On October 9, 2014, the ninth edition
of "Constanta Port Day in Krems" took place in Austria.
Over 200 delegates from 14 countries, representing companies in the fields of shipping, logistics, port industry, forwarding, import-export services, attended the event in Krems, which aims every year at a more effective plan to promote the port of Constanta, identify business opportunities to attract the traffic of goods on the Danube and Black Sea, as well as to establish new contacts and partnerships in this respect. Port of Batumi, represented by Director Mr. Mirian Katamadze and Deputy Director in operations and logistics Mr. Ilia Tsivadze, for the second time (first in 2013) participated in this event. During the presentation of BSP, Mr. Tsivadze specified the potential that Romania and Georgia have to become the main gates for the access of goods coming from Asia and Middle East to Central and Eastern Europe and vice versa using intermodal connection. Β«We need to show that our ports are in full development which will enable them attract new cargo flows and generate trust in the future of our countries as reliable partners for the transshipment of cargoes in the above mentioned directions. It is high time we make a joint attempt to bring to the attention of both importers and exporters the viability of using our (Traceca) routes than those through the Western EuropeΒ»- he said. One of the main points of the event was the agreement and signing of necessary documents by the parties concerning the launch of a regular road-rail ferry line Illichevsk(Ukraine)- Constanza(Romania)-Batumi(Georgia) to be implemented in mid-October this year.
According to the participants, the event was held in a business and friendly atmosphere and the parties agreed to continue focusing on improving the infrastructure and on performing several essential legislative amendments that would turn Romania and Georgia into the ideal destination for European imports and exports.