Exporters grant Gold Award to GAC Sri Lanka
Source : island
The National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) of Sri Lanka has presented GAC with the ‘Gold Award’ in the ‘Large’ category in ‘Business & Professional Services – Export Sector’ at its recent awards ceremony.The prize recognises the company’s standing as the country’s leading export agent in the category focusing on organisations with an annual export turnover between 500 million up to 1.5 billion Rupees.
Now in its 29th year, the NCE Export Awards ceremony is the flagship event in the Sri Lankan business calendar, designed to recognise and reward outstanding performance of the country’s exporters.
GAC Sri Lanka’s Director / CEO Ravi Edirisinghe welcomed the accolade, adding: “Winning Gold at the NCE’s Annual Export Awards is a significant achievement for us, especially during such turbulent times where the exports sector’s contribution to the stability of the economy has become increasingly more important.
“GAC is committed to growing and expanding its services despite the difficult business environment, to ensure the vitality of the country’s shipping & maritime services sector.”
Established in 1993 as a joint venture between Gulf Agency Company and McLarens Holdings Limited, GAC Sri Lanka is the only shipping agent established in all four of the nation’s major ports (Colombo, Galle, Hambanthota and Trincomalee) with their own offices and staff expertised in a wide range of marine and shipping services. The ISO 45001 and TRACE certified company is the market leader in ship agency, ship-to-ship transfers and other related maritime activities in Sri Lanka.
GAC Sri Lanka also offers a range of services tailored to the needs of maritime operations, including ship agency, port clearance, documentary & husbandry services, protecting agency, bunker fuel supplies, chartering, emergency response, ship-to-ship transfers, oil & gas logistics, rig handling, naval logistics, provision of fresh water, provisions, bonded stores and spares, underwater hull & propeller cleaning, underwater inspections, and medical evacuation, assistance & repatriation. It serves all types of vessels, from tankers, bulkers and container vessels through to Ro-Ro, cruise and naval ships as well as oil & gas, offshore supply and survey vessels.