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The trusted ship agent you need

As one of the world’s largest shipping agencies, representing more than 3,500 Principals and handling over 96,000 jobs annually, GAC is alongside to ease the way for your vessels plying the world’s shipping lanes. In India, our 26 offices are strategically located to cover all major and minor ports, inland container depots and airports.

GAC India’s range of shipping services caters for all kinds of vessels, from container ships, bulk cargo carriers, Ro-Ro vessels and tankers to cruise liners and superyachts; and all cargo types from grains, cement, steel, minerals to crude, LPG and chemicals.

Administrative and financial matters are coordinated centrally by our Head Office in Cochin, giving you direct control with a single point of contact. Information on all East and West coast ports can be furnished immediately, ensuring that you are kept updated with the latest.

GAC India does not use any sub-agents. Our excellent relations with the local authorities and suppliers help protect your interests and ensure fast vessel turnaround.

Whatever you need

We go beyond the standard ship agency services with an extensive range of complementary services covering husbandry, bunker fuel supplies, ship spares logistics, underwater hull cleaning and more. Whether you’re controlling an entire fleet or a single vessel, our comprehensive portfolio of services can be tailored to your needs.

GAC India’s tailor-made solutions keep you fully informed of your vessel’s status prior to, during and after the port call while we promptly meet your needs and adapt to changing conditions. To further aid efficient operations planning, our free daily intelligence services Hot Port News is a trusted source of the latest news on port conditions worldwide.

Safety, security, quality and corporate compliance are our watch words and our commitment towards them is unparalleled in India. We are both ISO and TRACE certified.

GAC India is alongside and at your service in port or at sea, 24/7.

For more details or enquiries, contact us: india@gac.com

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    Services

    • Consolidation Services (LCL)

      Consolidation Services (LCL)

      When your volumes are small and cannot fill a container, you can count on GAC India’s LCL consolidation services for your shipments from all major ports, inland container depots and container freight stations in the country to worldwide locations.

    • Freight Services

      Freight Services

      GAC India delivers complete freight and logistics solutions for all cargo types from single shipment to multiple shipments of huge turnkey projects. Our strong relationships with leading air and sea carriers mean we can control your shipment from start to end, giving you better transit times and quicker turnaround.

    • Land Transportation

      Land Transportation

      Whether it’s a delicate piece of artwork or an oversized turbine, GAC India’s door-step goods delivery services through diverse land transportation options get your goods to where they need to be at the most competitive rates without compromising safety and security.

    • Project Logistics

      Project Logistics

      With more than 30 years of experience in handling break bulk and project cargoes and established contacts with project vessel and bulk owners, GAC India can manage projects of any size from single domestic delivery to complex multi-shipment and multi-modal projects. Let us do the heavy lifting for you.

    • Ship Spares Logistics

      Ship Spares Logistics

      GAC India offers a seamless 24/7 single-source ship spares logistics service - from pickup at the supplier’s door to delivery on board ship. This specialised service integrates our expertise in freight forwarding, warehousing, supply chain management, ship agency, ship supply and marine and offshore support.

    • Supply Chain Management

      Supply Chain Management

      If you need a reliable logistics partner to take care of every aspect of your supply chain, from raw materials to retail distribution, look no further. GAC India can manage your entire supply chain, providing tailored logistics and supply chain services and meeting all agreed performance benchmarks.

    • Bunker Fuels

      Bunker Fuels

      Enjoy the best bunker fuel prices and delivery options with GAC India when your vessel calls at Indian ports. We take care of all bunkering needs for any type of vessel and every marine fuel supply meets internationally approved standards.

    • Husbandry Services

      Husbandry Services

      For fast vessel turnaround at Indian ports, choose GAC India as your partner to take care of your vessel’s husbandry needs from crew handling, cash to master, spares and provisions delivery, inward and outward clearance to dry docking support and repair supervision and even emergency medical assistance.

    • Launch Services

      Launch Services

      GAC India works with our local partners to offer round-the-clock launch services across India to facilitate spares and provisions supply and the embarkation and disembarkation of crew, surveyors and inspectors, as well as support emergency response and incident management.

    • P&I/H&M Services

      P&I/H&M Services

      GAC India has over 15 years of experience in handling a variety of P&I claims, H&M surveys and medical/crew matters. We are the correspondents for Skuld and The Swedish Club, and have handled P&I matters for Gard, Japan P&I Club, Norwegian Club and West of England P&I Club.

    • Protecting Agency

      Protecting Agency

      When you need a trusted and preferred ship agent in India to supervise the charterers’ agency function and monitor your port operations, GAC India offers you a scalable protective service to complement our range of ship agency, husbandry, ship spares delivery and other support options.

    • Ship Agency

      Ship Agency

      GAC India is the leading ship agent in India offering a comprehensive range of ship agency services to principals globally. With a network of 26 offices covering all ports, inland container depots and airports across the country, we take care of everything your vessel needs when she calls any port.

    • Cruise

      Cruise

      Let GAC India take care of your cruise agency and husbandry needs. We understand how important vessel and personnel clearance time is for you and your guests and aim to complete all the formalities as quickly as possible with our meticulous pre-planning and excellent relations with authorities and industry contacts.

    • Energy

      Energy

      GAC India’s nationwide network covers key oil & gas locations in the East and West coasts of India. Our 360˚ support for the energy sector draws upon GAC’s core competencies in supply chain, offshore and agency services complemented by a portfolio of integrated shipping, logistics and marine solutions.

    • Entertainment / Events

      Entertainment / Events

      GAC India is dedicated to meeting the precise logistics requirements of event organisers, promoters and managers. From pre-event planning to customs clearance, delivery to sites, collection from sites and packing, every step is carried out with precision, under close supervision and within a strict time frame.

    • Humanitarian Aid

      Humanitarian Aid

      GAC provides expert support services to aid agencies and development procurement specialists to get goods to people who need them most.

    • Offshore Support

      Offshore Support

      GAC India provides comprehensive support services to the offshore oil and gas sector at sea, onshore and alongside by combining our expertise in shipping, logistics and marine services with the extensive local knowledge of our energy expert team.

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