The world's largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship, Götheborg of Sweden, has completed the Baltic and Northern Europe leg of her 2022/23 Asia Expedition with GAC’s support along the way. GAC has taken care of her voyages since 2006.
After setting sail from her home port Gothenburg under GAC Sweden’s agency in June, the imposing 18th Century vessel made another stop in Sweden for the Helsingborg H22 City Expo. Then it was on to Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, London, and Bremerhaven, with ship agency, husbandry, logistics and other services provided by GAC teams in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, UK and Germany, before heading for Lisbon in Portugal and Malaga in Spain.
The ship was in Bremerhaven during the port’s Maritime Days event. GAC Germany’s General Manager Thies Holm says: “It was our great pleasure to help bring the Götheborg alongside in Bremerhaven’s city centre. Pre-arrival formalities, supplies of bunker fuels and provisions, waste disposal, crew change, transfers and other agency services all went without a hitch.”
In Lisbon and Malaga, GAC’s local partners handled the ship’s calls. And at the Spanish port, Group Marketing Manager Peter Schau arranged an onboard customer event which proved a great success.
“GAC has hosted events onboard the Götheborg many times and our customers often say it’s the best event they have ever attended,” says Peter. “All of us at GAC wish her a good rest in Barcelona over winter, and fair winds when she sets sail for Asia next spring.”
In the spring of 2023, the Götheborg will begin the next leg of her voyage, transiting the Suez Canal to the Red Sea on her way to Djibouti. Then, she will head further east to India and on to Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong and China.
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