New ferry service connects Georgia and Bulgaria

  • Black Sea Port Poti; Photo by Poti Port web page, 20 Aug 2014 - 15:42, Tbilisi,Georgia

It’s been four years since a ferry connected Georgia and Bulgaria but this week a new sea service opened to reconnect the two countries.

On Monday Druzhba’s Ferry resumed travel between Georgia and Bulgaria, which boasts the shortest route from Georgia to Europe.

"Restoration of the ferry service will help Georgian exporters deliver their products to European markets at the lowest cost,” said Temur Bakradze, director of the ferry service Eurasia Roro Line.

A passenger and freight ferry connecting Poti Black Sea Port to Varna, Bulgaria has launched, with the ferry able to accommodate travellers and vehicles.

Bakradze stressed a Russian port would be added to the sea route on October 1, which would give the opportunity for Georgian exporters and regional carriers to connect with Russia "in the shortest way”.

The last ferry voyage between Bulgaria and Georgia was carried out in 2010.