Shipping success since 1981

The origins of GMT Shipping & Logistics Group can be traced back to 1981 and the UK establishment of Hayling Seas Line SA and Snaddon (UK) Ltd. As the Group’s business became focused on Asia, GMT Shipping Line Inc. was incorporated in Hong Kong on 14 January 1998.

Since then, GMT Shipping & Logistics Group has continuously provided regular specialist liner services transporting conventional and steel cargo from the Baltic and Black Sea to West Africa. We have been expanding our service scope, range and reach ever since.

Company milestones
  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2002
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2008
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2016


Incorporation of GMT Shipping Line Inc.

GMT Shipping Nigeria Ltd. was established.


GMT Shipping Nigeria Ltd. was established and appointed as agents for Nigeria and Ghana by COSCOL Guangzhou.

GMT Logistics Nigeria Ltd. was established to conduct clearing and forwarding operations.


GMT Shipping & Logistics Group was established in Hong Kong to offer integrated door-to-door international forwarding services.


ACS Africa Coastal Services (Ghana) Ltd. was established to construct a multi-purpose terminal in Tema, Ghana.


Conti GMT Shipping Ltd. launched liner services between the Baltic Sea and Black Sea to West Africa.

Container & Transport Engineering Nigeria Ltd. was set up to centralise land asset management of the trucks.


ACS Ghana terminal commenced operations as scheduled.


GMT Shipping Nigeria Ltd. launched an inland container depot in Lagos, Nigeria.


GMT Shipping & Logistics Group named Excellent Agent by COSCO.


Constructed first MV GMT Phoenix building in January.


GMT Shipping (HK) Limited named Good MPF Employer by The Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority in Hong Kong.