June 1 - GAC has launched it own operation in Namibia in response to growing demand from its oil and gas customers and increasing cargo trade between the country and its neighbouring African nations.

GAC has worked with an agent in Namibia for the past 15 years but growing demand has led to the official formation of GAC Shipping (Namibia), said the global logistics provider.

The company will provide a portfolio of ship agency services for vessels calling at the country's ports, from its central office close to the Port of Walvis Bay.

That service package includes bunker fuel supplies, offshore support, dry docking, project logistics and husbandry, as well as lay-up and warm stacking support for all sorts of vessels, including liners, oil and gas carriers, tankers and more.

"GAC Namibia is also supported by a dynamic team in South Africa, with vast knowledge of the local industry and the necessary experience to represent our clients and take care of all their requirements in Namibia," said GAC Namibia managing director Eric Barnard.