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Specialist services for the marine sport, leisure & events sector

GAC combines the Group’s global reach and expertise with an up-close and personal knowledge of the sailing world to meet the specific needs of the marine sport, leisure and events sector. Whether that’s global logistics support for international yachting events, or arranging personalised excursions for high-end leisure craft guests, we’ve got you covered.

Expert marine leisure logistics services – because we’re sailors too

It’s a winning combination that has made GAC the first port of call for many in the marine sport and leisure community seeking integrated specialist services. Working with GAC companies worldwide, GAC Pindar – our marine leisure logistics arm – has been delivering efficient and value-for-money logistics services tailored to the needs of the marine sport, leisure and events community for ten years.

Our team of passionate and knowledgeable sailors provides a profound understanding of yachts and yachting. We know that you want access to the best rates from a logistics provider who speaks your language and understands your priorities. GAC is that go-to-specialist for marine sport, leisure and events logistics.

Flexible suite of services

Our unique combination of shipping and logistics expertise enables us to offer an unmatched, customisable range of services worldwide and from one point of contact. Whether you need a turnkey solution for an international event, to transport a yacht from the Caribbean to Europe or to arrange immediate shipment of a vital spare part on the next available flight, we can help with that – and everything in between.

A trusted, proven partner

GAC has been entrusted with the complex logistics related to some of the world’s biggest sailing events, such as the Extreme Sailing Series, the World Match Racing Tour and the M32 Series. GAC Pindar is the Official Logistics Provider for The Ocean Race (the only provider in the race’s history to be appointed three times) and World Sailing - the governing body for sailing.

Find out more at gacpindar.com

Supporting luxury sailing

Our range of customisable, integrated and ad hoc services from a single, local point of contact, coupled with an understanding of the specific and often urgent needs of the crew and guests of luxury yachts and superyachts, makes GAC your perfect partner in port.

Whether you’re looking for a reliable agent to take care of your port clearance and concierge needs, you need to take on fuel or provisions, have new crew coming aboard or want someone to guide you smoothly through the Suez or Panama Canal, you can rely on GAC’s expertise in luxury yacht support.  What’s more, we can help deliver the best possible cruising experience for VIP guests, catering to every need from guest chefs, spa, massage, sports activity bookings and luxury provisions to medical assistance, meet & greet services, airport transfers, private jet/helicopter charter, limousine services, personal security and any ad hoc requirements.

GAC’s wide range of integrated services for the luxury sailing sector includes:

  • Ship agency and husbandry
    With over 300 offices on 6 continents, we are truly global. Our transparent, professional approach to ship agency and concierge services ensures that your berths are booked and your yacht, crew and guests’ needs will be expertly cared for in ports and marinas, wherever you go.

  • Bunker fuels
    We can arrange fuel and lube oil supplies to yachts anywhere in the world, with credit terms for easy payment (subject to customary credit checks).

  • Voyage planning and excursions
    We can assist with both voyage planning and agency requirements along the route, as well as organising customised onshore experiences for guests.

  • Ship spares logistics
    Our global “door-to-deck” delivery service for yacht spares and marine parts takes responsibility for the entire supply chain. We combine the Group’s global infrastructure with industry expertise, enabling us to recommend the best options to balance the customers’ timing and cost parameters.

  • Canal transits
    GAC Egypt is the largest transit agent in the country, handling the passage of more than 200 vessels through the Suez Canal every month. Similarly, GAC Panama has been facilitating the smooth transit of vessels through the Panama Canal for many years.

 

Support in sailing havens

GAC is available to assist in popular sailing destinations as well as emerging locations:

Mediterranean, Aegean & Ionian

The Mediterranean’s crystal-clear waters and Greece’s thousands of islands make this one of the most popular destinations for sailors and yachtsmen. GAC Greece, GAC Cyprus, GAC Turkey and GAC Egypt form an extensive regional network to provide the best personal, around-the-clock attention to ensure that every port call is a breeze.

Scandinavia

As Scandinavian waters attract increasing numbers of luxury leisure craft, GAC Sweden, GAC Norway, GAC Denmark and GAC Finland’s network stretches from the offices on the fjords of northern Norway to Helsinki.

