GAC USA, Wightman Shipping Join Forces

Friday, July 29, 2011

GAC USA has formed an alliance with Wightman Shipping Co. in the United States of America (USA). Operating as GAC-Wightman Shipping, the collaboration offers shipping services across North-eastern and Mid-Atlantic ports in Philadelphia, New York and Baltimore. 
Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wightman Shipping was established in 1983. In addition to ship agency, it provides specialised services such as spares delivery, crew changes and bunker supplies etc.
“Tapping into GAC’s global network, this agreement provides us with the capability of handling existing and prospective clients at ports around the world,” commented David Wightman, owner of Wightman Shipping. “This positive action has the full support of Wightman’s existing customer base.”
Bob Bandos, the President & CEO of GAC Shipping (USA) Inc, celebrated this alliance: “Our strong relationship with Wightman Shipping brings together two great companies to strengthen our presence in the Port of Philadelphia with the addition of their diverse customer base. At the same time, we can better meet the needs of existing GAC’s clients in the region.” 
An industry veteran with three decades of experience, David Wightman will drive GAC-Wightman Shipping business further as Director, including growing its dry cargo market-share at the port. He is supported by Operations Manager, Steve Clark who will oversee the shipping operations to ensure fast and efficient turnaround for clients.


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