to our world!

The GAC Corporate DNA

The GAC Group is a privately-owned company, specialising in the delivery of high quality shipping, logistics and marine services to customers worldwide. Emphasising a long-term approach, innovation, ethics and a strong human touch, GAC delivers a flexible and value-adding portfolio to help you achieve your strategic goals.

Our financial strength, global reach, strong reputation and innovation enable us to expand in step with our customers worldwide, responding to your needs and the changing demands of local, regional and global markets.

You – our customers – are central to everything we do. It is your ever-increasing demand for competitive solutions that drives us to refine, integrate and innovate our services to meet your needs.

GAC Shipping is one of the world’s largest providers of ship agency, husbandry and many support services to ship owners and operators.

GAC Logistics provides a rich array of general and specialist logistics services to diverse markets from FMCG and oil & gas to pharmaceuticals and sporting events.

GAC Marine’s fleet of supply craft and barges that provide vital support for offshore exploration, construction and production, heavy lift cargo towage, and more in key locations in the Middle East, Caspian Sea and Indian ocean.

That breadth of expertise enables us to offer you a unique customised package of service to help your business grow and thrive ahead of competition. Our integrated solutions allow you to enhance operational efficiency, control costs and increase revenue – driving towards long-term growth. It’s an unmatched combination of operational expertise, global reach and strategic focus to deliver your strategy. We invest in the lasting partnerships, the tools and know-how needed to get the job done - and done well.

That commitment to quality is also reflected in our approach to vocational training, available to staff worldwide through the GAC Corporate Academy set up in 2007.

  • Vision

    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.

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Skill, staying power and teamwork make the difference both in sporting endeavours and in business.

Around the world, companies from the GAC Group believe in supporting teams and individuals for the long-term. Supporting each other through good times and bad times is integral to any partnership, and a key element of GAC’s corporate philosophy.

We support teams and individual athletes competing in a range of popular sporting activities. Local GAC companies also support local teams and events involving rugby, football, basketball, swimming and others as part of our wider philosophy of connecting with and contributing to the communities in which we live and work.

  • Football

    It’s known as "The Beautiful Game" and at GAC, we understand its appeal – and its potential. In November 2019, GAC become Aberdeen Football Club’s first Official Logistics Partner. That reinforced our already strong ties with the home team at Scotland’s premier oil & gas hub. The GAC brand is visible in their home ground, thanks to our corporate box and pitch-side signage.

  • Many a business deal is sealed on the golf course, and GAC folk are not immune to the charms of the greens. We sponsor established stars like George Coetzee, Calum Hill, Nicole Broch Larsen and Shiv Kapur competing in The European Tour, The Ladies European Tour and the Asian Golf Tour. As our brand ambassadors, they appear under the GAC banner in international tournaments and provide sports mentoring at golf clinics and other corporate hospitality events around the GAC world.

    Our athletes participate in the European Tour, Ladies European Tour, LPGA, Asian Tour and PGA Tour.