Rest of Europe

From Shetland to St Petersburg, GAC UK, GAC Ireland, GAC Netherlands, GAC Belgium and GAC Russia are ready, willing and more than able to meet your marine leisure and luxury sailing needs.

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    • Bunker Fuels

      Bunker Fuels

      GAC Bunker Fuels works with trusted suppliers to offer you safe, reliable and swift delivery of quality marine fuels at competitive prices worldwide. GAC Bunker Fuels is the only ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and 45001:2018 certified bunker company in the industry.

    • Dry Docking Support

      Dry Docking Support

      GAC offers comprehensive dry docking support from crew, stores and spares handling through to specialised spares supply chain management.

    • Husbandry Services

      Husbandry Services

      GAC delivers the best care for all your vessel’s husbandry matters in ports globally. From crew changes to supplies delivery, our efficient husbandry services ensure fast vessel turnaround at all ports.

    • Launch Services

      Launch Services

      Working round-the-clock from strategically located launch services bases, GAC's launch services take care of crew changes and delivery of spares, provisions and mail to vessels, without them having to change course.

    • P&I/H&M Services

      P&I/H&M Services

      GAC has been representing International Group P&I Clubs since 1973, and is a recognised leader in the Protection & Indemnity (P&I) and Hull & Machinery (H&M) Correspondent field providing 24/7 incident and claims handling and surveying services. GAC offices worldwide handle more than 3000 P&I claims and over 2500 medical assistance cases every year.

    • Protecting Agency

      Protecting Agency

      Trust GAC's protective agency services to deliver peace of mind by supervising your charterers' agency and monitoring port calls worldwide. We offer vessel owners and operators a scalable protective service to complement our range of ship agency, husbandry, ship spares delivery and other support options.

    • Ship Agency

      Ship Agency

      Every year, GAC Shipping serves over 3,500 Principals and handles more than 96,000 jobs. We've become a global leader in ship agency by taking care of every detail, whether it's in traditional agency support or specialised services like bunker supplies, spares and provisions.

    • Automotive

      Automotive

      GAC has the experience, expertise and logistics network to meet the needs of customers in the Inbound, Outbound, Aftermarket and Finished Vehicles sectors with efficient automotive logistics solutions to move your supply chain performance into top gear. Our end-to-end service covers the entire supply chain, from delivering automotive parts to the production line through to final delivery of finished vehicles.

    • Cruise

      Cruise

      GAC helps cruise operators give their passengers a holiday of a lifetime with a range of specialised services anywhere from traditional destinations to emerging hotspots. We go beyond simple cruise agency with husbandry, ship supplies, visa support, itinerary planning and more.

    • Dry Bulk

      Dry Bulk

      Whatever your cargo and wherever your port of call, GAC is the global dry bulk agent you need. Tap into our long experience, global network and local know-how to achieve seamless, efficient port calls at both load and discharge ports.

    • Energy

      Energy

      From seismic surveys to offshore windfarm installation, you can count on GAC Energy’s technical expertise, global network and vast shipping and logistics experience covering the entire energy spectrum.

    • Entertainment / Events

      Entertainment / Events

      GAC has an established track record for fast and efficient turnaround for world-class entertainment and sport events. From groundwork to showtime, we have the resources, experience and network to deliver time-critical integrated multi-modal and logistics solutions in the fast-moving and demanding event logistics field.

    • Fashion

      Fashion

      GAC's fast and flexible fashion supply chain services ensure your garments reach the retail rails on time. Integrated services from consolidation at source and warehousing through to store deliveries help you optimise inventory levels and shorten cycle times, reducing costs and generating value.

    • Healthcare

      Healthcare

      GAC Healthcare Logistics delivers agile and scalable global supply chain services while ensuring complete product integrity and compliance from end-to-end. We serve a wide range of healthcare sectors including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, equipment, clinical trials and hospitals.

    • Liner

      Liner

      GAC is an established liner agent with the global reach, resources and expertise to deliver fast and efficient vessel turnaround for liner operators in the container, break-bulk, reefers and car carrier sectors. Besides traditional ship agency, you can benefit from our full range of complementary services.

