1GSA adds TEK Poseidon as new Russian member

17 / 08 / 2017

  • TEK Poseidon chairman Alexander Tysyachnikov

    TEK Poseidon chairman Alexander Tysyachnikov

GSSA network 1GSA has appointed Moscow-based TEK Poseidon as its member for Russia as it continues to expand its reach.

The addition of TEK Poseidon means 1GSA, which was launched earlier this year, now has members in 12 countries and pending applications for several more.

TEK Poseidon has bases in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Riga, Klaipeda, Helsinki, Minsk and Hamburg and a further office is planned in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

It also offers forwarding, road transport, express, warehousing, liner agency, and ocean consolidation.

TEK Poseidon chairman Alexander Tysyachnikov said: “Imports and exports between Russia and overseas markets are well-balanced, with particularly good demand on routes to and from central Asia, the Middle East, south Asia, and Africa.

"However, during the economic crisis in Russia, a number of carriers left the market, and this now provides some challenges in achieving direct connections with overseas markets; sometimes, two transhipments are required.

“TEK Poseidon’s air cargo sales and marketing resources, in conjunction with its integrated trucking operation and well-established access to first-sector flown capacity, mean that we can provide offline and online carriers with a one-stop solution for establishing an effective presence in the large, and potentially lucrative, Russian market.”

1GSA president David Lee said: “Russia is an important market, with exciting opportunities for international carriers, but we recognise that providing effective representation and reliable management of transhipments are equally vital to its successful exploitation.

“We are therefore very fortunate in recruiting a member who can resolve these issues through its strong resources. TEK Poseidon’s capabilities in Russia add considerably to 1GSA’s growing offering to carriers.”

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