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30 June 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 02:49 GMT+2

May 25, 2022

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New containerized service in the Black Sea between ports of Poti and Costanza

The line has been activated as part of the Transcaspic International Corridor

Among the initiatives initiated by the start of the conflict in Ukraine with the aim of creating logistical corridors between China and Europe that do not cross the territory of Russia and Belarus is part of the one announced today by the Georgian railway company Georgian Railway (GR). Its subsidiary GR Logistics & Terminals will in fact activate a shipping link in the Black Sea for container shipping from Georgian ports to Europe with the use of the feeder ship Rasul Rza of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping (ASCO). The new Transcaspic International Transport Service will also be carried out in collaboration with the Azerbaijani intermodal company ADY Container and the Kazakh intermodal company KTZ Express.

With the first trip the Rasul Rza , which has a gross grasp of 5,500 tonnes and a containerized capacity of 210 teu, will transport 146 containers from the Georgian port of Poti to the Romanian Costanza, from which the loads will be shipped to Germany and Hungary and then to others European countries. The frequency of the service will be three monthly departures.

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