GAC - Solutions - GAC Transfer Services

By: Gac  11-11-2011

Transferring dry or liquid bulk from ship to ship is a highly technical and challenging operation that requires not only specialised skills and equipment, but also rapid mobilisation capability and indepth experience in dealing with contingency situations. GAC Transfer Services powered by MariFlex (GTSM) has the skills, equipment and network to handle any STS operations safely and seamlessly.

GTSM is a partnership between GAC Transfer Services S.A and European STS service provider MariFlex. The alliance combines GAC's global reach with MariFlex's expertise in a comprehensive range of complementary maritime services, bringing a total of 60 years of experience in ship-to-ship transfers of dry and liquid cargoes such as crude oil, petroleum products and liquefied gas.

Every liquid bulk and gas transfer operation is carried out by GTSM in accordance with the guidelines set out by the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) latest edition and International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Guidelines, with strict adherence to safety regulations.

STS transfer operations will be offered from more than ten bases, including Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Flushing in the Netherlands, Gibraltar in Spain, Frederikshavn and Kalundborg in Denmark, Gothenburg in Sweden, Malta, Cyprus, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean.
All operations are handled by trained and experienced personnel to ensure safe control. GTSM also provides all necessary equipment such as hoses, fenders and support craft, as well as full back-up services including standby boats, equipment transportation and 24-hour communication.

GAC Transfer Services S.A. (and associated entities including our partner MariFlex Transfer Services) conduct business subject to their respective Trade Terms and Conditions. These Trade Terms and Conditions are available on request or via

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