GAC named best ship agent at Seatrade Asia Awards 2010

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GAC announced that it has won the prestigious “Best Ship Agent’ title for the second time at the Seatrade Asia Awards presented in a ceremony at Singapore’s Shangri La Hotel.
The annual event, now in its third year, presents 17 Awards to companies in the Asia shipping industry. It is designed to celebrate and reward excellence and innovation in the maritime sector across the region over the past 12 months. Worldwide, the Seatrade Awards scheme has championed high standards and quality in shipping, as well as issues close to the heart of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The awards recognize achievements made by companies in taking steps to improve maritime safety, strengthen security of ships and port facilities, and protect the environment. The Asia Awards was launched in 2008, where GAC was the recipient of the inaugural ‘Best Ship Agent’ title for the region.
The criteria of the award include customer service and efficiency, as well as the offering of new services.
Bengt Ekstrand, Group Vice President Asia Pacific, at GAC, received the award on behalf of the company.’
He says: “This award is in recognition of the excellence of our shipping services across Asia, in a year that marked a difficult time for many players in this industry. We are grateful to have been able to maintain the high service levels we set for our customers despite the economic downturn, as well as nurture and maintain good mutual relationships with our partners.
‘Despite the challenges, GAC has continued its tradition of innovation throughout 2009. One example of this was the launch of GAC Ship Lay-Up Solutions (GLUS) to offer tailor-made lay-up services for ship owners/managers so they can avoid non-profitable journeys, reduce wear & tear and fuel consumption, and minimise insurance premiums during periods of low demand. GLUS is just one example of the value we attach to innovation and consistency, to serve our customers through thick and thin, and industry recognitions like the Seatrade Asia Awards motivates us further to achieve even more.”

American Journal of Transportation