CANAL TRANSITS

You can trust us when planning your passage through the world’s most important waterways, including the Suez and Panama Canals. Join the hundreds of vessels who trust GAC to manage their smooth and safe transits through these major marine short-cuts and smaller waterways every year.

Sail and motor yachts benefit from our services delivered by agents trusted by leading global commercial vessel owners. Using GAC offices at strategic transit points, GAC Pindar provides a range of integrated services including ship agency, bunker fuel supplies, ship spares logistics, and more.

Suez Canal

GAC Egypt provides comprehensive canal transit services for vessels of all kinds transiting the Suez Canal, and works closely with the Suez Canal Authority to ensure a smooth passage through this important waterway connecting the Mediterranean and Red Seas.

GAC Egypt handles more Suez Canal transits per month than any other agent. We will arrange for a GAC representative to join you on board to ensure smooth communication and assist with the embarkation/disembarkation of a security team. Our bunker fuels, agency and concierge services extend to Sharm El Sheikh, Safaga and all Egyptian ports.

The GAC Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy lies at the heart of our commitment to conduct all our business. We take a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption, and aim to ensure that all our staff always act professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships wherever we operate.

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Panama Canal

GAC Panama works closely with the Panama Canal Authority to manage transits between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans for many different types of vessels, from passenger liners to ocean racing multihulls.

In addition to guiding your smooth passage through the Canal, GAC Panama also offers services including lube and fuel bunkering, berth bookings at marinas pre & post transit, customs pre-inspections and rental of equipment such as fenders, lines and even portable toilets! We arrange measurements and book pilots and line handlers. Our fees include all tolls, the Canal Engineering & Security Charge and sanitation fee.

Kiel Canal

We draw on the local know-how of our local agent in Germany to arrange trouble-free transits through the Kiel Canal linking the North and Baltic Seas.

Since opening in 1895 agents of the Kiel Canal have saved vessels time, money and sea miles, for their passage between the North and Baltic Seas. We can arrange pilots, helmsmen, crew changes, cash to master deliveries, bunker operations and clearance documents 24/7.

Contact us today with your canal transit requirements.

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GAC Pindar - Canal Transits - Transits through marine short-cuts
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Testimonials

Mitch Booth

“GAC Pindar is known worldwide for their involvement in the sport of sailing with a deep understanding of yachts and equipment. They are the natural choice when it comes to shipping sailboats and provided us with the perfect solution to deliver Comanche to Europe”

Mitch Booth
Skipper, SY Comanche

GC32 Class Manager

“We are very happy to be able to count on GAC Pindar as the official shipping and logistics provider of the GC32 Racing Tour. They provide us and our participating teams with a solid, professional and reliable logistic service.”

Christian Scherrer
GC32 Class Manager

CEO EKS team, FIA WRX

“GAC looked after EKS’ logistics requirements on the FIA WRX championship for 2 years. During this time, we found them to be helpful, knowledgeable, passionate and professional. From the works supercars to any small part, they regarded them with equal importance. We highly recommend them in the pressured world of motorsports logistics”.

Klas Boman
CEO EKS team, FIA WRX

Marketing Communications Fleet Manager at Spark44

“Working in partnership with GAC allowed us to deliver our cars into China safely and on time. Communication was excellent and allowed us to track every step of the journey. Thanks to the support of GAC and their local teams we overcame many challenges and a grateful to them for helping to make the Dragon Challenge the huge success it has been.”

Rebecca Albright
Marketing Communications Fleet Manager at Spark44

Director of production, Realise Communication Sweden AB for Volvo Pavilion build, VOR 17-18

“We had great support from the team from GAC during the delivery of the Volvo Ocean Race. With a very tight schedule and limited space in the race-village to handle material, the containers and machinery need to be delivered exactly on time – GAC managed this challenge in an excellent way.”

Joakim Valfridsson
Director of production, Realise Communication Sweden AB for Volvo Pavilion build, VOR 17-18

Skipper – Concise 10, MOD70

“We have highlighted the vessel monitoring service to our insurance provider which has recognised it as a solid addition to our crisis management planning. Beyond this, the support and logistics services provided by GAC Pindar, especially while we are at sea, far surpass anything else on offer in the market today.”

Ned Collier Wakefield
Skipper – Concise 10, MOD70

Fédération Française de Voile

“GAC Pindar provided the French Sailing Team with competitive rates and the whole process went extremely smoothly: bringing together needs of other sailing federations and completing operations without any delays. I strongly advise others that they consider GAC Pindar.”

Lionel Cottin
Fédération Française de Voile

8th Dimension Performance Sailing

“I set high targets with our project to have eight Dragons sailing around Europe for charters, clinics and private events. For us, the fact that we could count on GAC Pindar’s experience and capacity to start moving our boats was a key element and allowed us to focus on the commercial and financial side of our start-up company. The process of delivering our boats from the UK to Portugal was very smooth and accurate, allowing us to start with our schedule with no issues. We are looking forward to continuing to work with GAC Pindar in the years to come and provide quality sailing to the lovers of our sport.”

Pedro Andrade
8th Dimension Performance Sailing

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