Our Story

  • 1987

    The GBA story began as we open our first office operating as Shipping Agents.

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  • 1990

    We diversified into Vehicle Handling and specialised Ro-Ro Vessel Agency Services.

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  • 1993

    We add vehicle terminal management and specialist stevedoring to our list of services.

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  • 1994

    Our Liner Agency division is launched.

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  • 1997

    The GBA head office opens in Grimsby.

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  • 1998

    We expand into freight forwarding operations.

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  • 2002

    A whole new range of vehicle services is introduced to include PDI, workshops and bodyshops.

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  • 2004

    We celebrate the one millionth Toyota car handled through our facilities.

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  • 2005

    Our state-of-the-art Distribution Centre in Killingholme, Grimsby opens.

    - We also expand into India with our first office opening there.

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  • 2006

    GBA is named ‘UK Port Agent of the Year’.

    - We expand into Turkey.

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  • 2007

    The two millionth Volkswagen vehicle passes though the GBA terminal.

    - Our Technical Centre in Newcastle opens.

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  • 2008

    GBA Managing Director Captain Sam Judah is awarded an MBE for services to business.

    - Our car transportation services launches.

    - We win Best ‘European Terminal Award.’

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  • 2010

    We expand into the renewable energy sector.

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  • 2011

    The two millionth Toyota vehicle passes through Grimsby.

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  • 2012

    July 1st 2012 we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the GBA Group.

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  • 2013

    A £26 million new Grimsby River Terminal is officially launched – one of the largest projects in the port of Grimsby’s history.

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  • 2015

    Double celebrations as we receive excellence awards for ‘Terminal Ports Operator’ and ‘Vehicle Processing Centre’.

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  • 2016

    We begin work to run one of the UK’s busiest military ports in Southampton.

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  • 2017

    Moving into 2017 we celebrate 30 years of business.

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