GAC opens office in Lake Charles port
GAC North America, a unit of the Dubai-headquartered GAC Group, has opened an office at the Lake Charles following the start of LNG exports from the port.
GAC said that the office would provide ship agency, husbandry, and owners’ protective agency services.
It will also support crude and product tankers as well as other vessels calling at the Louisiana deepwater port.
The port of Lake Charles is the twelfth busiest port in the USA, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers waterborne statistics, with around 1,000 vessels calling annually.
Darren Martin, GAC North America’s managing director for shipping services, said: “In light of growing exports of US-produced LNG and the continuing expansion of GAC’s core agency business, Lake Charles was the natural choice for the newest office to strengthen our nationwide network.“