July 28 - GAC has opened a seventh Brazilian office at São João da Barra in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

The new office covers operations at the Açu Port complex, which currently has ten berths but plans to add another 20 in the future.

GAC Brazil's shipping manager Rodrigo Kill said that Açu Port is expected to become "one of the largest port complexes in Latin America".

"For project logistics, Port Açu is a bright place for development, combining strategic localisation with opportunities for growth," added Jorge Nikulin, project manager for GAC Brazil Logistics.

The GAC branch will offer a range of ship agency and project logistics services.