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GAC sets up aid team

[ October 5, 2011   //   ]

The GAC Group has formed a dedicated humanitarian aid team. The GAC Humanitarian Aid Team (GHAT) brings together shipping and logistics professionals in strategic locations worldwide with experience in the sector.

In the last decade, GAC has supported humanitarian and development organisations such the World Food Programme (WFP), Rebuilding Iraq and leading British aid procurement NGOs. GHAT will allow a unified global response to better meet the requirements of countries afflicted by humanitarian crises and natural disasters.

Led by Patrik Hallden, who is also GAC’s Key Account Manager for the WFP, the seven-member strong team has combined expertise supporting aid operations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, Asia and South America.

GHAT will use the GAC global network, local contacts and portfolio of services which to reach difficult locations and tailor solutions for each individual operation. Services include chartering, freight forwarding, customs clearance, warehousing & distribution, port agency, canal transits, P&I representation and project logistics.