May 17, 2020

GEMS, U-Log officially join forces

Freddie Pierce
3 min
The GEMS, U-LOG agreement should help South American oil
Written BY: k.scarpati GAC Energy & Marine Services LLC (GEMS) and Ultramar Logistics (U-LOG) have joined forces to offer integrated logistics solu...

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Written BY: k.scarpati</p>
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GAC Energy &amp; Marine Services LLC (GEMS) and Ultramar Logistics (U-LOG) have joined forces to offer integrated logistics solutions to the oil &amp; gas and mining sectors. This mutual collaboration expands the existing GAC agreement with Ultramar Logistics to include GEMS, providing professional services to a fast-growing sector across Mexico and South America.</p>
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&ldquo;Our cooperation represents the right combination to provide a total logistics solutions for the oil, gas and mining industry in South America,&rdquo; Carlos Arrieta, President of GEMS, said. &ldquo;Ultramar Logistics is a leading service provider for the energy sector from ports to sites across Latin America.</p>
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&ldquo;Their local expertise, coupled with GAC&rsquo;s global network and the extensive GEMS portfolio of services, will provide great beneficial support for the industry, both regionally and beyond.&rdquo;<br />
The South American oil &amp; gas and mining sectors are set to attract considerable international investments, with World Bank and IMW estimating spending over $22 billion over the next five years.</p>
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Carlos Baez, Regional CEO of U-LOG, says the new partnership with GAC is a natural development, as the two companies had been working together for the last seven years.</p>
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&ldquo;As the international logistics arm of the Ultramar Group, we deliver quality logistics solutions customized to the specific demands of the industry and integrated into the customer&rsquo;s value chain,&rdquo; Baez said. &ldquo;With this partnership, GEMS and U-LOG will provide clients with a uniquely flexible and efficient service to meet all their international transport and logistics needs in Latin America, and throughout GAC&rsquo;s existing global network.&rdquo;</p>
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The GAC-Ultramar Network was formed in 2004, combining GAC&rsquo;s worldwide experience and resources with Ultramar Network&rsquo;s local expertise to provide tailor-made port and hub services to Principals with ships calling at ports throughout South America.</p>
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GEMS was established in 2010 in Houston to offer a wide-range of services for the oil &amp; gas and mining sectors, including: in-house case packing; international or domestic air &amp; ocean freight management; and charter &amp; project service. Its facilities provide 65,000 square feet of covered warehousing space and 45,000 square feet of open air storage and use the latest IT systems for track &amp; trace and reporting management of all its operations.</p>
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<strong>About the GAC Group</strong></p>
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GAC is a global provider of shipping, logistics and marine services. These services are constantly being refined and integrated to serve our customers&rsquo; increasing need for competitive solutions. Emphasizing trust, reliability and a strong human touch, GAC has been building its reputation in its chosen markets since 1956.</p>
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Headquartered in Dubai, GAC employs over 9,000 people in more than 300 offices worldwide. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.gac.com/&quot; target="_blank" title="//www.gac.com">www.gac.com</a&gt; (<a href="http://www.gac.com/&quot; target="_blank" title="//www.gac.com">www.gac.com</a&gt;).</p>
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Edited by Kevin Scarpati</p>

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