As part of its ongoing European growth strategy, the GAC Group has opened an office in Gibraltar to provide shipping and logistics support to its global customer base.
GAC Gibraltar offers a full range of ship agency, husbandry and freight services, as well as ship-to-ship transfers and bunkering through GAC Bunker Fuels, to a variety of owners, operators and sectors including the energy industry.
Strategically located at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea, the port of Gibraltar serves as the primary supply point for passing ships. According to the Gibraltar Port Authority, approximately 60,000 vessels transit the Strait of Gibraltar every year, with nearly 240 million gross tonnes of vessel calls in 2018 alone.
Sergio de la Torre, GAC Gibraltar’s Manager, said: “This new office is the latest stage of GAC’s expansion plan to add value to our global services for both existing and new customers. I am proud to represent the GAC Group in this historic and key shipping hub and look forward to working with customers calling here.
“Coming hot on the heels of the opening of GAC Ireland and a four new GAC UK offices, GAC Gibraltar ticks all the global, regional and local boxes for our expansion strategy,” said Ivo Verheyen, Group Vice President, Europe. “It’s another critical step forward towards the goal set out in our five-year plan, Delta21, to achieve global leadership in shipping services and expand our logistics capabilities.
“GAC Gibraltar is perfectly placed to deliver the integrated shipping and logistics services to ships entering or leaving the Mediterranean.”