Port Wings News Network:
The list of industry accolades won by the GAC Group has grown again after it won two categories at the prestigious Lloyd’s Loading List Global Freight Awards.
SPECIALIST LOGISTICS SUPPORT
GAC Pindar’s marine sport, leisure and event logistics know-how earned it the Specialist Freight Solutions Provider of the Year prize over stiff competition from five other finalists. The company provides specialist logistics support to sailing events like the Volvo Ocean Race, the America’s Cup and the Extreme Sailing Series as well as individual customers in the yachting sector.
The award was accepted by GAC Pindar’s Operations Manager Beth King, who says: “It is wonderful to receive such recognition, especially at a time when we are ‘all hands on deck’ taking care of the logistics needs of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race as the yachts head down to the third stopover in Cape Town. This win is a validation of all our efforts, both for such large clients and for smaller customers with very specific needs.”
PROJECT/HEAVYLIFT FORWARDER OF THE YEAR
GAC’s second win of the evening was in the Project/Heavylift Forwarder of the Year category, in acknowledgement of GAC’s performance in the demanding field of project logistics. It is the second time the GAC Group has won the award.
“It’s a real testament to the hard work of our project logistics people to have their efforts rewarded once more,” says Group Sales Director Neil Godfrey, who accepted the award. “Our seamless mega moves cover a wide range – from the world’s biggest underwater restaurant to multi-origin mega shipments destined for an oil field in the Northern Caspian.”