GAC is in business to help your business thrive, even in challenging times. Our promise to provide the best in shipping, logistics and marine services is one we take seriously. And we have the reach, resources, expertise and experience to deliver on that promise.
Swedish roots, seafaring heritage
The GAC story started in 1956 when Swedish entrepreneur Bengt Lindwall signed an agreement with two Kuwaiti businessmen to form Gulf Agency Company to provide professional ship agency services in the country. Today, Kuwait’s Shipping License “No.1” is proudly displayed at GAC Kuwait’s office in Farwaniya.
Fond of quoting the phrase ‘Wer viel fragt, wird viel wissen’ (‘He who asks a lot will also know much’), Lindwall encouraged everyone to ask questions, confident that there are no stupid questions, all can be relevant and important. It was that open entrepreneurial spirit that led directly to the establishment of GAC over sixty years ago. Over the next decade, more offices opened throughout the Middle East as oil, shipping and logistics business there grew.
Global attitude, local action
In the 1970s, more GAC companies were established in the Eastern Mediterranean and Nigeria, and in Asia Pacific and the Indian Subcontinent in the ‘80s. Further expansion throughout Africa, Europe, the Americas, Central Asia and Australia followed in the 1990s and 2000s. Today, GAC is now a global group providing a wide range of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services.
It’s all about people
Our business is about people, and long-term relationships with them. It’s one of the cornerstones of our business philosophy. We value you, whether you’re our customer, our potential client, our partner, our supplier or one of our 9,000 employees at more than 300 offices in 50 countries worldwide.
Throughout the GAC World, our people work hard to deliver excellence in everything we do. It is a matter of pride for us as we driven by a fierce desire to meet and exceed the needs of our customers for quality shipping, logistics and marine services wherever they go. This winning combination of the highest personal and professional standards is what makes us stand out.