World’s largest sailing yachts get the GAC treatment

Canals, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Yachting — By on October 31, 2014 at 5:54 PM

EOS in Suez Oct14Southampton, UK – 31 October 2014: GAC has smoothed the transit of the world’s largest sailing yacht through the Suez Canal, and was at hand when she called at ports in Oman and Sri Lanka.

The integrated package of support services at multiple ports for the 93-metre long three-masted Bermuda rigged schooner ‘Eos’ was coordinated by the GAC Bunker Fuels specialised superyacht department based in Southampton, UK.

In Egypt, GAC’s Suez Canal Transit Services team took care of her passage through the waterway from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean. Her next port of call was the Omani port of Salalah, where the local GAC team took care of her inward/outward clearance and supplies of fuel and provisions, before then setting off for Sri Lanka to drop off her security detail – again with GAC acting as agent.

Murray Bishop, head of the GAC Bunker Fuels superyacht department, says close cooperation and communication between the various GAC offices and the yacht’s crew was key to ensuring the yacht’s smooth onward journey.

On the same day that the ‘Eos’ entered the Suez Canal, GAC Bunker Fuels also arranged delivery of fuel for the world’s second largest sailing yacht, the 90-metre long three-masted schooner ‘Athena’, at Nice in France.

“The fact that the world’s two largest sailing superyachts turned to GAC shows the degree of trust we have gained in this market, ” adds Murray. “We pull out all the stops every time, to continue to demonstrate our commitment to the superyacht industry and the high service levels expected.”

About GAC Group

GAC is a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services. Emphasizing world-class performance, a long-term approach, innovation, ethics and a strong human touch, GAC delivers a flexible and value-adding portfolio to help customers achieve their strategic goals.

Established since 1956, GAC employs over 10, 000 people in more than 300 offices worldwide.

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