Friday, June 11, 2010

New Brazil Shipping And Logistics Office for GAC

Port Agency Operation in Rio
Shipping News Feature

BRAZIL – Dubai headquartered GAC, global logistics and shipping group have opened establish its latest port agency operation, with its coordination office at Rio de Janeiro. The port office will liaise with its agents to offer a wide range of port agency services, husbandry services, crew changes, medical assistance and provisions at all major Brazilian ports.

“We operate in a world where clients want more integrated service packages and the savings that comes out of it. GAC Brazil aims to provide differentiated shipping and logistics services to its principals and clients, which will guarantee the maximum efficiency in our services for shipping and logistics business, “says Rodrigo De Marco, GAC Brazil Managing Director.

Brazil’s mineral and agriculture exports are rapidly growing and GAC believe the new operation offers an attractive and reliable alternative to the country’s often-fragmented local agency market whilst being complemented by the group’s full range of logistics services that includes air, sea, road, ship spares and project cargo logistics, customs clearance and bonded warehousing.

The company also meets the needs of the burgeoning energy sector for mobilization, demobilization, offshore support and crew transfers, as well as sectors like dry bulk, general cargo, tankers and Ro-Ro. And for door-to-deck delivery of parts, its designated ships spares logistics department provides nationwide coverage.

“Establishing a ship agency under our own name in Brazil is a natural step for GAC, to serve both our existing customers in the country and to attract new business,” says Robert Olsson, General Manager, Shipping Services, GAC Brazil. “Growth potential in Brazil is boundless. In the long term I expect GAC to become a strong player in this market. The GAC team has the network, knowledge and contacts to be the first choice for ship owners and charterers active in Brazil.”