GAC to handle all shipping and NVOCC activities nationwide for ODC carrier
Sri Lanka, 04 October 2013 – GAC Sri Lanka has been appointed as the sole authorised agent for multimodal transport operator Sarjak Container lines Pvt (Ltd), handling all their shipping and Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) activities in the country.
Sarjak specialises in the door-to-door transportation of breakbulk and over dimensioned cargo (ODC) operating a fleet of self-owned containers including Super Racks, Flat Racks, Open Top, Hard Top Open Top & GP containers. As Sarjak’s appointed agent, GAC Sri Lanka will provide project logistics and freight forwarding as well as agency services from its offices in Colombo, Galle, Hambantota and Trincomalee, covering all ports in the country. Under the contract, GAC Sri Lanka will be the only authorised agent handling Sarjak cargoes.
Part of the global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group, GAC Sri Lanka has a strong track-record of providing services for ODC and breakbulk shipments, using specialist equipment and CAD-drawing techniques to ensure the careful handling of wide load, oversized and project cargoes via road, rail, air and sea for a wide range of industries.
Capt. Rumi Engineer, Senior President, Sarjak Container Lines Pvt (Ltd), says: “There are great synergies between Sarjak and GAC in terms of our capabilities and the standard of service we deliver to our customers, so they were a natural choice for a partner in Sri Lanka. GAC’s extensive expertise and experience of our industry and its nationwide and worldwide networks will go a long way in helping us to further expand our operations in Sri Lanka and across the Indian Subcontinent.”
Preethilal Fernando, Director/CEO, GAC Sri Lanka, adds: “It is an interesting time in Sri Lanka. We’re witnessing increased demand for over-dimensioned cargo, particularly for the further development of infrastructure throughout the country. By using our network across the country as well as our highly trained and experienced personnel to meet the needs of multimodal operators both locally and globally, we are very well placed to help Sarjak deliver their strategy in Sri Lanka.”
GAC Logistics delivers a complete range of supply chain and logistics solutions worldwide, including air & sea freight, warehousing & distribution, land transportation, project logistics, ship spares logistics and international moving. In Sri Lanka, GAC works with local partner the McLarens Group to provide a diverse range of services for sectors including shipping, logistics, manufacturing and trading.
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.
About GAC Logistics
GAC Logistics meets the global needs of manufacturers, distributors and retailers for efficient supply chain and logistics. Its comprehensive portfolio includes multi-modal freight services, contract logistics, warehousing & distribution, land transportation, ship spares logistics, and international moving.
Experienced in serving diverse sectors including apparel, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), pharmaceutical, automotive parts, electronics, entertainment and energy, GAC Logistics delivers flexible services tailored to the unique needs of each customer.