Iraq contract goes to Gulf Agency
Apr 8, 2003
INTERNATIONAL ship agent Gulf Agency Company (GAC) has been appointed by the World Food Programme to handle vessels taking aid to Iraqi ports.
GACís dry cargo business manager Mr Ken Dinnadge was quoted in the Singapore Shipping Times as saying that GACís responsibility would be to ensure that cargo sent to Iraq by the WFP was discharged quickly, stored and then dispatched to its destination in accordance with instructions.
Until this week the only relief ships delivering aid to Iraq have been two British Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels, Sir Galahad and Sir Percival which have discharged cargo at the port of Umm Qasr. The first commercial bulk cargo ship carrying grain is expected in about a weekís time.