Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company (ASCO) intends to launch a feeder service between Batumi in Georgia and Constanta in Romania.
The project was discussed last week in Tbilisi, Georgia, between ASCO, railway operators and shipping companies from Georgia, Kazakhstan and Romania.
According to ASCO, the service is aimed mainly for transit cargo moved between Europe and China and between Europe and Central Asia.
The first trial voyage is to start on September 20. Initially, the service will be operated with one vessel provided by ASCO with three sailings a month (every 10 days).
In future, as the cargo flow grows, the service frequency and the number of vessels deployed can be increased.