GAC Netherlands, Ltd. has opened a Logistics and Maritime Service Center to increase efficiency, improve customer services and bring its ship spares logistics and freight forwarding operations under one roof at a new 6,500 square metre office and warehouse complex in Pernis, Rotterdam.

Europe’s busiest port and the 4th largest in the world, Rotterdam covers 10,500 hectares and is 40 kilometers in length. GAC Netherlands’ new premises are strategically located at the heart of the port, in the Distriport Benelux area, enabling it to take full advantage of nearby motorway connections and harbours, with direct waterway and railway connections.

The new facility is headed by Managing Director Ries Hoogenboezem, previously MD of GAC-OBC Netherlands, with offices in Rotterdam and Vlissingen (Flushing). The Ships Spares arm, GAC Marine Logistics, was formerly based in Spijkenisse, also in Rotterdam.

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“There were clear synergies within the previous GAC-OBC logistics services and GAC Marine Logistics (GML) operations,” says Ries. “GAC Netherlands Ltd brings the benefits of both operations together at Pernis to take full advantage of our experience, strong partnerships and the global GAC brand to enable us to raise the bar in terms of customer service.”

GAC’s Regional Logistics Manager, Gunnar Lundgren, adds: “Even in the current economic climate, GAC continues to expand its presence in Europe. GAC Netherlands is the latest in a string of new office openings including Lille, Warsaw, Moscow, Oslo and Almaty and Aktau (Kazakhstan).”