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Giorgi Kobulia: Ferry service between Georgia and EU will Increase Country’s Transit Potential

One of the major global shipping companies, Stena Rederi, as shown its interest in  developing a ferry service between Georgia and the European Union, Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze said after meeting with the company CEO Carl Johan Hagman  held at the international Economic Forum in Davos.

According to the Ministry of Economy, the meeting focused on the issues related to Georgia’s sea potential and it was noted the ferry service would increase the interest of the largest global  transportation  companies in Europe and Asia to the country’s transit capabilities.

Economy Minister  Giorgi Kobulia  says that Stena Rederi is interested in organizing ferry traffic between the Georgian and European Black Sea ports.

“Ferry service with Europe will significantly increase the transit potential of Georgia and will make the European market much more accessible for Georgian producers, ”the Minister believes.