Husbandry Services

The go-to agent in Sri Lanka for all your husbandry needs

As your global husbandry agent, GAC delivers the best care for all your vessel’s husbandry matters in ports globally.

In Sri Lanka, you can rely on GAC Sri Lanka to look after your interests and work our local knowledge and connections to take care of your crew and deliver fuel, spares and provisions on time and on budget. And all through a single contact and billed on a single invoice at standard rates for optimum efficiency.

Speedy and well-coordinated husbandry services enables fast vessel turn-around at all ports in Sri Lanka, and that helps you optimise your operational efficiency. Our services include:

  • Crew handling: meet & greet, hotel bookings, shore passes, travel arrangements, etc.
  • Cash to Master
  • Spares clearance and delivery
  • Supplies of bunker fuels, lubricants and chemicals
  • Provisions and fresh water
  • Inward / outward clearance of ships
  • Liaison with local authorities and communications assistance
  • Comprehensive support for dry-docking and repair supervision
  • Follow-up activities with workshops, contractors etc.
  • Medical evacuation
  • Sludge/Slop disposal
  • De-bunkering
  • Underwater services

Lay-up assistance

The strategic location of Sri Lanka positions the country as an ideal location for laying up rigs and vessels. Sri Lanka Ports Authority allows hot lay ups in stream anchorage at all four major ports in Sri Lanka, namely Colombo, Trincomalee, Galle and Hambantota. Lay-up berths can also be arranged depending on availability and duration. GAC Sri Lanka is a specialised service provider offering a one-stop solution for all your layup needs. We provide the services you need to keep your laid-up vessels shipshape.

We 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.

Sludge/Slop disposal & De- bunkering

With our vast experience, we provide our customers with cost effective and efficient sludge/slop disposal and de-bunkering in Sri Lanka. All operations are carried out in accordance with the local authority regulations and relevant certifications can be issued for the items and quantities.

Our trusted partners are capable of handling different types of off-spec bunkers at any port in Sri Lanka. All operations from off-landing to disposal, are carried out according to strict guidelines by the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA). Principals can enjoy the flexibility of conducting the operations at different ports/ locations as per the client’s requirement.

Sea marshal transfers

GAC Sri Lanka provides a total solution for embarkation and disembarkation of marine security personnel with their equipment at off port limits Galle. We offer medical assistance, villa and inventory management for our customers whilst they look after the safety of vessels.

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 Shipping Sri Lanka
Colombo; GAC Shipping Sri Lanka

No. 284 Vauxhall Street, Colombo 02, Colombo

Ashan Welagedara

Director/ Chief Executive Officer

Dilshan De Alwis

General Manager, Operations