GAC Expands its Sri Lanka Offshore Ship Supply Operation

GAC
Thursday, August 09, 2012

As the demand for ship supply services off the island of Sri Lanka grows, so too has GAC Sri Lanka.

The company has moved into new, bigger premises at Galle and Trincomaleeand opened a new branch in Hambantota to accommodate increased maritime activities and better meet its customers' needs.

Director/Chief Executive Officer Preethilal Fernando says: "The strategic location of Galle Port at the southern tip of the country offers an
excellent base for offshore ship supply services. Demand for such services is set to grow as the government opens up more areas for oil and gas exploration. The call for more LPG imports and exports of clean products in the Indian Subcontinent has also resulted in a rise in the demand for ship-to-ship transfer services.

"Furthermore, there has been an increase in the movement of security personnel at Galle due to growing concerns about sea crime in the Indian Ocean. It is to better cater to the increased demand that we moved to our new, bigger base in Galle."

The new office, located near the new highway connecting Galle and Colombo, has helped to reduce the transfer time between the port and Colombo airport by more than three hours. Its close proximity to the local authorities also helps reduce clearance times.

Its operations are supported by GAC's own fleet of vehicles, including environmentally-friendly hybrid cars, as well as a fleet of steel hulled, fully air-conditioned launches, which operates round-the-clock to manage crew changes, deliver spares, provisions and mail, and to respond to emergency situations.

The company now operates from all Sri Lankan ports.


 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter April 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Allcargo Groups Subsidiaries as ECU Worldwide

ECU Line, Econocaribe and China Consolidators undergoes rebranding to build a Global Brand Connect   India’s integrated logistics solution provider Allcargo Logistics

Damen Opens US Office

Damen Shipyards Group has announced the opening of a new branch office in Houston, Texas. This expansion, under the name of Damen North America, meets the increasing

French PM: Aussie Subs to be built in Australia

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday he was committed to building all of a new Australian submarine fleet in Australia, apparently contradicting the

Ports

Northwest Seaport Alliance Joins Green Marine

The Northwest Seaport Alliance has signed on to participate in Green Marine, North America’s largest voluntary environmental certification program for the maritime industry.

Abu Dhabi Ports Reports Q1 Volume Surge

Abu Dhabi’s RoRo volumes up 31 percent; general and bulk cargo increases 13 percent; container cargo edges up 5 percent   Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer,

Asia-N.Europe Box Rates Jump 170 pct

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe jumped 170 percent to $732 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended on Friday,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0882 sec (11 req/sec)