GAC Qatar has set up an office at the world’s largest LNG export port, Ras Laffan. It is one of the few companies offering full agency services at the port, which is operated and managed by Qatar Petroleum.
It is the latest expansion of the company, which was established in 1979 and is one of the country's leading providers of shipping, logistics and marine services. Previously, GAC handled operations at Ras Laffan in an OPA (Owners’ Protecting Agency) capacity.
"The Port of Ras Laffan receives nearly 1200 port calls from LNG, LPG and hydrocarbon-carrying vessels yearly," says Daniel Nordberg, General Manager of GAC Qatar.
"This is a market with vast potential and being one of the first ship agencies in the country to enter this market marks exciting times ahead for us.”
The new GAC operations office has a team of ten providing full agency and complementary services for vessels calling at Ras Laffan. Being based on-site puts GAC Ras Laffan in a prime position to serve the needs of customers with round-the-clock operations.
GAC Qatar has more plans in the pipeline, including the development of upstream oil & gas yards in the Port of Ras Laffan to support Field Operators and contractors.