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GAC UK inks deal with Valero

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GAC UK has announced that it has signed a terminal and marine services deal with Valero Logistics UK Ltd.

Under the three-year agreement, which starts on 1 February 2017, GAC UK will manage and support the discharge of 12 – 14 million t of clean petroleum products each from up to 180 tankers a year at the ports of Cardiff and Plymouth, UK. It will also use its jetty operation services at Avenmouth from 1 April 2017.

GAC UK will provide a range of terminal services including secure and safe manning of berths, ship/shore safety checks and connecting shore cargo lines to vessels’ manifolds. It will also conduct value adding cargo sampling at three stages: from the vessels’ tanks before discharge; from shore lines during the operation; and from the trucks. The results, including gauge readings before and after discharge, will be fed back to Valero.

GAC UK recently announced that it will also support Shell UK’s operations at Braefoot Bay in Fife, Scotland.

Herman Jorgensen, GAC UK’s Managing Director, said: “This latest deal represents the continuing expansion of our terminal and marine services portfolio in UK ports […] We already have the local experience at these terminals and the expertise to handle the additional tasks assigned to us. Most importantly, we fully understand the service demands from both the shore and the ship side. “As with all our operations, we shall strive to achieve optimum cost efficiencies for our customers while working with local communities and raising the bar both in terms of service delivery and health and safety.”

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