GAC Shipping names new marketing managers for the Americas

Published April 5th, 2009 - 06:45 GMT

GAC Shipping has appointed Ana Silveira as its new Marketing Manager for Central & South America and Darren Martin as Senior Marketing Manager for North America with immediate effect.

A graduate of the State University of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, with a Bachelor degree in International Transportation and Trade, Silveira is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English. She joined GAC immediately after graduation, as a Hub Coordinator in Houston, responsible for monitoring port calls for hub customers such as Chevron, BG, Euronav and Tanker Pacific.

Silveira remains in Houston for her new post, in which she is responsible for the promotion of GAC’s global ship agency and related services to existing and potential customers throughout Central and South America.

She reports to Neil Godfrey, GAC Shipping’s Group Sales Director, who says: “We are very pleased that Ana has agreed to take up this new challenge. Central and South America is a large area and it is exciting to now have resources dedicated to promoting GAC Shipping to the developing maritime and trading community across the region. As a graduate of Fort Schuyler, with practical agency experience and speaking the local languages fluently, Ana is ideally qualified to expand GAC’s customer base in her appointed sales territory.”

Darren Martin, who was until now responsible for GAC Shipping’s sales and account management across the entire Americas region, has been appointed Senior Marketing Manager.

Neil Godfrey adds: “Darren has done a fantastic job covering a massive area since he arrived in Houston in late 2003. With a newly defined sales territory of USA, Canada and the Caribbean, he will now be able to devote more time to applying his skills and experience in developing our important customer base in North America.”

About the GAC Group
GAC managers and staff emphasise human dignity as a core value in their operating philosophy. They value long-term relationships with business partners, customers and suppliers and seek win-win solutions to the challenges of modern business. GAC’s 8,000 people are found in more than 300 offices worldwide and speak more than 100 languages. Headquartered in Dubai, the Group is local in action and global in attitude.

Since its establishment by Swedish transport interests in 1956, GAC has grown to become a leading global provider of shipping, logistics, marine and related services. For more information, visit

About GAC Shipping
GAC Shipping is a global leader in ship and hub agency services. It represents more than 3,500 Principals and handles more than 50,000 vessels annually. In addition to ship/ hub agency services, GAC Shipping is an experienced provider of bunker supplies, ship-to-ship transfers (with GAC Marine), canal transits and ship supply services. It also acts as correspondent for most international group P&I clubs.



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