GAC, GETMA make West Africa agency pact
The GAC Shipping global agency network has formed an alliance agreement with West Africa’s GETMA International to provide ship agency and logistics services to all types of general, bulk, roll-on/roll-off, tanker, and tramp cargo vessels. Container lines and markets are excluded from the agreement.
The GAC-GETMA alliance covers all Francophone countries in West Africa including Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Togo and Mauritania.
“GAC and GETMA International have been working together for the past 10 years so this alliance is a natural development,” said Lars Heisselberg, GAC Group vice president, shipping services. “Our closer ties and GETMA’s extensive local knowledge will enable us to develop new offshore support services in the rapidly growing West African market and provide a strong complement to GAC's existing operations in the continent.'
Jean-Fran'ois Ollivier, general manager of GETMA International, said: “GAC’s global presence will enhance GETMA’s market coverage and international profile as well as gives us the opportunity to develop joint logistics services to and from any new areas.'
GAC’s global agency network also includes: Alstons (Trinidad & Tobago), Aarus (Spain), OBC Shipping (United Kingdom), Unipros (South Korea), Kudrat Maritime (Malaysia), Wilford & McKay (Panama), Vensport (Venezuela); Ultramar Network (Argentina, Chile, Peru and Uruguay); Ukranian Maritime Agency (Ukraine), Wilson & Sons (Brazil), and Seaforth (East Africa).