The Heads of Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways), Georgian Railway and Azerbaijan Railways signed a Memorandum on the cooperation and joint usage of the ferries of Ukrainian Railways in Odesa. The press service of Ukrzaliznytsia reported this.
‘Memorandum provides the creation of the joint enterprise on the operating of the ferries of Ukrzaliznytsia and development of the EU-Ukraine-Black Sea-Georgia- Azerbaijan-Caspian Sea-Asian Region Countries route’, the message said.
The Ukrainian Railways noted that two ferries ‘Plevna Heroes’ and 'Shipka Heroes’ are owned by the company. These ferries got the records on the right to property and on right of navigation under the state flag of Ukraine. ‘Shipka Heroes’ got the record on the nucleus crew.
Earlier Istanbul and Odesa started direct ferry passenger connection.
The Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan claimed that Ukrzaliznytsia will start a new ferry line from Chornomorsk to Georgia in 2018. Also, he claimed that the conception of Ukraine and Georgia on the creation of the joint enterprise with the private partner using the Ukrainian ferries was approved in 2016.