Friday, June 3, 2016

Freight and Logistics Group Continues to Expand in Africa

Oil and Gas Demand Prompts Further Investment
Shipping News Feature
NAMIBIA – Global logistics group GAC, has launched its own operation in Namibia in response to growing demand from its oil & gas customers and increasing freight trade between the country and neighbouring South Africa, as well as other African nations. The company now provides a portfolio of ships agency services for vessels calling at the country’s ports, from its central office close to Walvis Bay port. That service package includes bunker fuel supplies, offshore support, dry-docking, project logistics and husbandry, as well as lay-up and warm stacking support and for all sorts of vessels from liners, oil & gas carriers, tankers and more.

For the past 15 years, GAC has worked with a subcontract agency in Namibia but with its growing oil & gas expertise, lay-up services newly introduced in Namibia and South Africa, and developing cargo trades between the country and other African countries, the group decided that the time was right to expand and establish a stand-alone presence. Managing Director of GAC's South African office, Eric Barnard said:

“The new office gives clients the additional peace of mind that comes from dealing directly with the GAC Group. GAC Namibia is also supported by a dynamic team in South Africa, with vast knowledge of the local industry and the necessary experience to represent our clients and take care of all their requirements in Namibia.”

The formation of GAC Shipping (Namibia) represents the latest stage in the Group’s expansion in Africa. The Group is represented by a network of its own offices or by way of established and constantly monitored agents in nearly 40 other countries throughout the continent.

Photo: The Port of Walvis Bay