Liquid bulk agency: Propelling tanker shipping in India

Liquid bulk

GAC India has been providing tanker agency services since the 1980s. We have built excellent relationships with all shippers, exporters and importers who regularly trade in these cargoes, as well as with ship owners, charterers and brokers. Today we are recognised as specialists in ship agency for all types of tankers. From crude oil, LPG and LNG shipping to ammonia and edible oils delivery, we have unparalleled experience in handling any liquid bulk type.

With our own offices at almost all ports and anchorages in India, GAC attends to all types of liquid bulk vessels arriving for discharge / loading throughout the year.

GAC India’s dominance in the tanker business is evident from the more than 70% of liquid bulk cargo that we handle, including chemicals, ammonia, LNG / LPG, edible oil, crude, CPP etc. We provide the best combination of port agency and landside services for liquid bulk vessels, with excellent product knowledge and unrivalled experience, available 24/7.

Administrative and financial matters are coordinated centrally by our head office in Cochin; no sub-agents are used. Information on all East and West Coast ports can be furnished immediately from the same office, with specialised reports on Liquid Bulk.

Your partner in liquid bulk handling

With our global network and local know-how, we provide coverage at both origin and destination as your single agent, ensuring that your tankers are loaded/discharged as quickly and efficiently as possible, minimising costs and time spent in port. With our excellent relations with local authorities and terminal operators, you can be assured of prompt attendance in any situation.

Our specialised services go beyond agency functions to include:

  • Prompt and accurate communication, market information and potential business opportunities, with up-to-date data on ports / terminals, and changes to local rules and regulations, which are crucial to the tanker market.
  • 'Daily updates’ on vessels
  • Port congestion and berthing delay updates on all Indian ports
  • Weekly updates on total tonnage coming in and out of Indian ports

Whilst in port, we’ll take care of all your needs, including husbandry, ship spares delivery, bunker fuels supply and more. Many liquid bulk vessel owners and charterers also tap into GAC’s free daily Hot Port News bulletin for latest port conditions updates.