Release Date: 05 October 2006
Release ID: 970
GAC Marine Logistics (GML) has expanded its Asia base in Singapore to meet rising customer demand for time-definite ship spares delivery to locations around the world.
The expansion of the GML regional office for Asia combines the expertise of the existing GAC Singapore ship spares team, handling locally-based business, with that of GML, which caters to Asia-based owners and ship management companies sourcing globally.
"This consolidation exercise is a natural step towards achieving greater synergy and operational efficiency," says Chris Steibelt, Managing Director for GML.
The streamlined process under GML Asia offers significant benefits for clients, including a single point of contact for all ship spares requirements as well as access to a wider range of services from local collection and customs clearance all the way through to offshore delivery and warehousing.
Dedicated resources for Asia market
Singapore is considered the ideal base for GML’s growth across Asia due to its role as an important market for procurement and delivery of spares.
"Doubling our resources to 14 professionals in the team marks our commitment to provide specialised door-to-deck solution to the region," adds Steibelt.
That team is led by Kenneth Bybjerg, formerly Logistics Manager for GAC Singapore. He brings with him 15 years of management experience in logistics and shipping arena from Scandinavia, Middle East and Asia. As the newly appointed GML Director for Asia, Bybjerg’s immediate priorities are to reinforce the GML brand and promote its specialised ship spares supply chain solutions to the Asia-based shipping community, as well to enhance the overall operational efficiency of the team.
This latest development is part of GAC Marine Logistics expansion in strategic locations, which saw the addition of Mumbai to the network in May this year.
Since its establishment in 2003, the company has enjoyed a successful up-take with revenues sustaining year on year increases. The first half of 2006 has seen an 86% increase in revenue compared to the same period in 2005.
GML now boasts a workforce of nearly 30. To maintain the momentum, the company is now looking at augmenting its network of sales office in Hong Kong and Europe.
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