Corporate News

22 Sep 17

Hapag-Lloyd renews liner agency with GAC Nigeria after merger
Lagos, Nigeria – Hapag-Lloyd has renewed its liner agency agreement with GAC Nigeria, following its merger with the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) earlier this year. Under the extended agreement, GAC ...

21 Sep 17

GAC announces key IT appointments to drive strategy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The GAC Group has announced two key IT management appointments to maximise the effectiveness of digital tools to serve and grow its global business. Chief Information ...

19 Sep 17

GAC Australia launches logistics service with opening of consolidation warehouse
Australia – GAC Australia has opened a new consolidation warehouse in Perth, marking its first foray into the logistics business in parallel to its well-established shipping services at all the ...

18 Sep 17

GAC Pindar win M32 Series Scandinavia for second consecutive year
Stockholm, Sweden – The GAC Pindar sailing team skippered by Ian Williams repeated their 2016 triumph when they won the M32 Series Scandinavia for the second year running on Saturday ...

04 Sep 17

GAC Pindar takes M32 Series Scandinavia lead with Danish win
Aarhus, Denmark – Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew finished the Aarhus stage of the M32 Series Scandinavia in first place, pushing them to the top of the Series ...

11 Aug 17

GAC Pindar supports reinstatement of sailing to 2024 Paralympic Games
GAC Pindar is standing by World Sailing’s campaign to have sailing reinstated for the 2024 Paralympic Games after its removal from the Tokyo 2020 Sports Programme by the International Paralympic Committee ...

08 Aug 17

GAC Pindar finishes WMRT Russia in third place, days after win in Norway
St Petersburg, Russia, 8 August 2017 – Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew mounted the podium for the second time in eight days on Sunday, after finishing the World ...

01 Aug 17

GAC Brazil expands northwards with new office in São Luis
Brazil – GAC Brazil continues its regional expansion with the opening of a ninth office at São Luis, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Maranhao – making it ...

19 Jul 17

Cross-border coordination delivers complex multi-origin shipment to Azerbaijan
Grangemouth, Scotland – GAC professionals in the UK and Russia have delivered an urgent multi-origin mega shipment for pile driving and swaging works in the Northern Caspian Yuri Korchagin oil ...

07 Jul 17

HullWiper performs first cruise vessel hull clean in Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark – The first hull cleaning of a cruise vessel using GAC EnvironHull’s diver- and brush-free HullWiper has been completed in Copenhagen. The removal of marine fouling from the DFDS ...

06 Jul 17

GAC China to provide upstream logistics services for car imports
China – Parallel car importer Shandong High Speed Qingdao West Coastport Co. Ltd. has appointed GAC China its upstream logistics provider. Under the one-year contract, it will handle the receiving ...

29 Jun 17

Kuwait Oil Tanker Company awards GAC Fujairah husbandry contract
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates – GAC Fujairah has been awarded a husbandry contract by the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) to provide ship supply services, spare parts handling and a ...

19 Jun 17

Podium place for GAC Pindar in debut event of M32 Scandinavian Series
Gothenburg, Sweden – Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew completed the opening event of the M32 Scandinavian Series 2017 in the top three at the weekend, despite a technicality ...

12 Jun 17

GAC Brazil helps National Geographic expedition move forward
São Paulo, Brazil – National Geographic’s largest environmental preservation initiative is on its way to the remote Ascension Island, with help from GAC Brazil in Recife. The team behind the Pristine Seas ...

07 Jun 17

HullWiper named Product of the Year
Denver, USA – The tangible financial, operational and ecological benefits offered by GAC EnvironHull’s HullWiper has earned it the Product of the Year title in The Environmental Leader Product and Project ...

01 Jun 17

GAC announces more management appointments
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – New management appointments have been announced to drive the growth and development of a range of the GAC Group businesses. In May 2017, Alex Garroch was ...

30 May 17

New GAC Malaysia facility opens to meet growing demand for contract logistics
Malaysia – Increasing demand from GAC Malaysia’s FMCG clients for storage space and distribution services, and anticipated growth in contract logistics services in the country, has led to the company ...

22 May 17

GAC Samudera Logistics unveils plans for pharmaceutical-grade multi-user distribution facility in Indonesia
Indonesia – Work is underway to convert part of GAC Samudera Logistics’ Cikarang distribution centre into a multi-user temperature-controlled pharmaceutical and food grade facility. The new facility, which is the ...

18 May 17

GAC Dubai Contract Logistics operations meet ISO 22000:2005 food safety standard
Dubai, UAE - GAC Dubai’s commitment to quality and food safety has earned it ISO 22000:2005 accreditation. Certification comes after a stringent DNV audit which confirmed the company’s compliance with ...

15 May 17

GAC Qatar opens office at Port of Ras Laffan
Qatar – GAC Qatar has set up an office at the world’s largest LNG export port, Ras Laffan. It is one of the few companies offering full agency services at ...

