Evergreen launches two new services in the Eastern Mediterranean – Black Sea. New services will replace the existing ones – BSM (deep sea Black Sea – Sea of Marmara) and GTG (Greece – Turkey – Georgia) and will operate under the brands TGR (Turkey – Georgia – Russia) and GTB (Greece – Turkey – Bulgaria).
On the GTB service, Evergreen will work in conjunction with the Arkas / Emes line, while at Arkas / Emes it will be called ABX (Aegean – Bulgaria Express), Dynamar reports citing Alphaliner.
The TGR service will operate two vessels with a capacity of 1100 TEU in rotation: Piraeus – Istanbul (Ambarli) – Izmit (Gebze) – Poti – Novorossiysk – Gemlik – Piraeus.
Two vessels with a capacity of 1700 TEU will operate on the GTB / ABX service in rotation: Piraeus – Thessaloniki – Istanbul (Haydarpasha) * – Istanbul (Ambarli) – Varna * – Istanbul (Ambarli) – Piraeus.
* not announced by Arkas / Emes
Arkas told SeaNews that the GTB / ABX service will be weekly and will be powered by Roza A and Uni Assure container ships. One vessel will be operated by Arkas / Emes, the other by Evergreen. The service will start on September 25 from the port of Piraeus with the ship “Roza A”.
Rotation according to Arkas data: Piraeus – Thessaloniki – Piraeus – Istanbul (Haydarpasha) * – Istanbul (Ambarli) – Varna * – Istanbul (Ambarli) – Piraeus.