GAC broadens Caspian offshore support

Logistics group GAC plans to develop enhanced marine services to support offshore energy projects in Russian waters.

Offshore staff

DUBAI, UAE -- Logistics group GAC plans to develop enhanced marine services to support offshore energy projects in Russian waters.

The company opened its first office in the region in 2001 in the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk.

Branches in Moscow, St Petersburg, Murmansk, and Taman followed, offering customized combinations of services to the offshore oil and gas industry, including ship and hub agency, safety and security, weather routing and ship-to-ship transfer, support vessels, and crewing services.

The latest addition to the company’s services is project cargo logistics for the energy sector on the Russia shelf areas of the Black Sea, Caspian Sea, and elsewhere.

Assignments have included transportation of gas turbines from Italy to Uzbekistan via Turkmenistan; pipes for offshore pipelines transported from Romania to Turkmenistan; and towage of foreign-flagged vessels and floating cargoes through Russian water ways such as the Volga Don Canal.

Last year, GAC Russia arranged the transit of GAC’s M/V GAC Pearl through Russia when the vessel was mobilized from Nigeria to Turkmenistan.

07/15/2011

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