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December 29, 2023, by Naida Hakirevic Prevljak
GAC Germany, a company of shipping and logistics services in Northern Europe and a subsidiary of the UAE-based Gulf Agency Company (GAC), is set to open a brand-new workplace in Stade on January 1, 2024.
With this relocation, the business wants to broaden its existence in the area and fulfill the growing need for services to support Germany’s shipping and energy sectors.
With direct access to the North Sea, the Port of Stade is the third-largest port in Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) by freight handling volume and is positioned on the River Elbe, in between Hamburg– the home of GAC Germany’s primary workplace– and Cuxhaven. Due to its non-tidal gain access to for ocean-going vessels, it has actually long been a popular port of option for dry bulk, barge and basic freight vessels, dealing with 1,000 port calls and 5.6 million tonnes of freight in 2022.
The port is likewise set to play a significant function in Germany’s mission to increase LNG import capability as it is placed to serve the Hanseatic Energy Hub, a future-flexible LNG terminal that is presently under advancement.
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With the launch of the brand-new workplace, GAC Germany will be tactically placed to serve both existing dry bulk consumers, liquid bulk clients and future gas provider customers at Stade, providing a variety of ship company and logistics services.
GAC’s workplace in Stade will be run by Ronald Kleinitzke, a shipping market veteran of more than 20 years of experience who has a wealth of understanding of Stade, the regional area and surrounding ports.
“With the development of LNG facilities advancing apace in Germany, it is tactically important for us to be present in Stade,” Thies Holm, General Manager of GAC Germany, commented.
“We have actually supported LNG providers in the area with ship company services for a variety of years however our company believe that the time is best for us to develop an irreversible base together with the land-based terminal to extend our … ship firm services as Germany’s LNG capability broadens.”
“We are dedicated to supporting our ship owner and ship management clients any place they go. With substantially more vessels set to call at Stade and the surrounding location, we will now be much better put to serve them …”
Germany’s LNG growth Germany has actually made substantial development to strengthen its LNG capability in 2023 as it seeks to end up being more energy independent.
The Hanseatic Energy Hub is among the nation’s primary future LNG terminals. The center is anticipated to cost around EUR1 billion (US$ 1.1 billion) and is set to start operations in 2027. The center is developed to protect 15% of Germany’s existing LNG need,