GAC to deliver UN aid to Iraq

Published April 2nd, 2003 - 02:00 GMT

As appointed agents for the UN World Food Program (WFP), shipping agent and logistics service provider, GAC has been working alongside the world's largest food aid organization to deliver much needed food and humanitarian aid to Iraq via sea and road networks. 

 

GAC has recently sent emergency service vehicles to Jordan and is in the process of sending specialized UN support vehicles to Kuwait. GAC Dubai's Dry Cargo Department, headed by Business Manager Ken Dinnadge is actively coordinating and handling WFP's shipping activities, both incoming and re-export, as well as other cargo projects into Iraq via Dubai. 

 

Dubai Port Authority Officials stated that they were working closely with major shipping and logistics agencies such as GAC to ensure that all humanitarian efforts to assist the war torn region were successful.  

 

WFP estimates that close to 10 million people in Iraq will need food aid within weeks of military action and 60 percent of Iraq's 24 million citizens have been reliant upon the UN oil-for-food program for their food.  

 

Providing services to the shipping industry is the core of GAC's business. GAC represents the interests of over 3,500 Principals worldwide and in 2002 attended to more than 21,000 vessels. GAC is the local shipping agent with strong local partners and an international reputation, operating with offices on five continents. — (menareport.com) 

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