GAC Logistics and Shipping (Guyana) has been set up to serve the group’s current and prospective customers in Guyana.
GAC veteran Richard Mallen will head the Georgetown office in Guyana. Mallen has nearly four decades’ experience in the shipping, logistics & supply chain sectors and has worked for GAC in seven countries in a variety of project management, procurement, start-up and liner agency roles.
Gobind Kukreja, managing director of GAC Trinidad & Tobago, will oversee the Guyana operations as both locations will work jointly in fulfilling customer strategies.
"The start-up of GAC’s operations in Guyana is an important geographic step in expanding our regional footprint and the existing services offered in other GAC locations. Working with GNSC will benefit our local, regional and global clients in this new addition to GAC’s global reach,” said Bob Bandos, GAC Group Vice President-Americas.
To provide local expertise, GAC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (pictued) to work cooperatively and finalise an agreement with Guyana National Shipping Corporation Ltd. (GNSC) .
Since 2015, major discoveries have been made in its deep offshore waters, with production due to start in 2020. The country looks set to emerge as a key player in the oil & gas sector, with almost a quarter of the new reserves discovered in 2018 being in Guyana.