For the second consecutive year, GAC Dubai has been named the FMCG Supply Chain of the Year in the illustrious Logistics Middle East Awards. The 2018 award, like last year’s, is for the company’s outstanding service to the Middle East’s busy Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector.
The win recognises the procedures, training and technology deployed by GAC Dubai to ensure a seamless, safe and efficient cold chain and consistent commitment to providing top-notch supply chain management services to the sector.
The accolade was accepted by Neil McMaster, General Manager of Contract Logistics.
“Fast-moving industries like food and beverages demand speed, accuracy and quick responses. GAC Dubai has, once again, proven its abilities to meet all these and more. This award is a recognition of the team work, commitment and innovative spirit that have long been the hallmark of GAC.”
― Neil McMaster, General Manager - Contract Logistics, GAC Dubai
Fredrik Nyström, GAC Group Vice President for the Middle East, adds: “To be awarded this prestigious accolade once more is a true reflection of our consistent efforts and drive to maintain our industry-leading position in the region. We will continue to deliver quality and value-added services to help our customers deliver their strategic goals.”
GAC has been a pioneer in FMCG supply chain management in the Middle East for a quarter of a century. It opened the Middle East’s first Distribution Centre in Dubai in 1993 and today, the 103,000m² GAC Logistics Park in the Jebel Ali Free Zone remains one of the largest and most advanced in the region. The flagship Distribution Centre has over 50,000m² of warehousing space dedicated to food & beverage and other FMCG cargo and 1,800m² of purpose-built food grade and general Value Added Services (VAS) facilities.
Its newest contract logistics facility, at Dubai South, is now operational and brings the company’s total capacity in the Emirate to more than 170,000 pallet positions serving local and regional customers.
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has recognised GAC Dubai’s Protection & Indemnity (P&I) team for its effective and efficient response to maritime emergencies and contribution to maritime safety within the Emirate’s territorial waters.
A token of appreciation was presented to the GAC P&I team headed by Regional Manager P&I – Middle East Region, Meena Mathews following a major incident in which 56 containers were lost overboard in rough weather. Fast action and attention to detail were required from all parties, including GAC, which was involved throughout the entire search and recovery operation.
Meena says close cooperation between GAC and all involved parties, including government entities and the salvage company, was key to the successful and efficient recovery of all containers.