Qatar Navigation in Debut Europe Container Shipping Service

(Bloomberg) -- Qatar Navigation QSC will start a direct container shipping service connecting the Black Sea and the Mediterranean in its first foray into Europe.

The Black Sea Service will connect Greece, Turkey, Georgia and Russia, the company said in a statement. It follows a maritime route from Athens to Istanbul, Georgia’s Poti, Novorossiysk in Russia, and then to Athens. Two ships with 1,700 containers and 300 refrigerated containers will be set up for the service, the company said.

It didn’t say when the service would start.

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