TEK Poseidon has been appointed by 1GSA as its member for Russia, bringing the network’s membership to 12 countries and several more applications are pending.
The Russian company was founded in 2002 and has developed into a substantial group of businesses spanning activities including forwarding, road transport, express, warehousing, liner agency and ocean consolidation.
Air cargo GSSA operations are its newest activity; not only providing sales, marketing and revenue collection for airlines, but also offers customers bonded warehousing facilities and trucking, import handling and door-to-door collections and deliveries.
The GSSA division is managed by Sergey Bryukhovetskiy.
TEK Poseidon chairman, Alexander Tysyachnikov says: “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.”
He adds: “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 adds: “We are delighted to welcome TEK Poseidon to our family. 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.”
TEK has bases in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Riga, Klaipeda, Helsinki, Minsk and Hamburg, and a further office is planned in Tashkent.