GAC and POLOG partner for Arctic

May 30, 2013

GAC Norway AS and Polar Logistics Group APS (POLOG) have partnered to strengthen GAC’s network within the Arctic Circle.

The move is the latest stage in the company’s strategy to better serve the Arctic region by bringing together organizations and individuals to create a unified network of experience and local resources.

By combining GAC’s shipping, logistics and marine skill-set with POLOG’s network throughout Greenland and ability to meet remote location logistical needs from ice runways to mountain-top camps, the alliance offers tangible benefits to the energy sector.

Since the opening of the LNG plant in Hammerfest, Norway, in 2007, GAC has supported the increasing number of oil majors looking to move further north:

  • In 2010, GAC Spitsbergen opened, supported by Pole Position AS, followed by a joint cooperation between GAC Norway and GAC Russia – GAC’s branch in Murmansk – two years later.
  •  In 2012, GAC and Henriksen Shipping Service AS in Kirkenes began supporting offshore operations in the Barents and Kara seas. 
  • Also, in 2012, GAC was the agent for the LNG carrier Ob River, when it became the first vessel of its kind to travel the Northern Sea Route (ice-free for only two months of the year).

 “Together with GAC, we’ll further strengthen our focus on the Arctic market while also broadening our global perspective by taking our wealth of experience in complex remote location operations wherever it’s needed,” said Jan Almqvist, POLOG managing director.

 



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