GAC has opened a new office in Shenzhen, expanding its coverage to the international airports in Shenzhen and Guangzhou, as well as the seaports in the area. The company said the new office would handle its shipping and logistics operations in south China.

GAC Hong Kong was set up as the GAC Group’s first operation in Asia in 1974. It is now one of the top three ship agents and a leading logistics services provider in Hong Kong and across the Pearl River Delta.

GAC Hong Kong and Shenzhen managing director Maria Lam said the new office would offer greater convenience and more cost-efficient services with GAC Hong Kong acting as a single contact point for access to all ports in southern China through the Shenzhen office.

Ms Lam said the Shenzhen office would fortify GAC’s presence in south China, in particular, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area and put the company in a good position to take advantage of the region’s development.

“Besides its role in the Belt and Road Initiative, the Greater Bay Area is one of China’s key maritime, aviation and logistics hubs today,” Ms Lam said.

“As a leading shipping and logistics services provider with an established foothold in Hong Kong and South China, GAC is well placed to tap into the multitude of opportunities that the region presents.”