GAC Pindar expands portfolio as official logistics partner for Sailing Arabia - The Tour

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    26 March 2012



Marine Leisure Logistics provider completes successful shipment for Oman Sail

March 2012 - Specialist marine leisure logistics provider GAC Pindar has successfully transported a number of Farr 30 racing yachts from Barcelona and Antwerp to Oman, as the official logistics partner for Sailing Arabia - The Tour.















GAC Pindar, in partnership with GAC Oman, the leading freight forwarder in the region, provided a suite of logistics and support services to the event organiser Oman Sail. This support included the transportation of the two tonne Farr 30 boats from Europe to Oman, including that of the eventual winner 'Courier Dunkerque'. The tour saw nine teams from across six nations competing in the race through the waters of Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain. 

GAC Pindar Commercial Director Mike Millar says: "The logistics operation behind moving professional racing yachts is highly complex and requires specialist knowledge. Of fundamental importance to our work is the ability to leverage our knowledge of the sailing industry and the particular requirements of each event. With the on-the-ground expertise of our GAC offices in Oman/Bahrain and Qatar, our team ensured that the boats were safely delivered for the Sailing Arabia Tour on time and with the greatest efficiency."

Issa Al Ismaili, Events Director of Oman Sail, adds: "GAC Pindar went to great lengths to ensure the successful delivery of the boats for the Sailing Arabia Tour. It was a great relief for us knowing that we had entrusted this service to a highly professional and dependable team who have a great knowledge of the sailing industry. The Tour was a resounding success and we hope to work with the team again in the future."

GAC Pindar combines the global strength of global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC with their insider knowledge of the professional sailing industry to deliver fully integrated services for the marine leisure sector, from yacht transportation, ship agency, specialist bunkering and yacht spares logistics to event management and corporate hospitality in partnership with professional sailing outfit, Team Pindar.

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