    • Marine Leisure

      Marine Leisure

      GAC's logistics expertise and insider knowledge of the yachting world is a winning combination when it comes to serving the specialised marine leisure sector. We have extensive experience in offering integrated yacht transport, ship agency, bunker fuels supplies, husbandry and other complementary services.

    • Ship Owners / Operators

      Ship Owners / Operators

      We've been serving the shipping community for over six decades. Whatever you need, GAC can deliver. Our global network and resources enable us to meet every need of owners and operators of all kinds of vessels, in port, at sea, and around the world.

    • Sports

      Sports

      GAC logistics support for sporting events sets you up for success by getting everything in place on time, every time. Backed by our global network and local know-how, we’ve moved everything from racing cars to entire sports villages to build a strong name for GAC in sports logistics.

    • Consolidation Services (LCL)

      Consolidation Services (LCL)

      GAC offers a full range of global consolidation services backed by strategically located hubs in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Choose LCL or FCL consolidation by sea or time efficient air freight to worldwide destinations.

    • Contract Logistics

      Contract Logistics

      Outsource your supply chain needs to GAC. Our specialised contract logistics improves supply chain efficiency, inventory control and lower costs, while freeing you to focus on your core competencies. GAC's solutions are backed by world-class warehousing & distribution capabilities, and sophisticated warehouse management system.

    • Freight Services

      Freight Services

      GAC's comprehensive sea and air services meet all your freight forwarding needs. Flexible consolidation and sea/air options tailored to suit your time and cost requirements put our global network at your disposal. And you can count on GAC for seamless last mile clearing and delivery to any destination.

    • International Moving

      International Moving

      Whether you're moving across country or to a new continent, GAC International Moving offers comprehensive relocation solutions tailored to your needs. We take care of everything for your move - delivering peace of mind that everything is handled with the utmost care.

    • Land Transportation

      Land Transportation

      GAC's land transportation services help you get your goods to where you want them to be. We handle all types of deliveries to destinations worldwide - from international transportation of project cargo to local retail distribution and delivery.

    • Project Logistics

      Project Logistics

      Heavy, oversized or bulky cargo - GAC Project Logistics has the muscle, skills and experience to shoulder any project cargo movement end-to-end. Count on us to deliver your goods safely, on time, with complete transparency and in strict compliance with all rules and regulations.

    • Ship Spares Logistics

      Ship Spares Logistics

      Keep your vessels moving with GAC Marine Logistics (GML). We combine GAC's logistics and shipping expertise to offer ship owners and management companies time-sensitive, single source delivery of ship spares and marine parts. Fast, dependable and efficient, our door-to-deck service uses the transport mode that best matches your time and cost concerns.

    • Supply Chain Management

      Supply Chain Management

      GAC's supply chain management offers a complete range of logistics and supply chain management solutions for manufacturers and retailers across industries. Maximise your supply chain performance with reduced capital investment and flexible responses to market changes by outsourcing your logistics to us.

    • Manning Services

      Manning Services

      GAC offers Manning Services at selected locations.

    • Offshore Support

      Offshore Support

      Offshore operations need strong support - at sea, onshore and alongside. With decades of experience in the world’s main oil and gas producing regions, GAC Marine supports all your offshore exploration, construction and production needs, from planning to execution. Our operations are backed by our fleet of offshore support vessels.

    • Oil Spill Response Services

      Oil Spill Response Services

      GAC offers Oil Spill Response Services in selected locations.

    • Rig Moving Operations

      Rig Moving Operations

      With decades of experience under our belt, GAC Marine has the experience and resources to successfully execute your rig moves. We handle both onshore and offshore rig moves at a variety of locations, backed by our own fleet and other service craft.

    • Tug & Barge Operations

      Tug & Barge Operations

      GAC Marine's Tug & Barge services move all types of cargo, often to remote areas with little infrastructure. Our fleet of modern support and service craft includes tugs ranging from 750 hp to 8000 hp and barges of 1200-8000 dwt, which supports a wide range of operations.

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