Essberger Tankers inks GAC agency deal

Sep 14 2018

Under a new agreement, GAC is to handle between 600-800 port calls a year for Essberger Tankers’fleet of vessels, which carry a wide range of high-grade chemicals in the Scandinavian region.

This deal comes after more than 20 years of managing Essberger’s port calls in Finland. GAC’s ability to deliver the same level of support from its expanding network of offices in Sweden, Denmark and Norway was a key factor in the contract being agreed.  sealed.


The benefits of improved business processes are already evident, the company claimed and continuous review will ensure GAC maintains its levels of support to give Essberger the most cost-effective and efficient ship agency operations.


Peter Österman, GAC’s Scandinavian commercial manager, said: “This contract with Essberger is testament to the breadth of support GAC can provide in the area, and is a clear sign that our strategy of staff investment, continuous improvement and a wide network of offices is working.


“Essberger Tankers are known for their first-rate service and they demand the same from their suppliers. GAC is proud and privileged to be appointed their ship agency partner throughout Scandinavia,”he said.


GAC UK has also announced the appointment of four General Managers to strengthen its core services and commercial focus.


Herman Jorgensen, Managing Director of GAC UK, said: “Each of the General Managers brings a wealth of experience to their respective role. The new structure evidences our commitment to providing the best possible products and service to the oil, gas and renewables, shipping, freight, marine leisure and events sectors we serve and heralds in an exciting new era for GAC UK.”


Jeremy Troughton has been brought in  continue to grow the GAC Pindar marine leisure business and to develop the company’s growth in new associated sectors and events.


General Manager - Shipping is Wynne Raymond. Based in GAC UK’s Grangemouth, Scotland, headquarters, he has been with GAC for five years. In addition to continuing to build relationships with GAC UK’s key clients, his focus is on increasing the company’s geographic footprint, as well as growing market share in the tanker and other sectors, including terminal and marine services.


General Manager – Oil, Gas and Renewables (OGR) is  Adrian Henry who has worked with GAC UK for 17 years, the last four of which as manager of the OGR team, based in the Shetland Islands.


Mark Horton has been appointed general manager- freight services based in Manchester.


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