Local customers will include visiting superyachts
Global maritime agency, logistics and services business, GAC Group, has opened a branch in Gibraltar where visiting superyachts will feature among its local customer base.
This latest branch in the GAC global network, is part of the group’s ongoing European growth strategy. 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 Ltd, to a variety of owners, operators and marine sectors.
Strategically-located at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea, Gibraltar’s port acts as a primary supply point for passing ships including many superyachts which call in to take on fuel and other supplies. According to the Gibraltar Port Authority, approximately 60,000 vessels transit the Strait of Gibraltar every year, with nearly 240m GT of vessel calls in 2018 alone.
Sergio de la Torre, GAC Gibraltar’s manager, says: “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,” says 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 GAC is known for to ships entering or leaving the Mediterranean,” he added.