Singapore: The GAC Group has formed a strategic alliance with Bibby Ship Management and DehuTech AB to enhance its GAC Ship Lay-Up Solutions (GLUS) service package for owners/operators and ship managers.
‘Under the partnership, UK-based Bibby Ship Management handles technical management and crew management, while Swedish DehuTech covers the dehumidification aspect of laying-up of vessels, including sale and rental of dehumidifiers. These key service features greatly enhance the existing GLUS portfolio of fully-customisable solutions which also includes ship agency, supply services, FRS (Fire, Rescue and Safety), logistics and a range of lay-up specific services from lay-up preparation and documentation to maintenance and inspection. ‘Since we launched GLUS in March, we have received very good response from the maritime industry,’ says Christer Sjödoff, group vp, GAC Solutions, adding, ‘There is also a strong demand for additional high-quality services. Working with the two best-in-class providers with extensive expertise in their respective fields enables us to expand our servicing offerings through one channel. From the comprehensive range of solutions, clients can pick and choose the scope and extent of services for fully tailored packages that meet the needs unique to their vessel type and area of trade.