Grampet Group launches naval route between Batumi and Constanta
Grampet Group has announced that they had signed an agreement with Georgia's GR Logistics & Terminals and Azerbaijan's ASCO Logistic.
Romanian railway freight transport group Grampet has signed an agreement with Georgia's GR Logistics & Terminals and Azerbaijan's ASCO Logistic to open a regular shipping route between the ports of Constanta and Batumi.
In June, Grampet and NMSC Kazmortransflot LLP, the national sea carrier of Kazakhstan, signed a Memorandum of Partnership as part of the same project.
President of the Grampet Group, Gruia Stoica, stated that the new route would have an important role in developing freight traffic between Europe and Asia, a key role for TITR (also known as the Middle Corridor).
One year after joining the Middle Corridor Association, we have managed to activate the Batumi/ Poti - Constanta shipping route, which has a very important role for the freight transit from Asia to Europe – it is basically the last piece missing from the Middle Corridor chain. At the same time, the Tbilisi agreement brings us closer to our stated goal of launching the first rail freight transports between China and Western Europe that will transit Romania," Grampet Group president Gruia Stoica stated.
Constanta Port has a handling capacity of over 100 million tonnes per year and 156 berths. The Batumi Port has a capacity of 18 million tonnes per year, five terminals and 11 berths.
Maritime Business World