GAC to offer bunkering services at new Port Elizabeth office

MD says local presence will enable GAC to offer a package of integrated services at the South African port.

GAC will be providing a range of services in Port Elizabeth, including bunkering. Pictured: Eric Barnard, Managing Director for GAC Shipping. Image credit: GAC

Updated on 24 Apr 2018 15:44 GMT

GAC South Africa has opened its fifth branch, in Port Elizabeth, which will be providing a range of services including bunkering.

In a statement, the company explained that it has been serving customers with vessels calling at Port Elizabeth through a sub-agent for more than 10 years, and is now expanding its operations in the region in response to growing demand for GAC's range of shipping, logistics and complementary services.

"Increasing our presence to include Port Elizabeth allows us to offer a complete package of integrated services for all types of business at the port," stated Eric Barnard, Managing Director for GAC Shipping.

"The combined global experience of the GAC Group and our local skills ensures we continue to provide world-class support."

Services provided include ship agency, bunker fuel supplies, husbandry, offshore support, dry-docking and project logistics, as well as lay-ups and repairs for rigs and vessels calling at neighbouring port Ngura (Coega).

GAC Shipping covers all major South African ports, with its head office in Cape Town and branches in Saldanha Bay, Durban, Richards Bay and - now - Port Elizabeth.