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Go-to agent for all your husbandry needs

As your global husbandry agent, GAC delivers the best care for all your vessel’s husbandry matters in port, wherever you go.

You can rely on us to look after your interests and work our local knowledge and connections to take care of your crew and deliver fuel, spares and provisions and more – on time and on budget.

Critical crew change, lay-up and dry-docking support in Covid-19 times

Since the implementation of restrictions and border closures to combat the spread of Covid-19, GAC’s crew change expertise has come to the fore. Our round-the-clock support for ship owners, managers and operators to ensure crew signing off or on, have the smoothest, safest and most comfortable transfers possible. Support with visas, travel and associated procedures, all within relevant Covid-19 guidelines, make sure every changeover goes without a hitch. At most locations, we can even help arrange swab tests (some with rapid results), transportation to and from test centres, related documentation and liaison with authorities.

That same attention to detail applies to lay-up support and dry-docking services, our expertise in which has also been highly sought after in recent months.

Out of the box thinking for out of the ordinary solutions 

GAC’s innovative solutions to date have resulted in the repatriation of more than 3,000 seafarers by GAC India. GAC UK completed a socially distanced crew transfer in Aberdeen using a modified coach called up from London; GAC Norway completed a crew transfer by using a high-speed RIB (rigid inflatable boat) for crew that had overstayed their time at sea. GAC Denmark uses hotels in neighbouring Sweden to offer preventative quarantine up to 14 days before crew sign on to vessels in Denmark where the same is not currently permitted, meeting crew at Copenhagen airport and driving them over the Oresund bridge to south Sweden.

Optimum efficiency guaranteed 

Speedy and well-coordinated husbandry services enable fast vessel turn-arounds: optimised operational efficiency through minimal time spent alongside or at anchor.

Services include:

  • Meet & greet, assistance with baggage claims, hotel bookings, shore passes, transportation and offshore transfers, visas, permits, medical assistance, etc
  • Cash to Master
  • Spares clearance and delivery, storage and logistics
  • Supplies of bunker fuels, lubricants and chemicals
  • Fresh water, stores, provisions and chandlery.
  • Liaison with local authorities and communications assistance
  • Guidance on and coordination with, local workshops and contractors

Our Global Husbandry Centre (GHC) in Dubai operates 24/7/365 to give your vessel easy access to suppliers and assistance anywhere in the world. We are alongside at more than 1,000 locations worldwide, and can combine our husbandry services with ship agency and a range of shipping and logistics services to create a tailor-made integrated support package to meet the specific needs of every vessel and every port call. 

Contact us: husbandry@gac.com

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    Services

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • FSO / FPSO Support

      FSO / FPSO Support

      GAC offers an extensive range of services to FSOs, FPSOs and other oil & gas related vessels. From arranging port calls to logistics support in inward and outward clearance, you can count on us to draw on our wealth of experience to deliver quickly and safely.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 Qatar has an established track record for efficient turnaround for world-class global and regional Expos and live events. From groundwork to showtime, we have the resources, global network and experience to deliver time-definite integrated multi-modal logistics solutions in the fast-moving and demanding events logistics field.

    • FMCG

      FMCG

      GAC is a pioneer in the FMCG sector offering customisable supply chain solutions to help global manufacturers and distributors bring their products to market efficiently. Food & beverage products, household goods, cosmetics, textiles, footwear, toys and other consumer goods - we've handled them all.

    • 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.

    • Liquid Bulk

      Liquid Bulk

      GAC has been providing tanker agency services for all types of tankers since the 1970s. Our global network enables us to minimise your costs and time in port by acting as your single agent at origin and destination.

    • Sports

      Sports

      GAC Qatar has a proven track record for managing world-class global and regional sporting events. We have the global network, resources and experienced specialists to deliver time-critical logistics services to any sporting events.

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