Husbandry Services

Go-to agent for all your husbandry needs

As your global husbandry agent, GAC delivers the best care for all your vessel’s husbandry matters in port, wherever you go.

You can rely on us to look after your interests and work our local knowledge and connections to take care of your crew and deliver fuel, spares and provisions and more – on time and on budget.

Critical crew change, lay-up and dry-docking support in Covid-19 times

Since the implementation of restrictions and border closures to combat the spread of Covid-19, GAC’s crew change expertise has come to the forefront. We provide round-the-clock support for ship owners, managers and operators to ensure crew signing off/on have the smoothest, safest and most comfortable transfers possible. Support with visas, travel and procedures, all within relevant Covid-19 guidelines, make sure every changeover goes without a hitch. At most locations, we can also help to arrange for swab tests (some with rapid results), transportation to and from test centres, related documentation and liaison with authorities.

Our goal is to achieve 100% efficiency to ensure mariners and sailors can embark on their next voyage and disembark to get home safely and promptly to their loved ones.

GAC Philippines is ready to conduct safe, efficient and proper crew change operations, even in times of crisis like the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • 24/7 crew change services available at Manila port and other ports that permit crew change operations
  • Well-versed in crew management
  • Comprehensive and cost-effective crew care package covering land transportation, hotel accommodation, Covid-19 testing, etc.
  • Other crew and maritime-related services to support our customers' needs

That same attention to detail applies to lay-up support and dry-docking services, our expertise in which has also been highly sought after in recent months.

Leave dry docking support in GAC’s safe hands

Out of the box thinking for out of the ordinary solutions

GAC’s innovative solutions to date have resulted in the repatriation of more than 3,000 seafarers by GAC India. GAC UK completed a socially distanced crew transfer in Aberdeen using a modified coach called up from London; GAC Norway completed a crew transfer by using a high-speed RIB (rigid inflatable boat) for crew that had overstayed their time at sea. GAC Denmark uses hotels in neighbouring Sweden to offer preventative quarantine up to 14 days before crew sign on to vessels in Denmark where the same is not currently permitted, meeting crew at Copenhagen airport and driving them over the Oresund bridge to south Sweden.

Optimum efficiency guaranteed

Speedy and well-coordinated husbandry services enable fast vessel turn-arounds: optimised operational efficiency through minimal time spent alongside or at anchor.

Services include:

  • Meet & greet, assistance with baggage claims, hotel bookings, shore passes, transportation and offshore transfers, visas, permits, medical assistance, etc
  • Cash to Master
  • Spares clearance and delivery, storage and logistics
  • Supplies of bunker fuels, lubricants and chemicals
  • Fresh water, stores, provisions and chandlery.
  • Liaison with local authorities and communications assistance
  • Guidance on and coordination with, local workshops and contractors

Our Global Husbandry Centre (GHC) in Dubai operates 24/7/365 to give your vessel easy access to suppliers and assistance anywhere in the world. We are alongside at more than 1,000 locations worldwide, and can combine our husbandry services with ship agency and a range of shipping and logistics services to create a tailor-made integrated support package to meet the specific needs of every vessel and every port call.

Let’s start a conversation

We are here and ready to help you to achieve your business needs. Let’s start a conversation today.

GAC Philippines, Inc.
Makati Main Office

7th Floor F&M Lopez Bldg II 109 Carlos Palanca Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila 1229

Ronald De Leon

Officer-in-Charge Shipping/ Commercial Manager