Doing Business In Bahrain

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Gulf Agency Co. (Bahrain) W.L.L.

Address:
Office No. 21 
Building No. 23
Road 20 
GLS Premises 
Block 224 Muharraq 
Kingdom of Bahrain

Telephone: +973 17339777
Fascimile: +973 17320498

Email: logistics.bahrain@gac.comsales.bahrain@gac.com

Web site: www.gac.com

Contact Name: Mr. Mike Camara, Business Manager - Logistics

GAC Bahrain

GAC Bahrain is one of the largest shipping, marine & logistics agencies in the country.  Having been involved in major infrastructural projects since our establishment in 1957, we pride ourselves on being an innovative provider of total end-to-end supply chain solutions.

Our customs bonded warehouse facility near Bahrain International Airport is the first of its kind in country offering multimodal options for cross stuffing, cargo consolidations and handling of transit cargoes to the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia and beyond - all under a single roof. Our proximity to the King Fahd Causeway - a vital link between Bahrain and eastern Saudi Arabia - makes the forwarding of goods to a simple matter.

For the local market, GAC Bahrain operates a second state-of-the-art warehouse facility in Salmabad, divided into four individual chambers especially for customers that require separate access to multi-temperature storage areas. Its infrastructure can accommodate standard palletised cargo, bulk commodities, containerised solutions with customised 20' ISO containers, archiving and records management, personal effects storage and more. Our aim is to provide customers with a clean, safe and secured warehousing environment with specific focus on hygiene and Health, Safety, Security and the Environment (HSSE).

Our warehousing infrastructure is supported by fully-fledged logistics and distribution capabilities for local, regional or international distribution. Throughout the GAC Group's integrated global network, local stations provide the vital freight links to support shippers' freight requirements with Container Freight Stations (CFSs) at key locations to ease the movement of cargo.

The Group's financial strength, global reach, strong reputation and innovation enables us to expand in step with our customers worldwide, responding to their needs and the changing demands of local, regional and global markets. Our customers are central to everything we do. It is their ever-increasing demand for competitive solutions that drives us to refine and integrate our services to meet their needs.

GAC Bahrain is the only Integrated Management System (IMS) certified Shipping and Logistics provider in the country, having achieved ISO 9001:2008, OHSAS 18001:2007 & ISO 14001:2004 certifications. GAC Bahrain has also had its commitment to ethical business practices confirmed with certification by TRACE International.(www.traceinternational.org)

 

GAC Group

Established since 1956, GAC employs over 10,000 people in more than 300 offices worldwide. GAC Group is a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services. Emphasising 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.

 

GAC in the United Kingdom

GAC UK's network of offices from the Shetland Islands to Southampton enables it to provide an extensive suite of logistics solutions nationwide. GAC UK has dedicated teams devoted to serving specialist cargoes including (but not limited to) project cargoes, ornamental fish, sports, fashion, aviation and ship spares shipments, as well as general cargo services including air and ocean freight, clearing & forwarding and warehousing & distribution.

 

GAC Bahrain's Services

We have created a network to meet the needs of business in today's interconnected world - one that is global in scope but built on a solid foundation of GAC's local offices and partnerships. Our far-reaching logistics solutions help you gain an edge in an intensely competitive marketplace.

Spanning the world's major trade lanes, the GAC Logistics network covers efficient air, road and sea transport, giving customers access to modern storage and transport facilities at key locations, complemented by up-to-the-minute expertise in areas like inventory control, supply chain management and international security.

Freight Services
GAC has got all grounds covered with its comprehensive freight services, ensuring that your freight requirements - be it ocean and/or air - are well taken care of. With vast shipping and marine expertise, GAC stands out from the field of purely logistics players by enabling an all-inclusive range of supply chain and logistics solutions. With the Bahrain office set up within the Customs Bonded area, customs clearance, customs inspection 24x7 is permissible.

Ocean Freight
Specialised in shipping of full container loads and project cargoes, GAC offers an economical sea route for cargo between Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. Using the services of CargoGulf, a global non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), shipment at competitive rates are available for both less-than-full-container-loads (LCL) and full-container-loads (FCL).

Air Freight
For fast and efficient transport to and from any city around the world, choose GAC Logistics. Once again, GAC's size and bargaining power work to your advantage. Our global partnership agreements with the major carriers enable even the most urgent requests to be met quickly and at fair rates. A service combination of sea and airfreight is also available to offer flexibility as well as savings on all air cost and all sea transit times.

