Sept 06, 2016: GAC Brazil has started operations in its eighth office in Vitória, offering shipping, forwarding and clearance services. This expansion takes place just weeks after opening its seventh office serving the Açu port complex.
The new office represents the latest stage of GAC’s ongoing expansion in the south-east of the Brazil which Lars Heisselberg, Group vice president – Americas, says further strengthens the region’s contribution to the global GAC network.
“By opening offices first in Açu, then in Vitória, we are well placed to optimise the strategic opportunities that will make GAC stand out from the competition.”
Vitória – the capital of Espírito Santo state in southeastern Brazil – is home to one of the country’s largest port complexes, covering the ports Tubarão, Praia Mole, Vitória and Vila Velha as well as Portocel, Ubu and Regência. It serves as a distribution hub for a range of products including steel, iron, soluble coffee beans, cocoa, cellulose, bulk liquids, marble and granite. The complex is also home to offshore support bases for the Brazilian oil and gas industry.
GAC serves the Brazilian shipping and logistics markets from its headquarters in São Paulo, with branches in Angra dos Reis, Macae, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Port Açu, and now Vitória.
“The establishment of our newest office is an important geographic step to meet the demands of our clients for a wide range of integrated services. The Vitória port complex is the ideal addition to the locations covered by our existing network of offices,” says Rodrigo DeMarco, managing director of GAC Brazil.
The Group also serves the Latin America market through its operation in Trinidad & Tobago.