Monday, January 13, 2014

Logistics Supply Group Signs Deal with Container Shipping and Multimodal Group

Australian Support Contract Awarded to Middle Eastern Based Freight Forwarder
Shipping News Feature

AUSTRALIA – JAPAN – Although we tend to see Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) as a traditional container shipping line, GAC Australia is keen to highlight the fact that the Japanese group is these days a truly multimodal operator, particularly since the Middle Eastern headquartered group has just been has awarded an exclusive three-year contract to serve its vessels and port calls across Australia. GAC, itself a global supplier of logistics and freight forwarding services, won the right to serve MOL following a rigorous tendering process.

GAC points out that MOL is one of the world's largest marine transportation companies, operating a global fleet of more than 900 vessels with an overall capacity of around 66 million deadweight tonnes (DWT) in a fleet which nowadays includes containerships, bulk cargo carriers, car carriers, oil tankers, chemical products carriers, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. The contract was signed by Mark Austin, Managing Director of Mitsui O.S.K Lines Australia (MOL), and Phil Coolican, Managing Director, GAC Australia, who commented:

"This is a highly significant contract for GAC in Australia and we are delighted that MOL have entrusted their fleet to us. Our extensive operation across Australia is focused on helping MOL to deliver their strategy in Australia, and beyond, by providing the highest quality services and working closely with them to make sure that all of their needs are met.

“On the back of this contract and in light of the further growth in demand for GAC’s services across Australia, we are investing in further development of our own infrastructure and operations to ensure that we are able to work reflexively to meet the needs of our customers across the country.”

Photo: GAC Pindar has joined forces with Team Australia, the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup, for this year’s Extreme Sailing Series crewed by a new all-Aussie team.