GAC Laser International Logistics (GAC Laser) is one of South Africa's leading independent clearing and
forwarding companies specialising in facilitating international trade in both imports and exports,
air and sea. Value-add support services include warehousing, transport broking, project management,
administration, documentation preparation and risk management of product through Customs formalities.
GAC Laser commenced trading (as Docks Shipping) in the late 1920's and has for many years been recognised
as the leading clearing agent in the textile movement. In 1999 Docks Shipping was acquired by The Laser Group.
During 2001, Laser also acquired Project Freight (Natal), a clearing agent based in Durban and Johannesburg.
The businesses both trade as Laser International Logistics, the clearing and forwarding division of The Laser
With effect from 1 January 2007 the division was transferred into GAC Laser International Logistics, a joint venture between The Laser Group (Laser) and The Gulf Agengy Company.
Significant investments have been made in the warehousing operations with 22 570 sq metres available nationally. Warehousing services include value-add packaging, palleting, labelling of product and specialised cargo handling.
GAC Laser's client base includes blue chip customers operating in a multitude of industries including
inter alia: textiles, timber, aluminium and steel, citrus, photographic equipment and appliances.
GAC Laser has offices in each of South Africa's major ports (Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town).
The South African operations are complemented through the GAC international network.
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Simon Hayes (45) CEO, was appointed in December 2007. Simon was previously the National Commercial Executive and was previously CEO of FX Africa.
Carol Holland (54), Regional Managing Executive started her own forwarding company, Project Freight, in 1997 and sold it to The Laser Group in 2001. She was previously Regional Director for Profreight Forwarding. She has been in the transport and warehousing industry since 1984.
Basil Hanival (59), Operations Executive has been in the industry for many years and is currently Chairman of the Cape Chamber of the South African Association of Freight Forwarders.
Mike van Eyssen ( (48), National Commercial Executive, has 6 years experience in the customs clearing, forwarding and warehousing industry. Mike was previously a corporate bank manager with First National Bank.
Catherine Long (50), National Financial Executive, started Project Freight with Carol Holland in 1997 and joined The Laser Group in 2001. She has 19 years experience in the customs clearing, forwarding and warehousing industry.
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Nico Troostheide (41), Nico joined the business in 2010 and has extensive experience in the industry.