Kerry Logistics signed a MoU between its member company Globalink and Georgia’s Anaklia City to cooperate in the development of the Anaklia Deep Sea Port and Special Economic in Anaklia, Georgia. Leveraging its long presence in Georgia and the Caucasian region, Kerry Logistics and Globalink is expected to bring in a wealth of logistics and multimodal freight knowledge and expertise to the project.
Scheduled for opening by the end of 2020, the Anaklia Port and Anaklia SEZ, comprising modern logistics and industrial parks, will be fully integrated with rail and road connections to the infrastructure networks of Georgia and neighboring countries. The Anaklia Port is expected to become one of the largest ports in the Black Sea region and first deep water port in Georgia with a handling capacity of up to 10,000 TEU vessels, catering for a mix of cargoes including containers, dry bulk, liquid bulk and other types of cargoes.
Anaklia is strategically located along the shortest trade route between China and Europe in the Belt and Road network, acting as a cargo gateway of the landlocked Central Asian and Caucasian regions.
“Anaklia is a key cargo gateway in the Caucasian region. With Globalink’s proven track record in the Georgian market, and our comprehensive multimodal freight network across Eurasia, we are committed to devising innovative solutions to facilitate the building of Anaklia Port into a successful logistics hub for the region with integrated logistics, sea-rail, and sea-road services,” Edwardo Erni, Managing Director – China and North Asia of Kerry Logistics, said.