GAC to provide port and ship agency services for more than 1, 500 port calls annually across Australia
Australia, 13 January 2014 – Multi-modal transport operator Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) has awarded an exclusive three-year contract to serve its vessels and port calls across Australia to GAC Australia, part of the global shipping, logistics and marine service provider GAC Group. The contract was signed by Mark Austin, Managing Director of Mitsui O.S.K Lines Australia (MOL), and Phil Coolican, Managing Director, GAC Australia, following a rigorous tender process.
MOL is one of the world’s largest marine transportation companies, operating a global fleet of more than 900 vessels with an overall capacity of around 66 million deadweight tons (DWT). That fleet includes containerships, bulk cargo carriers, car carriers, oil tankers, chemical products carriers, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.
Phil Coolican adds: “This is a highly significant contract for GAC in Australia and we are delighted that MOL have entrusted their fleet to us. Our extensive operation across Australia is focused on helping MOL to deliver their strategy in Australia, and beyond, by providing the highest quality services and working closely with them to make sure that all of their needs are met.”
“On the back of this contract and in light of the further growth in demand for GAC’s services across Australia, we are investing in further development of our own infrastructure and operations to ensure that we are able to work reflexively to meet the needs of our customers across the country.” He further commented.
Established in 2007, GAC Australia provides a full range of shipping, logistics and marine services covering all ports across the country from 14 strategically located branch offices and its national headquarters in Sydney.
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.