GAC merges its UK operations

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Global shipping, logistics and marine services group GAC has merged its UK operations to better meet clients’ needs.

Shipping services company GAC-OBC, with more than 20 offices throughout the UK, becomes GAC Shipping (UK) Ltd, alongside GAC Logistics (UK) Ltd, GAC’s UK freight forwarding arm. In-house travel agency, GAC-OBC Business Travel, is rebranded as GAC Travel Ltd.

Former Managing Director of GAC-OBC, Peter Cole, has been appointed MD of the three companies, and sees the new structure as a major benefit for both national and international clients:

“We operate in a world where customers want more integrated service packages and the cost benefits that come with them,” he said. “I expect the new GAC organisation in the UK to be able to provide unique service options for our clients, from the Shetland Isles to Bournemouth and all stops in between.”

Cole said the linkage to GAC’s global shipping and logistic networks gave the company added strength and financial resources to develop local operations for international clients.