GAC Dubai and Neil McMaster, General Manager for Contract Logistics, struck gold twice at the inaugural Logistics & Transport Awards: once, for the FMCG Logistics Provider of the Year accolade and again when Neil was named Supply Chain Manager of the Year.
The awards came just months after GAC Dubai received the FMCG Supply Chain of the Year Award for the second year in the Logistics Middle East Awards and a day after the Group won the Transportation & Logistics accolade in The Maritime Standard Awards (story here).
Neil’s award cited his strong organisational and problem-solving skills in managing the GAC’s multi-streamed contract logistics and 3PL operations. Not only has he driven the expansion of GAC’s services and the running of GAC Dubai’s contract logistics operations, he also led the planning, construction and completion of the company’s newest facility - a purpose-built, 45,900 pallet position two-chamber temperature and humidity-controlled contract logistics facility at Dubai South.
Neil said neither award would have been possible without the dedication of his incredible team, the support of the GAC Board and the trust from longstanding customers and partners.
Ronald Lichtenecker, Managing Director of GAC Dubai, added:
“It is particularly fitting that we should celebrate this double success in the same year that celebrates 25 years since the opening of GAC’s first Distribution Centre in Dubai.”
GAC’s flagship Distribution Centre has over 50,000sqm of warehousing space dedicated to food & beverage and other FMCG stock and 1,800sqm 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.
GAC Group has won the Transportation & Logistics title in the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent’s premiere shipping and maritime awards event, The Maritime Standard Awards 2018.
It recognised GAC’s ability to meet customers’ needs across a range of transportation and logistics services. The judges also applauded the Group’s forward-looking application of technology to boost performance and the expansion of its operations throughout the region.
GAC’s portfolio of logistics services includes Contract Logistics, Freight Services, Supply Chain Management, Project Logistics and Ship Spares. These are delivered to industry sectors ranging from FMCG, retail and pharmaceutical to automotive and oil & gas.