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GAC boosts presence in the Baltic region with strategic acquisition

September 2 - The GAC Group has strengthened its Baltic Sea region coverage with the acquisition of leading Finnish ship agent John Nurminen Navis (JNN). The company has been rebranded as GAC-Nurminen Navis.

JNN is the leading ship agency in Finland and handles annually up to 3,000 ship calls at all major Finnish commercial seaports, directly through its Helsinki head office as well as local offices in Porvoo, Kotka, Turku, Naantali and Rauma and the company's network of sub-agencies.

Headquartered in Dubai, GAC is a significant operator of heavylift and project cargo services with a wide variety of sectors serviced including oil and gas, pulp and paper, automotive, construction, power and energy and aid shipments.

The addition of Finland to the GAC network boosts the Group's growing presence in the region since its majority stake acquisition of Ole R Olsen in Norway in 2007, followed by an alliance formed with Pole Position in Spitsbergen last year and the opening of new offices in Bergen and Sandnessjoen during 2010.

That strong presence in the region enables GAC to meet a growing range of client needs, particularly those in the oil and gas sector where the search for new sources is continuing to progress further north.

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Marine insurance: Reducing costs and capacity

September 19 - Marine insurance providers are commoditising their products in order to reduce costs. The result, according to the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI), is a loss of expertise.
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Zeaborn forms JV with MPC

September 18 - Zeaborn Group has formed a joint venture with MPC Capital Group to handle the chartering and commercial management of a fleet of more than 160 container and bulk carriers.
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DHL strengthens network in Middle East and Africa

September 18 - DHL Industrial Projects is opening a centre of excellence (COE) in Dubai as well as offices in Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya and Turkey to coordinate complex logistics projects in the Middle East and Africa.
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ALE plans Swedish branch

September 18 - ALE will open an office in Sweden during the last quarter of 2019 as it looks to expand its operations in Scandinavia.
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