GAC Qatar claims that it is one of the few companies that offers full agency services at the port (operated by Qatar Petroleum), and that this signifies the latest expansion of the company.
The General Manager of GAC Qatar, Daniel Nordberg, said: “The Port of Ras Laffan receives nearly 1200 port calls from LNG, LPG and hydrocarbon-carrying vessels yearly.
"This is a market with vast potential and being one of the first few ship agencies in the country to enter this market marks exciting times ahead for us.”
The GAC Group Vice President for the Middle East, Fredrik Nystrom, added: “Once again, GAC’s proven track record of excellence puts us at the forefront of the industry, at a time when agency work at this important port is opening up to the private sector.”
The new operations office is manned by a 10-man team dedicated to providing full agency and complementary services for vessels calling at the port. In the statement, GAC Qatar added that it has further plans for the future, including the development of upstream oil and gas yards in the Port of Ras Laffan to support field operators and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors.
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