Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Freight Operation For Bahamas

GAC Join Up with Local Shipping Agency
Shipping News Feature

BAHAMAS – Middle East based logistics specialist GAC has formed an alliance with Bahamian agency Elnet Maritime Co. Ltd., which will commence operations on the 1st March under the name GAC-Elnet. Elnet Maritime was only formed in 2008 as a freight vessel support agency offering full service from ships spares to Customs clearance and bunker services.

Elnet’s growing reputation suited GAC when they were investigating the expansion of their services in the region, particularly for their oil industry clients. One of the key reasons GAC decided to expand its presence in the Bahamas was an expected rise in the demand for agency services, partly arising from an anticipated increase in use of the South Riding Point crude storage and transhipment terminal on Grand Bahamas, to supply refineries in the USA with crude oil and feedstock.

Kumar Ganesan, Business Manager at GAC’s Houston Hub Agency Centre says:

“The local expertise and experience of Elnet Maritime to ensure the best front-line handling of all operational matters are complemented by the resources of GAC’s Global Hub Services to make a reliable service to all our principals in the Bahamas.”