BICT welcomes enhancement to MSC’s Batumi – Gioia Tauro service

File photo of an MSC vessel docked at BICT


Batumi International Container Terminal (BICT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) business unit at the Port of Batumi in Georgia, will be offering customers enhanced connectivity to North Africa and Spain via Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) enhanced Batumi – Gioia Tauro service starting mid-April.
MSC’s improved service will make weekly calls to and from Batumi, following a new rotation that includes additional direct ports and decreased transit times. The service will be sailing through the following ports: Tekirdağ - Derince – Aliaga – Marsaxlokk – Algeiers – Casablanca – Sines – Valencia – Gioia Tauro – Burgas – Batumi. 
“MSC’s enhanced service can help boost Georgia’s foreign trade by establishing a direct link with North Africa, Portugal and Spain. The addition of direct ports gives businesses access to more locations, opening new trade routes and providing more options for shipping goods between Batumi and Gioia Tauro,” said Nikoloz Gogoli, BICT chief executive officer.
BICT’s customers can leverage the service’s expanded connectivity to gain a competitive advantage, identify potential customers and explore new market opportunities. The fast transit times to and from Türkiye and the Mediterranean Sea allows businesses to receive goods more quickly, resulting in reduced lead times and improved supply chain efficiency across the regions.

Port rotation of MSC’s enhanced Batumi Gioia Tauro service