Monday, September 21, 2015

Logistics Group Expands Shipping Services with Waste Water and Hygiene Management

Cargo and Other Vessels to Benefit
Shipping News Feature

UAE – WORLDWIDE – The global logistics outfit GAC has ventured into numerous facets of the maritime trade and has now expanded its range of integrated services to shipping in the Middle East by forming a joint venture with the Clearvac Group to provide air hygiene and waste water management solutions in the UAE. The newly formed Dubai-based GAC- Clearvac operation will serve offshore platforms, cruise ships, superyachts, commercial cargo ships and other vessels operating regionally.

Clearvac specialises in air hygiene, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) services, duct work cleaning and maintenance, fire risk removal and compliance, waste water management solutions, descaling of onboard vacuum toilet systems and marine wastewater installations - serving the oil and gas, offshore, cruise and yacht sectors. Its non-hazardous products and non-intrusive techniques effectively remove hard scale deposits and return pipework to as new condition with no disruption to passengers or crew. The Clearvac Group’s Managing Director, David Salter said:

“Through this strategic partnership with GAC, an established name in the Middle East, we are now offering our vast expertise in onboard air hygiene and waste water management to a region which plays a key role in global vessel traffic and trade. We look forward to extending GAC-Clearvac’s services to a dynamic and growing customer base in the region.”

The partners claim their clients will benefit from greater operational efficiency as a result of reduced downtime for the maintenance of on board systems. Air quality, hygiene and fire risk removal systems also help deliver health and safety compliance and certification, particularly for older vessels using gravity-based systems instead of vacuum technology.

The formation of GAC-Clearvac extends the hygiene company’s reach into the Middle East regional market through GAC’s well-established regional network. GAC in turn adds further value to its portfolio of support services for vessels at the UAE’s busy ports. Goran Eriksson, General Manager of Shipping Services at GAC Dubai commented:

“This represents the next step in the evolution of our service portfolio of turnkey solutions for clients in the region, helping them minimise potential downtime for vessels operating in Middle Eastern waters. All GAC-Clearvac services meet the same high standards GAC sets for all its activities, and are built on Clearvac’s expertise in European and American markets. All cleaning operations are non-hazardous, and the chemicals used are environmentally friendly.”