Essberger Tankers Sign Deal with GAC
Chemical tanker operator Essberger Tankers has signed a ship agency deal with GAC throughout Scandinavia. Under the agreement, GAC will handle an estimated 600-800 port calls a year for Essberger’s fleet of vessels carrying a wide range of high-grade chemicals.
The deal comes after more than 20 years of GAC managing Essberger’s port calls in Finland. The shipping and logistics service provider’s ability to deliver the same level of support from its expanding network of offices in Sweden, Denmark and Norway was a key factor in the deal being sealed.
Peter Österman, GAC’s Commercial Manager in Scandinavia, said, “This contract with Essberger is testament to the breadth of support GAC can provide in the area, and is a clear sign that our strategy of staff investment, continuous improvement and a wide network of offices is working.”
Since the acquisition of Norway’s oldest ship agency, Ole R. Olsen (established in 1845) in 2007, GAC has expanded its presence in Scandinavia by acquiring several businesses throughout the region: Transweco, JoShip and the agency arm of Ivar Lundh & Co AB in Sweden, John Nurminen Navis Oy in Finland and the shipping subsidiaries of the Lehmann Nordic Group in Denmark. Cumulatively, the four companies have been in business for more than 500 years.