Dubai-based GAC extends agency network to Spain

Published September 11th, 2006 - 11:50 GMT

GAC Shipping’s agency network has now expanded to Spain through an alliance agreement with leading ship agent, Aarus Maritima S.A. The GAC-Aarus alliance covers all ports in the Spanish Mainland, Gibraltar Strait, Balearic and Canary Islands and North Africa Dependencies.

Established in 1993, Aarus is a prominent Spanish shipping agency in Tarragona where the largest petrochemical complex in Spain is located. Aarus specialises in providing effective, round-the-clock ship agency services for clients who operate or trade in liquid cargoes.

Commenting on GAC’s latest alliance development, Lars Heisselberg, GAC Group Vice President, Shipping Services said: “GAC and Aarus share the same commitment in identifying and introducing cost effective solutions. Our combined network and resources will put the GAC-Aarus alliance in a strong position to meet the demand for port and ship agency services, particularly in the tramp and liner sectors.”

Francesc Dianez, Aarus’ Managing Director welcomed its alliance with a well-established global organisation like GAC. He commented: “GAC will enhance Aarus’ market coverage and strengthen its ability to offer world class services to the global maritime sector. By sharing our resources in marketing and IT, our clients will benefit from an even more cost effective and reliable operation worldwide.”

The GAC global agency network is an important growth model for the GAC Group involving strategic tie-ups with suitable partners in its target geographical expansion areas. The alliances enhance GAC’s international position as a more integrated and diversified service provider with in-depth local expertise.

GAC’s network agents operations include Australia, Asia, Europe, South and North America and Africa.


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