Protecting Agency

Flexible and tailor-made protecting agency services

GAC’s protecting agency services help owners and operators supervise the charterers’ agency function and monitor port call operations. At ports around the world, we offer vessel owners and operators a scalable protective service to complement our range of ship agency, ship spares delivery, bunker fuels and other support options.

Trusted partner

Shipowners and operators need a trusted partner to safeguard their interests when calling at ports across the United States. As your on-the-ground partner, GAC North America delivers with trusted protecting agency services to oversee the charterers’ agency function and monitor vessels’ port call activities.

Quality and transparent services

GAC North America’s flexible approach is tailor-made to your specific requirements to ensure your interests are protected. Whether you need us to simply arrange an independent survey and report or be involved throughout the entire process – from checking proforma D/A submitted by the head agent for compliance with applicable tariffs, receipt of owners’ funds and payment to head agents to reporting vessel/cargo status, checking cargo documents/SOF/time sheets for accuracy and signing bills of lading, you can trust us to deliver transparent, quality and trusted services.

Our comprehensive range of services extends to ship agency services, ISO certified bunker fuel and marine lubricant supplies, integrated shipping services with our hub agency and freight, project logistics and ship spares services.

As part of the global GAC Group, GAC North America operations are in strict adherence to the Group’s policies for ethical, safe and quality business practices. All our operations are conducted in accordance with local and international Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) practices.

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 North America - Shipping
Houston; Shipping - Main Office

16200 Central Green Blvd, Houston

Darren Martin

Group Vice President, Americas