Worldwide, 18 September 2013 – The expansion of GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd (GBFL) global network continues with the opening of a new dedicated office in India and the appointment of an additional trader in Singapore.
The opening of the Cochin office reflects the company’s commitment to operational excellence in the Indian Subcontinent, where the company is already represented by a team based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Shipping veteran Captain Sathya Chandrashekar has been appointed to run the new Cochin operation.
GBFL’s Global Director Nick Browne says that despite the challenges the Indian economy currently faces, the country remains an important strategic shipping location and is likely to become more attractive for vessels seeking bunker fuel supplies as bureaucracy is reduced and prices come down.
He adds: “GAC has a significant ship agency presence at India’s ports, and our agency offices have long been generating enquiries for us. That gives us a good foundation on which to build the GBFL presence in India from which to handle growing demand.”
Strong in Singapore
Further east, in the one of the world’s biggest bunker ports, experienced trader Dave Goh has joined Steve Chen at the GBFL Asia Pacific base in Singapore. He brings to his new role 17 years of shipping experience, including four years in international bunker trade working with blue chip customers, and strong relationships with local suppliers in the region, and will help drive the company’s further growth in the burgeoning Asian market.
The GBFL network of dedicated offices also includes teams in the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, UK, Norway, Egypt, Brazil and the USA, all working to provide smooth speedy coordination of quality IFO, MGO and MD and lubricants from carefully selected suppliers who meet internationally approved standards.
GAC Bunker Fuels is an ISO 9001 certified company with a strong focus on business excellence, quality control and strict supplier vetting procedures. The company has developed strong relationships with trustworthy suppliers worldwide, enabling them to offer competitive prices with flexible credit lines.
Everything GAC Bunker Fuels does is in strict adherence to the GAC Group’s Code of Ethics and Compliance policy.
For more information about GAC Bunker Fuels go to: www.gac.com/bunkers
About GAC Group
GAC is a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services. Emphasising world-class performance, a long-term approach, innovation, ethics and a strong human touch, GAC delivers a flexible and value-adding portfolio to help customers achieve their strategic goals.
Established since 1956, GAC employs over 10, 000 people in more than 300 offices worldwide