About Us

GAC South Africa provides a comprehensive range of ship agency and logistics services throughout South Africa and Namibia.

Since 1998, GAC has been providing a full range of shipping services to vessels calling at all ports in South Africa. Our head office is located in Cape Town and we have branches in Durban, Richards Bay, Saldanha Bay and Port Elizabeth, as well as Walvis Bay in neighbouring Namibia.

Our experienced and professional staff provide expert support for all vessel types including tankers, breakbulk, cruise liners and bulkers. We also specialise in providing on- and offshore support, local procurement and upstream services to the Energy sector, as well as full agency and related services for vessels and rigs undergoing dry-docking or maintenance. We also provide a complete range of logistics services, including warehousing, throughout South Africa and beyond, reflecting the country’s status as a gateway to Africa.

It’s all underpinned by our commitment to ensuring compliance, honesty and transparency in everything we do, as evidenced by the GAC Group’s strict Code of Ethics (Anti-Corruption & Bribery, Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions and Data Privacy policies) and robust HSSE management systems. All operations are ISO 9001:2015 and TRACE certified. GAC South Africa is also a Level 1 BEE (Black Economic Empowerment) contributor.

  • Critical crew change and lay-up support in Covid-19 times

    Since the onset of Covid-19 border closures and restrictions, GAC South Africa has provided round-the-clock support for ship owners, managers and operators, ensuring that on-signers and off-signers have the smoothest transfers possible. Meet & greet services and ongoing support with visas and travel, all within Covid guidelines, ensure a smooth changeover every time.

    Our climate also makes Cape Town the ideal destination when your rig or vessel needs to be laid-up. Our safe, sheltered waters are just the ticket for long term anchorage, and GAC South Africa has all your vessel or rigs’ needs covered with its all-inclusive suite of lay-up services.

  • GAC South Africa combines international experience with local expertise to deliver a first-class service. Our team of experts, around-the-clock support and focus on quality, health and safety are all key components in delivering sustainable customer satisfaction to multinational energy corporations and smaller operators alike.

    Our comprehensive range of ship agency, logistics and marine services meets the needs of all kinds of vessels from cruise liners to OSVs and FSO/FPSOs, and cargo ranging from coal and chemicals to out-of-gauge project cargo.

  • Our uniquely customisable range of services provides peace of mind for ship and rig owners, operators and crew, in port and at sea.

    GAC South Africa provides tailor-made solutions, 24/7, keeping you fully informed of your vessel’s status before, during and after its port call, enabling you to quickly adapt to changing conditions. Our free daily intelligence service, Hot Port News, is a trusted source of the latest news on port conditions worldwide.

  • GAC South Africa has a proven track record of delivering supply base, offshore and agency services, often in time-critical circumstances, on time, on budget, every time.