ZIM’s new feeder service links Georgia with Turkey
APM Terminals Poti received the maiden call of the new Poti Turkiye Feeder (PTF) service, connecting Turkey and Georgia, from Israeli container line ZIM.
The 925 TEU Contship Joy will operate between Turkish ports and Georgian Poti Port every 12-14 days.
APM Terminals Poti serves as a global gateway for trade in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as operating as a hub for trade between Europe and Central Asia.
With on-dock rail connections and direct connections to the region’s road and rail networks, the port is connected to all key cities in Georgia, the greater Caucasus region and Central Asia.
“This new service expands Poti’s global connectivity even further via Zim’s worldwide network,” said APM Terminals in an announcement.
Iain Rawlinson, chief commercial officer of APM Terminals Poti, commented, “With the increased need for connections between Georgia and Central Asia and the rest of the world, and the growth in this market, we are confident that ZIM will have great success with their new Turkiye-Poti Feeder service.”