GAC wins Logistics category in MEISC Awards for third time in four years

Global shipping, marine and logistics services provider GAC has won the Logistics category in the Middle East & Indian Subcontinent (MEISC) Awards for the third time in four years. Its success in the 2013 Awards repeats the company’s achievement in 2010 and 2011.

Lloyd’s List is the leading daily newspaper for the maritime industry covering all sectors of the shipping world including Tankers, Containers, Ports and Dry Bulk. Its MEISC Awards celebrate maritime achievements in the Middle East and South East Asia.

Lars Bergstrom, GAC’s Group Vice President – Middle East said, “We are delighted to be among the winners on these prestigious awards again. The Middle East and Indian Subcontinents are key markets for us, and GAC is committed to providing excellent logistical support to clients and creating tailored solutions for specific needs.”

Andrew Leach, GAC’s Group Vice President – Indian Subcontinent, added, “Our success comes from our commitment to work as partners with clients to provide solutions that have a real positive impact on their revenue and business. Winning the MEISC Logistics Award was only possible with the dedication, skills, market intelligence and local connection of our regional teams.”

Notable projects handled over the past year include:
•GAC Bahrain and GAC Saudi Arabia beating the challenges of limited infrastructure to deliver 212 tonnes of cargo to a deep water rig in Duba, Saudi Arabia;
•GAC India helping a key client slash delivery cycle times by 40%;
•GAC Pakistan working with port authorities to facilitate in-port loading for a vessel returning support boats weighing 1500 MT each to China;
•GAC India seamlessly relocated goods from a remote hill station, accessible only via steep roads, to the UK.