By Daniel Canty
The marine logistics firm has opened its first European office in the shadow of the busy port.
GAC Marine Logistics (GML), a Dubai-based global provider of logistics services for ship spares and marine parts, has set up its first European office in Rotterdam as part of ongoing expansion plans.
"Rotterdam is considered the logical base for GML's growth across Europe due to its strategic position for both procurement and delivery of ship spares," said Chris Steibelt, GML managing director.
As one of the world's largest ports, Rotterdam's diverse range of maritime activities creates demand for specialised ship services.
"Setting an operational base in the heart of Europe is the latest phase of our global expansion. Having a presence in Rotterdam will facilitate speedier response time and delivery of personalised services in coordinating ship spares movements. This new development promises to add to GML's highly-reputed seamless door-to-deck delivery offering even better service for ships passing through the Middle East," explained Steibelt.
The development marks GML's first footprint in Europe, and is part of its overall effort create greater synergies and bolster its services to the international shipping community.
Having established presence in Dubai, Singapore, Mumbai and Houston, the company is looking at augmenting its global network in other key locations in Europe and Asia.