January 14 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has awarded an exclusive three-year contract to GAC Australia, part of the GAC Group, to serve its vessels and port calls across Australia.

The contract was signed by Mark Austin, managing director of MOL, and Phil Coolican, managing director of GAC Australia, following a rigorous tender process.

"Our extensive operation across Australia is focused on helping MOL to deliver its strategy in Australia and beyond, by providing the highest quality services and working closely with them to make sure that all of their needs are met," said Coolican.

"On the back of this contract and in light of the further growth in demand for GAC's services across Australia, we are investing in further development of our own infrastructure and operations to ensure that we are able to work reflexively to meet the needs of our own customers across the country," he added.

Established in 2007 and headquartered in Sydney, GAC Australia provides a full range of shipping, logistics and marine services covering all ports across the country from its 14 strategically located branch offices.