GAC Shipping (India) Pvt. Ltd. will strengthen its presence in the growing project logistics and breakbulk business by appointing Jayakumar Gopalakrishnan as its general manager of projects and breakbulk.
According to GAC, Gopalakrishnan is based in Mumbai.
“Since the launch of Make in India, we have seen a significant increase in the project logistics business with the movement of construction equipment and manufacturing materials, among other over-dimensional cargo,” he said. “End-to-end project cargo handling is a complex and challenging activity that requires careful planning, specialized equipment, special permits from different authorities and often, multiple modes of transport. Our strong projects team has the expertise and resources to offer a total logistics solution.”
Gopalakrishnan has more than 33 years of experience in project logistics and breakbulk, as well as in the manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries.
“The country’s burgeoning energy and infrastructure sectors have contributed to an increasing demand for project and oversized cargo handling, as well as breakbulk shipping,” said Mark Delaney, managing director of GAC Shipping (India) Pvt. Ltd. “Its potential is further bolstered by the significant investments made by India in Africa and the Middle East in the recent decades. With project cargo demand estimated to rise at a 17% compound annual growth, project logistics is huge business.”
GAC Shipping (India) Pvt. Ltd. operates 26 offices nationwide and has handled a range of project and breakbulk cargo, including tunnel-boring machines, pipes and anchor chains.