Chapman Freeborn has opened an office in Moscow and named Maxim Tsarev as director general for Russia.

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Maxim Tsarev.

Chapman Freeborn said the Moscow office will support the company’s growth and expansion plans in the Russian market. Eric Erbacher, Chapman Freeborn ceo, added: “Russia is a fast-developing market and is economically growing. Traditionally the main industries have been oil and gas, mining and machine manufacturing. We see aircraft building, aerospace production and tech as growing industries, as well as automotive and transport.

“The move to open an office in Moscow is part of our long-term growth and expansion plans. Having Chapman Freeborn positioned in Moscow will allow us to far better work strategically with freight forwarders and support these growing markets with our product offering.”

Chapman Freeborn Russia will focus three key product areas: cargo, passenger and private jets and on board courier (OBC). Tsarev, who joins the team following 10 years at DSV Global Transport and Logistics, said: “The OBC product offering I think will be the most interesting. This is new to the Russian market and something that Chapman Freeborn Russia can offer as a stand-alone product.”

Tsarev is joined by Andrius Butkus, OBC director; Roman Vorobyev, PAX director; and Vladislav Volzhanin, cargo director.