GAC Bunker Fuels strengthens global network with new office and appointments

  • calendar

    18 September 2013



Worldwide, 18 September 2013 - The expansion of GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd (GBFL) global network continues with the opening of a new dedicated office in India and the appointment of an additional trader in Singapore.

Captain Sathya Chandrashekar

India calling
The opening of the Cochin office reflects the company’s commitment to operational excellence in the Indian Subcontinent, where the company is already represented by a team based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Shipping veteran Captain Sathya Chandrashekar has been appointed to run the new Cochin operation.

GBFL’s Global Director Nick Browne says that despite the challenges the Indian economy currently faces, the country remains an important strategic shipping location and is likely to become more attractive for vessels seeking bunker fuel supplies as bureaucracy is reduced and prices come down.

He adds: “GAC has a significant ship agency presence at India’s ports, and our agency offices have long been generating enquiries for us. That gives us a good foundation on which to build the GBFL presence in India from which to handle growing demand.”


Dave Goh
Dave Goh

Strong in Singapore
Further east, in the one of the world’s biggest bunker ports, experienced trader Dave Goh has joined Steve Chen at the GBFL Asia Pacific base in Singapore. He brings to his new role 17 years of shipping experience, including four years in international bunker trade working with blue chip customers and strong relationships with local suppliers in the region, and will help drive the company’s drive for growth in the burgeoning Asian market.

Global reach
The GBFL network of dedicated offices also includes teams in the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, UK, Norway, Egypt, Brazil and the USA, all working to provide smooth speedy coordination of quality IFO, MGO and MD and lubricants from carefully selected suppliers who meet internationally approved standards.


GAC Bunker Fuels is an ISO 9001 certified company with a strong focus on business excellence, quality control and strict supplier vetting procedures. We have developed strong relationships with trustworthy suppliers worldwide, enabling us to offer competitive prices with flexible credit lines.

Everything GAC Bunker Fuels does is in strict adherence to the GAC Group’s Code of Ethics and Compliance policy.

For more information about GAC Bunker Fuels go to: www.gac.com/bunkers