Successful experience of cooperation at Ilyichevsk-Constantza-Poti/Batumi ferry service
17 March, 2015
In October 2014, in the presence of ambassadors of a number of European countries, heads and leading specialists of the transport industry of European Community, Ukraine, Romania, Georgia, various international organizations and the port of Constantza, a regular ferry service between the European community, the countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia was solemnly inaugurated by “Ukrferry” and “RomcaroMaritime”. Only 3 trailers rolled in on board in that first voyage. But Romanian specialists of ROMCARGO and Ukrainian seafarers were confident that their cooperation established in the preparation of the first ferry service will yield results in the short term.
Forecasts came true. On the eve of the official visit by President of Romania Klaus Verner Iohannis to Ukraine representatives of the two countries have summed up the preliminary results of operation of Constantza – Poti/Batumi ferry service. The results are pleasing: the number of trailers carried by a Ukrainian ferry from EC countries to the Caucasus states rises with each voyage. Victuals, trailers loaded with cars, building machinery and various equipment proceed from Europe. More than 50 firetrucks have been delivered from Germany to Afghanistan as another confirmation of good prospects for the new service.
“Our Romanian partners from “Romcargo Maritime” headed by Derin Iakob have established close partnership with European logistics centers and shippers, raising cargoflow of this service” says Alexander Kurlyand , President of Ukrferry. “It would be very good for the controlling and Port authorities in the port of Ilyichevsk to take over the experience of their Romanian colleagues in fast processing of cargo formalities. Documentation processing and port formalities take 2-3 times less time in Constantza than in Ilyichevsk raising the overall efficiency of the ferry service.”
Fedorov Alexander, press secretary of the Association of Shipowners of Ukraine.
Press release of the Association of Shipowners of Ukrain
The first broadcast in a series of reports on the Black Sea of the famous British media corporation BBC, recorded in June 2017 on board ferries of “Ukrferry”, as well as in Odessa, Georgia and Turkey has been released.