Dubai-based GAC yesterday announced organisational changes to optimise its resources in Russia and better serve the country's fast growing offshore sector.
This move comes in response to customer needs within the shipping, logistics and marine services industries that GAC serves, it said in a statement.
GAC Shipping and Logistics, with its head office in Moscow, has been established to consolidate the company's existing facilities in Novorossiysk (Gulf Agency Company Novorossiysk) and St Petersburg (GAC St Petersburg). It also adds a third office at the new port of Taman on the Black Sea where the company will specialise in providing shipping services at liquid and dry bulk terminals.
Arkady Podkopaev has returned to his native Russia to take over as General Manager of GAC Shipping Logistics, after three years with GAC operations in Turkmenistan.
He said: "By restructuring its business in Russia, GAC is able to focus on our core services and customers. It also makes us better positioned and equipped to explore new markets such as marine services for the fast growing offshore industry in Russian territorial waters."