GAC celebrates Bahrain boat show success
Manama, May 1, 2010
Leading shipping, logistics and marine services provider, GAC Bahrain said it successfully handled all the logistical requirements for Bahrain's second boat show which concluded recently.
The GAC were appointed the official logistics provider for the second time. The show marked the largest fleet of luxury boats coming together in the Kingdom for the first time, and showcased Bahrain as a premier sailing and leisure destination.
The GAC was entrusted with all the logistics for the boat show, from origin to destination, all the way through to delivery on site. In addition to exhibitions stands, equipment and other accessories, GAC lent its expertise to handle the seventeen iconic boats which were showcased during the show at the Amwaj Marinas, said a top official.
“We are proud to be associated with the prestigious event once again; one which was an incredible success through the hard work and efforts of our valued partner and the show organiser Knotika,” said Captain Peter Gronberg, managing director of GAC Bahrain.
“Leveraging our multi-modal capabilities and strong network, we executed simultaneous operations via sea from various origin points as well as by road from the GCC countries.”
“Due to the varying specifications of the boats which can be over 70 metres in length, careful execution by our specialised team, especially during loading and unloading, were essential in ensuring absolute protection to each vessel. Thanks to our well-honed system, everything reached the site at the right place, at the right time,” Gronberg added.
This included the world’s fastest conventional powered boat Silver Zwei which is also the longest known aluminum boat built, luxury yacht Linda Lou and inspirational quadriplegic yachtswoman Hilary Lister’s specially-made sailing boat sponsored by the Sail Bahrain project, the official pointed out.
Lauding GAC, Wael Juju, CEO of Knotika Holding, the owner of the boat show said, 'Logistics is a major factor in the success of any event of this caliber, but especially for a Boat Show as it includes a highly specialised and skilled team with a good knowledge to handle the network of offices involved throughout the region, the legal side, the technical understanding and the competence in setup and personnel to understand and manage how all these areas form a web which holds the starting and finishing points together.”
“GAC has proven to be experts in their field showing professionalism and expertise under all circumstances. We want to say a big thank you to GAC as our partner who has continually gone above and beyond to ensure the success of this year’s BSSI,” he added.
GAC Bahrain, part of the GAC Group, is today one of the largest shipping and forwarding agents in the Kingdom.-TradeArabia News Service