GAC UK & GAC Seaforth overcome challenges to deliver cargo to LakeTanganyika, Burundi, for Surestream Petroleum oil exploration.
Independent oil exploration company Surestream Petroleum Ltd, headquartered in Reading, UK, contacted energy sector specialists GAC UK for help with shipping 60 tons of cargo to their seismic operations base on Lake Tanganyika, located to the west of Tanzania and also bordered by Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.
The shipment comprised fabricated steel sections, stores, tools, chemicals, high value seismic equipment and a 10m chase boat. GAC was also appointed as the main agent to air-freight stores to Burundi and for a high-priority task to andfrom Malawi.
A Surestream spokesperson says: "Due to circumstances outside our control, we were quite a challenging customer and we have at all times been grateful for GAC UK's support and responsive communications. GAC UK was selected initially based on cost. However, customer confidence adds value. They delivered on our Burundi Project, despite the complications and datechanges. Throughout the project, GAC UK coordinated the passage of information from various sources and that has been a real source of customer confidence. We look forward to continuing to do business with GAC
UK in the future."