23 February, 2011 – GAC Logistics India has further enhanced its inter-regional connections with the launch of CONSOLE, a new direct import consolidation service for shipments from the Far East. The new service offers a direct, weekly service which enables cargo from Shanghai, Shenzhen and Ningbo in mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore to be shipped directly to the western Indian port of Nhava Sheva, rather than being routed via Singapore as a transshipment hub. It is headed by Godfrey Franklin, GAC India’s Sales Manager, Imports.
Gracias Thevar, GAC India’s Country Manager - Logistics, says the new service reflects the growing importance of India as a market for products from the Far East, and demands for quicker delivery at a competitive price.
“The launch of CONSOLE signals our commitment to help customers stay ahead of the game, offering best-in-class connectivity and price, while increasing cargo safety standards and reducing transit times by eliminating transshipment through Singapore,” he adds.
“Customers who use CONSOLE can expect their shipments to arrive much faster - cargo sent direct from the China mainland takes 15 days, compared to 22-25 days when sent via Singapore.
“India is China’s largest trading partner. CONSOLE facilitates trade between businesses in both countries - especially small and medium-sized enterprises - by providing a vital link to help them extend their global reach in the most cost-efficient way with the added benefits of flexibility and reliability.”
Since its establishment in 1983, GAC India has been providing total logistics solution to local and overseas customers, from ocean freight, air freight, sea/air freight, to project and offshore logistics. With strategically located offices across the country and a wide network of over 300 GAC offices worldwide, GAC India is well positioned to cater to customer needs around the world.
About GAC Group
GAC is a global provider of shipping, logistics and marine services. These services are constantly being refined and integrated to serve our customers’ increasing need for competitive solutions. Emphasising trust, reliability and a strong human touch, GAC has been building its reputation in its chosen markets since 1956.
Headquartered in Dubai, GAC employs over 9,000 people in more than 300 offices worldwide.
About GAC Logistics
GAC Logistics serves the worldwide needs of manufacturers, distributors and retailers with particular emphasis on the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), textiles, pharmaceuticals, automotive parts, electronics, entertainment and oil & gas sectors. It delivers a complete range of supply chain and logistics solutions, including air and sea freight, warehousing and distribution, road transportation, project logistics, ship spares logistics, international moving and courier services. GAC Logistics, GAC Shipping and GAC Marine combine their expertise to provide a world-leading ship spares delivery service offered through GAC Marine Logistics.
For more information, visit www.gac.com.