GAC UK and Forth Logistics Marine Services (FLMS) have formed a partnership to provide mooring and related terminal services around the UK.
The partnership has been formed on the back of a long term contract in the River Forth with an oil major to be announced later in the year.
The fleet of six line-handling vessels includes two new Alnmaritec Wave Handler vessels currently being built at the company’s Port of Blyth yard. Three more vessels are en-route from Qatar, a sixth is coming from Australia this autumn.
GAC UK’s Managing Director, Herman Jorgensen, commented, “This is an exciting time for us as we enter the relatively new market of integrated terminal services. We’re not just adapting to industry change, but leading it. Finding better, safer and more cost efficient solutions for our customers is a key objective for us, not just in Scotland but throughout the UK and the rest of the world.”
Sandy McPhail, Managing Director of FLMS, said, “Ensuring vessels are tied up securely to the jetty is a critical part of the operation and can present unique challenges during strong winds and fast tidal currents. Safety and no environmental damage are our key priorities when handling vessels, and having tough, state-of-the-art line-handling boats with excellent manoeuvrability will help maintain the high standards our customers and local authorities demand.”
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