When Abu Dhabi played host to the Special Olympics Middle East and North Africa (MENA) 9th Regional Games last month, it was GAC that provided the event with uninterrupted on-site logistics support.
GAC Abu Dhabi was appointed to help ensure smooth running behind the scenes at the high profile event with support including specialised packing and crating, inventory management, receipt/dispatch from suppliers and stakeholders, local transportation and delivery, stock replenishment and coordination of dedicated on-site storage and warehousing operations.
The entire project, from the pre-event planning to the on-ground execution and post-event arrangements, spanned three weeks. GAC Abu Dhabi’s Business Manager - Logistics, Richard Rees, says: “Our staff worked tirelessly, clocking more than 3,000-man hours over the three-week period, to ensure that the event ran smoothly. We are no stranger to the demands of and delivering top-notch services to the fast-moving event logistics sector, so despite facing tight deadlines and lack of storage facilities, our team handled the challenges adeptly and efficiently.”
Youssef El Khouri, Logistics and Arrivals & Departures Manager, Operations, for the Special Olympics World Games, Abu Dhabi 2019, thanked GAC Abu Dhabi for the great support that the team has provided to the MENA Games. The company is also providing storage solutions for some of the cargo until the Special Olympics World Summer Games, hosted by Abu Dhabi, begin next year.