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The GAC Group has established a new agency operation in Algeria. The head office of GAC Algeria is in Algiers. It provides a full range of ship agency services to vessels calling at the country's main ports, including Annaba, Skikda, Bejaia, Algier, Mostaganem, Arzew/Betioua and Oran. The company's expansion into Algeria was driven by its focus on the global energy market, according to Erland Ebbersten, regional director for Europe, the Mediterranean, Black Sea, Caspian Sea and Africa. Algeria produces an average of 1.5 million barrels of oil per day and is the fourth largest exporter of gas, he said. The country's prospects are further bolstered by its investments in transportation and utilities infrastructure. In addition to its focus on the oil and gas export business, GAC will be handling an array of activities such as the import of pipes in bulk, exports of fertilizer and cement, and liner business.
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