Evergreen is launching two new services between East Mediterranean and the Black Sea, one of them in cooperation with Arkas/Emes.
The new services dubbed Turkey-Georgia-Russia (TGR) and Greece-Turkey-Bulgaria (GTB) will replace two existing operations branded BSM (Black Sea & Marmara feeder) and GTG (Greece-Turkey-Georgia), Dynamar reports quoting according to Alphaliner.
GTB will be actually operated in cooperation with Arkas/Emes, which advertises it as Aegean-Bulgaria Express (ABX).
TGR will be operated with 2 x 1,100 TEU vessel, the rotation will be: Piraeus – Istanbul (Ambarli) – Izmit (Gebze) – Poti – Novorossiysk – Gemlik – Piraeus.
* not advertised by Arkas/Emes
GTB/ABX will deploy 2 x 1,700 TEU container ships, “Roza A” and “Uni Assure”, one operated by Evergreen and one by Arkas/Emes. The service starts on September 25 with “Roza A” departing Piraeus.
The service rotation of GTB/ABX is: Piraeus – Thessaloniki – Istanbul (Haydarpasa)* – Istanbul (Ambarli) – Varna* – Istanbul (Ambarli) – Piraeus.
The ABX rotation as marketed by Arkas is as follows: Piraeus – Thessaloniki – Piraeus – Istanbul (Haydarpasa)*– Istanbul (Ambarli) – Varna*– Istanbul (Амбарли) – Piraeus.