UAE-based GAC Hub Agency has secured a contract with Phillips 66 to support its marine operations in the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, as well as America and Asia Pacific.
Under the three year contract, GAC will manage Phillips 66’s port calls through its vetted agency network, handle disbursements and provide performance reports. The volume of business is expected to be up to 3000 port calls annually.
“Since pioneering the global hub agency concept in the early 1990s, GAC has been helping customers save time and money by simplifying the entire port call management process,” says Lars Hardeland, GAC Hub Agency Centre’s Managing Director. “We look forward to leveraging our extensive agency network, decades of experience and innovative spirit to help Phillips 66 achieve greater efficiencies and improved service levels.”
Meanwhile, as part of its ongoing expansion strategy, GAC Sharjah has opened a new office in the Hamriyah Free Zone to provide a range of integrated shipping, logistics and warehousing services. It was officially inaugurated at a ceremony attended by H.E. Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of the Hamriyah Free Zone Authority; the GAC Group’s Executive Chairman and Trustee, Björn Engblom; GAC Group’s Vice President, Middle East, Fredrik Nyström; and Rajesh Moorjani, General Manager of GAC Sharjah. Moorjani said, “We have been active in the Hamriyah Free Zone since 2017. Since then, we have witnessed strong demand for the services we deliver. The new office will allow us to deliver even better support to our local and international clients, who come primarily from the energy sector.”