09 May 17

GAC Poland smoothes the way for £14m ferry upgrades
Szczecin, Poland – Four P&O ferries are now back afloat after completing major refits at Remontowa Shipyard in Gdansk, with GAC Poland as their agent. The 32,000-ton, 180 metre long Pride ...

04 May 17

Paragon Offshore’s logistics base in Abu Dhabi completed with GAC’s support
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – GAC Abu Dhabi has completed the preparation, construction and relocation of a logistics base dedicated to supporting Paragon Offshore's operations. The global drilling services provider ...

02 May 17

GAC Group unveils new Management appointments
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – GAC has announced a new round of management appointments at Group and individual company level. To sharpen the Group’s commercial focus, a new Group Sales Management ...

25 Apr 17

GAC Dubai scoops FMCG Supply Chain Management Award
Dubai, UAE - GAC Dubai’s world-class service to the Middle East’s busy Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector has earned it the FMCG Supply Chain Management Award in this year’s ...

19 Apr 17

GAC Dubai goes live with e-commerce operations for high-end fashion line
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - GAC Dubai has celebrated its first month of live outbound operations for start-up online luxury couture retailer, The Modist. The launch of themodist.com website, followed a ...

11 Apr 17

World’s first reinforced Arc7 class LNG carrier maiden port calls go smooth as ice, thanks to GAC Russia
Murmansk & Sabetta, Russia – GAC Russia has marked an important milestone with its successful handling of the first LNG carrier designed to withstand harsh Arctic conditions at the icy ...

05 Apr 17

GAC Qatar gets people to buckle up with Seatbelt Convincer
Qatar - GAC Qatar combined sports with safety awareness by bringing a Seatbelt Convincer to the Sri Lankan OZEE Soccer Sevens tournament held in Qatar, for which GAC Qatar was ...

04 Apr 17

GAC Malaysia signs master services agreement with COSL
Leading integrated oilfield services provider, China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) has appointed GAC Malaysia to provide a range of on- and offshore support services in Malaysia, as well as to ...

03 Apr 17

GAC Pindar comes back to claim Congressional Cup victory
Long Beach, USA: 3 April 2017 – Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew won the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) 53rd Congressional Cup at the weekend, beating Sweden’s Johnie ...

03 Feb 17

GAC Pindar returns as official logistics provider for Volvo Ocean Race
Gothenburg, Sweden – Once again, GAC Pindar and GAC companies around the world will be put to the test by the Volvo Ocean Race. The 2017-18 edition will be the ...

30 Jan 17

GAC UK names RNLI its designated charity for 2017
Grangemouth, UK – The important work of volunteer lifeboat charity, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), is being supported by GAC UK. For nearly 200 years, the RNLI has been saving ...

27 Jan 17

GAC partners with Hemas to build an integrated logistics facility in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka – GAC Sri Lanka has partnered with Hemas Transportation to build an integrated logistics facility in Muthurajawela Industrial Zone in the western part of Sri Lanka. It will ...

25 Jan 17

Valencia set to challenge Algeciras’ crown for hull cleans in Spain, thanks to HullWiper
Valencia, Spain – The Spanish port of Valencia could be set to break Algeciras’ virtual vessel maintenance services monopoly in the country, thanks to the availability of the eco-friendly HullWiper ...

17 Jan 17

2017 brings new management appointments in GAC Group
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – GAC has announced new management appointments at Group and individual company level. Martin Wallgren has been appointed the Group’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), a newly created ...

16 Jan 17

GAC Thoresen Logistics completes major upgrade of food grade Amata Nakorn distribution facility
Thailand – A project to upgrade and expand GAC Thoresen Logistics’ food-grade distribution facility at the Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate in Thailand’s Chonburi Province has been completed, boosting its capacity ...

11 Jan 17

GAC Dubai opens new staff sports facility at GAC Logistics Park
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – GAC Dubai has opened its new sports facility for staff members at its GAC Logistics Park in the Jebel Ali Free Zone. The facility, which covers ...

09 Jan 17

GAC UK seals Terminal & Marine Services deal with Valero
Grangemouth, UK – GAC UK has signed a three-year terminal and marine services deal with Valero Logistics UK Ltd. Under the agreement, from 1 February 2017, GAC UK will manage and ...

05 Jan 17

GAC HSSE Awards recognise practical improvements
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The results of GAC’s 2016 Chairman’s Awards for HSSE Excellence again reflect the positive impact of small, practical steps to improve the health, safety, security ...

04 Jan 17

GAC India appoints Branch Manager for Bangalore office
India, 4 January 2017 – GAC Shipping (India) Pvt Ltd has appointed Mukesh Chakraborty as the Branch Manager, Logistics Services for its Bangalore office. Mukesh brings 13 years of experience ...

03 Jan 17

GAC expands operations in Taiwan with new office
Taiwan - GAC has set up a new office in Kaohsiung, Taiwan to cater to the growing demand for ship agency services in the country. Since entering the Taiwanese market in ...