Gac to Set up op­er­a­tions at KIZAD

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Lead­ing in­te­grated ship­ping, lo­gis­tics and ma­rine ser­vices provider GAC is open­ing a ware­house and open yard in the Mid­dle East’s largest in­dus­trial zone and a sub­sidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, Khal­ifa In­dus­trial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).

The new GAC Abu Dhabi fa­cil­ity, ex­pected to be fully op­er­a­tional by Jan­uary next year, will serve a wide range of sec­tors in­clud­ing oil and gas, man­u­fac­tur­ing, con­struc­tion, FMCG, house­hold ef­fects, and spe­cial­ist equip­ment.

GAC has been in Abu Dhabi since 1967, and to­day has fa­cil­i­ties at Sila, Ruwais, Mus­safah, Mina Zayed and Abu Dhabi In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

“GAC has been ac­tively serv­ing ship own­ers and op­er­a­tors at Khal­ifa Port for many years. Abu Dhabi is in­creas­ingly be­com­ing a ma­jor global hub for lo­gis­tics and ship­ping, and so it is only nat­u­ral that a player of GAC’S scale and rep­u­ta­tion would be look­ing to ex­pand its pres­ence in the Emi­rate,” says Samir Chaturvedi, KIZAD CEO. “By join­ing the thriv­ing KIZAD com­mu­nity, GAC be­comes the lat­est ma­jor en­ter­prise to re­alise the im­pact that the strate­gic lo­ca­tion and ex­cep­tional in­fra­struc­ture and sup­port of­fered by our zone can have on their busi­ness.

“A firm such as GAC needs ex­cel­lent ac­cess to trans­port in­fra­struc­ture, in­clud­ing con­nec­tiv­ity by road, sea and air, as well as flex­i­bil­ity to ac­com­mo­date its grow­ing ware­house needs, all of which they have found at KIZAD, and we are look­ing for­ward to help­ing them ex­pand their busi­ness in Abu Dhabi even more.”

GAC Abu Dhabi’s Manag­ing Di­rec­tor, Göran Eriks­son, adds: “Khal­ifa Port is an es­sen­tial gate­way to Abu Dhabi. Set­ting up op­er­a­tions at KIZAD gives us the ad­van­tage of be­ing close to the state-of-the-art port, en­abling greater op­er­a­tional ef­fi­ciency for both GAC and our cus­tomers.”

GAC joins other in­ter­na­tional lo­gis­tics and ship­ping com­pa­nies and part of this rapid de­vel­op­ment is KIZAD’S re­cently-launched KIZAD Lo­gis­tics City, which has re­sponded to the needs of dis­trib­u­tors, man­u­fac­tur­ers, ship­pers and lo­gis­tics com­pa­nies in the re­gion. The new hub is ad­ja­cent to Khal­ifa Port, one of the fastest grow­ing ports in the world, close to ma­jor UAE air­ports, and seam­lessly con­nected by un­con­gested high­ways to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and into Saudi Ara­bia.

KIZAD has fur­ther ex­panded its prod­uct of­fer­ings with the launch of new free zone ware­houses and Light In­dus­trial Units (LIUS). The free zone ware­houses will cater to trad­ing and ex­port com­pa­nies, Third Party Lo­gis­tics, freight for­warders and dis­trib­u­tors while the pre-built and flex­i­ble LIUS will serve var­i­ous light man­u­fac­tur­ing busi­nesses and work­shops.

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