Land Transportation
GAC's assets extend to our own fleet of trucks that meet a diverse range of transportation requirements from project cargo to international transportation and domestic retail distribution and delivery.

Warehousing & Distribution (Local & in-transit cargo)
GAC operates state-of-the-art warehouse facilities in Bahrain, enabling companies to reduce their capital investment and allowing a flexible response to market demands. We meet customer needs for safe storage, fast order response and minimum inventory levels.

Project Logistics
We also provide solutions for complex logistics tasks. Whether getting an oil rig safely to its destination or making sure that a touring celebrity's instruments, props and staging arrive on time, GAC Logistics has the requisite experience, skill and resources.

Ship Spares Logistics
This specialised service covers the entire supply chain management of ship spares and marine parts. By leveraging the combined infrastructure and expertise of GAC Shipping and GAC Logistics, the service provides ship owners, ship management companies, ship builders and manufacturers with a seamless, door-to-door delivery solution that is time and cost-efficient.

Upstream Oil & Gas Logistics
Our integrated logistics service, ensuring on-time delivery of all materials from vendor to rig or platform and back again. We manage warehouse, packing, pipe yard, transport, fuels and bulks, quayside and waste operations - using our own assets and resources or third party suppliers according to client requirements and local custom. Our strong marine agency management capability helps to manage agency services for vessel operations effectively.

International Moving
For more than 30 years, we have been helping companies move personnel and offices in and out of the Middle East. As a registered member of the world's leading international moving associations, we plan each move professionally and carry it out with full respect for the customer's personal effects and schedule.

 

What makes GAC Logistics special?

  • Complete global logistics network serving thousands of locations worldwide.

  • Full range of logistics services for manufacturers, distributors, retailers and project companies.

  • Track record in serving diverse sectors with unique needs.

  • State-of-the-art warehousing and distribution facilities in strategic locations.

  • Economies of scale due to efficient centralised freight purchasing.

  • Advanced IT systems in freight tracking and warehouse management for visibility and efficiency.

  • Skilled local staff with an experienced international management team.

  • Compliance with global security standards.

 

Innovative partnership

Our expertise in a number of specialised sectors also provides an excellent basis for designing innovative solutions to complex logistics challenges. Consumer goods suppliers, for instance, are partnering with GAC on setting up global super hubs, while automobile manufacturers have turned to us for help with global sourcing of components from growing manufacturing centres like China.

More than half a century of experience has given us a unique ability to develop and execute the optimal solution for any given logistical challenge. And an ability to handle emergency situations ensures we are poised to deal with whatever else might come along. Which could be why our customers make one call, then rest easy.

You're in good hands with GAC Logistics. Whether the subject is warehouse management, information technology or cargo security, GAC Logistics is up-to-date on advanced systems and solutions. And no matter where in the world you go, you can be assured that you'll encounter GAC's consistently high standards.

Warehouses are computer-controlled by GACWare, our online system for efficient inventory management. Detailed tracking systems ensure effective marshalling and accessing of space, providing higher throughput and fewer bottlenecks. At the same time, temperature-controlled vehicles transport cargo to and from these state-of-the-art facilities.

Every step of the way GACFreight, our global IT system, monitors customer cargo and provides real-time progress reports. Customers can log on day or night for complete cargo visibility and peace of mind.

At sea, our specialised ship spares logistics service covers the entire supply chain management of ship spares and marine parts. Again, sophisticated information technology plays a key role in providing ship owners, ship management companies, ship builders and manufacturers with a visibly seamless, end-to-end solution.

 

Innovation

In the competitive market of logistics services, suppliers who don't innovate don't last. For more than half a century, GAC has been thinking creatively to solve the most complex logistical challenges and bringing new ideas to even "routine" distribution assignments. We think that's the only responsible way to grow your business- and ours.

We stay in touch with the market's needs by maintaining an on-going dialogue with our customers. By utilising methods as up-to-date as the Internet and as personal as face-to-face communication, we make sure that our customers and we are always reading from the same page. Because, after all, we have the same goal as you - to ensure your expectations are met, each and every time we work together. Each and every place you go.

GAC Logistics meets the global needs of manufacturers, distributors and retailers for efficient supply chain and logistics. Its comprehensive portfolio includes multi-modal freight services, warehousing & distribution, land transportation, ship spares logistics, upstream oil & gas logistics, project logistics, eco-packaging solutions and international moving.

Experienced in serving diverse sectors including apparel, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), pharmaceutical, automotive parts, electronics, entertainment and energy, GAC Logistics delivers flexible services tailored to the unique needs of each customer.

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