GAC Qatar has set up an office at the world’s largest LNG export port, Ras Laffan. It claims it is one of the few companies offering full agency services at the port, which is operated and managed by Qatar Petroleum. Previously, GAC handled operations at Ras Laffan in an OPA (Owners’ Protecting Agency) capacity.
“The Port of Ras Laffan receives nearly 1200 port calls from LNG, LPG and hydrocarbon-carrying vessels yearly,” notes Daniel Nordberg, general manager of GAC Qatar. “This is a market with vast potential and being one of the first few ship agencies in the country to enter this market marks exciting times ahead for us.”
The new GAC operations office is manned by a team of ten persons, dedicated to providing full agency and complementary services for vessels calling at Ras Laffan. Looking to the future, GAC Qatar says it plans the development of upstream oil and gas yards in the Port of Ras Laffan to support field operators and EPC contractors.