Global shipping, logistics and marine services provider, Gulf Agency Company Ltd. (GAC), based in Dubai, U.A.E, has announced an exclusive partnership between its bunker fuels trading arm GAC Bunker Fuels (GBFL) and ENOC Global Marine.
Under the agreement, GBFL has been appointed as ENOC’s exclusive sales agent and distributor for marine lubricants in South Africa.
All logistics work and inventory management services will be handled by GAC Marine Logistics (GML), with GAC Dubai arranging lubricant freight from the UAE to the South African port of Durban.
The deal marks the first time GBFL has been appointed to provide sales and distribution for a lubricants manufacturer.
ENOC is an exceptionally strong brand in the Middle East, and their business ethics and values are very similar to GAC’s,” says Nicholas Browne, GAC’s bunker fuels director.
“Sales and distribution is a logical extension to GAC’s existing service offering, and it meets a very real need. We’re excited to see this partnership develop and open new avenues of growth for both parties.”
“At ENOC, we aspire to build upon our successes by expanding our regional and international presence and are well aware of the potential that international markets present; particularly the African region and its contribution to the success of our operations,” said Zaid Alqufaidi, managing director of ENOC Marketing.
Since its inception in 2015, ENOC Global Marine has built a strong presence across Africa, covering some of the continent’s key ports in Egypt, Nigeria, Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco and Mauritania.
The newly announced partnership with GAC Bunker Fuels will contribute to increasing the division’s vessel delivery by 300,000 litres annually.