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GAC Sri Lanka to use Port of Hambantota to receive new boats

Aug 14, 2011 11:48:31 PM - www.ft.lk

GAC renowned as the world’s No. 1 Global Ship Agency and Off Shore Marine Service provider has decided to use Sri Lanka’s newest and the strategically located Port of Hambantota for their Shipping & Marine activities.

Penguine Pride” and “Penguine Endeavour” which will be renamed as “Yaanik” and “Johanna” are being loaded on to “Beluga Singapore” in Singapore

GAC Sri Lanka is a joint venture between GAC Sweden and McLarens the Sri Lanka’s largest Shipping Agency house. GAC pioneered the marine activities off Port of Galle 15 years ago and has now established as a world class off shore Marine service provider serving many ship operators with larger number of vessels attracted to Galle. GAC plans are currently underway to develop Hambantota Port activities where a number of unique facilities are available.
Three new specially built crew/supply boats will join the current fleet in Sri Lanka’s southern waters and GAC has contracted to transport two of these boats on “Beluga Singapore” a specialised heavy lift carrier to Hambantota which is scheduled to call in mid-August whilst the third boat is expected in Colombo from Netherlands around 3rd week of August.
This will be the first specialised cargo discharge operation to be carried out at Hambantota and GAC is proud to be the first to operate at this unique Port of Hambantota. Incidentally GAC handled the first bunker barge at the inauguration of the Port of Hambantota.
GAC, which was established in 1956, has over 350 offices worldwide with over 9,000 employees providing Shipping, Marine and Logistics services to over 3,500 world-wide customers handling over 50,000 ship calls per year. GAC provides specialised services to Oil and Gas industry through a group of experts. GAC Sri Lanka was appointed by CAIRN Lanka who is carrying out the Oil exploration activities in the Mannar basin for the first time in Sri Lanka, as their logistics service provider. GAC also provides the logistics services to several contractors of CAIRN Lanka.
GAC maintains a very high level of health, safety, security and environmental (HSSE) standard and have their own dedicated unique software systems to support its services. GAC is also an ISO 9001 certified company.
With its dedicated, professional & experienced staff, GAC markets their bundle of services with a tag-will deliver our services “wherever you go”.

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