Batumi International Container Terminal LLC (BICTL) recently signed a terminal services agreement with Arkas Line, a new shipping line to call at BICT.
According to Capt. Jan Nowak, BICTL chief executive officer and general manager, signing a terminal services agreement with another shipping line will further improve container volume at BICT: “With Batumi being the gateway to the Caucasus region and Central Asia, attracting more shipping lines to call at BICT will definitely increase our container market share in Georgia. As we also have the go signal for the planned phased development of the terminal that will start within the year, we are now more optimistic of attracting more clients and cargo to improve our business.”
Arkas Line, formerly known as EMES Shipping and Transport S.A., was established in July 1996 and became the first container shipping line in Turkey under the Turkish flag. Arkas Line provides regular line service to the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions.