Ship Agency

The ship agent you need in Sri Lanka

Shipping touches everything in the modern world. 90% of the commodities traded worldwide have at some point been transported by water. As one of the world’s largest shipping agencies, representing more than 3,500 Principals and handling over 101,000 jobs annually, GAC is alongside to ease the way for your vessels plying the world’s shipping lanes.

GAC is the leading agent in Sri Lanka with a presence of over 30 years. We are the only ship agent with offices in Colombo, Trincomalee, Galle and Hambantota ports eliminating the need for sub-agents.

With efficient ISO-certified procedures and close working relationships with local authorities, suppliers and the local shipping industry, we are able to provide prompt and round-the-clock assistance to our principals’ vessels in any situation.

Whatever you need

We go beyond the standard ship agency services with an extensive range of complementary services covering global hub agency, husbandry, bunker fuel supplies, ship spares logistics, underwater hull cleaning and more. Whether you’re controlling an entire fleet or a single vessel, our comprehensive portfolio of services can be tailored to your needs.

As the pioneers to introduce ship-to-ship transfer (STS) services in Sri Lanka, GAC offers all necessary equipment such as hoses, fenders, support craft, as well as full back-up services including standby boats, equipment transportation and 24-hour communication support to vessels of all sizes calling Sri Lanka for any STS operation. The ideal locations for carrying out STS operations are Galle and Trincomalee, depending on the monsoon.

GAC’s tailor-made solutions keep you fully informed of your vessel’s status prior to, during and after the port call while we promptly meet your needs and adapt to changing conditions. To further aid efficient operations planning, our free daily intelligence services Hot Port News is a trusted source of the latest news on port conditions worldwide.

Safety, security, quality and corporate compliance, are our watch words. We are committed to meeting the highest standards, honesty and transparency in everything we do. GAC Sri Lanka is the only ship agent in Sri Lanka with TRACE certification. We are also ISO45001 certified. We are alongside and at your service in port or at sea, around the clock at all Sri Lankan ports.

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