Blog » 2013-20 - Georgia, Iliychevsk - Samsun - Poti maritime-based Service
|2013-20 - Georgia, Iliychevsk - Samsun - Poti maritime-based Service|
|Maritime project. Soft measure. The maritime link Samsun-Iliychevsk-Poti (Motorways of the Sea Link) shall connect 3 sea ports of Turkey, Ukraine and Georgia, respectively. TRACECA and other international routes pass through these sea ports:
|The project deals with establishing a new maritime-based link between Ukraine, Turkey and Georgia, which will allow to transport trucks, rolling stock, rail cars, containers, etc.|
3 mln EUR
Related investments: 3 mln EUR for the rehabilitation of Samsun rail ramp and construction of rail gauge-break (from Russian to European) and marshalling yard facilities.
|The project implementation could be split into two phases:
Phase 1 (year 1 through 3 since start)
Phase 2 (year 4 through 7 since start)
|Technical surveys completed between Port and Shipping lines, Provisional design of works needed ashore and on board of the vessels and drawing of corresponding budget completed, results of market studies carried out by Shipping lines and Port found unsatisfying in terms of existing and potential volumes of traffic and therefore not justifying implementation of the project yet.|
|Expected impacts on transport, environment, social, other|
|It is planned to have 1-2 calls to ports of Samsun, Iliychevsk and Poti per week. Also it is expected that owing to optimised/rational use of existing ferry fleet of UkrFerry and BMF it is possible to dedicate from 2 to 5 rail/Ro-Ro ferry vessels accommodating either 103-108 rails cars or 90-100 TIR trucks.
Environmental impacts: The shift from truck to ferry boat reduces congestion as well as air and noise pollution along the land route via Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey - respectively through Russia.
Socio-economic impacts: The project should help sea ports and operators to benefit from:
|Source of funding|
|In addition to 0.18 mln EUR from national stakeholders (UkrFerry and BMF) it is planned to attract 2.72 mln EUR from external sources to be defined.|