Tbilisi, Georgia, Sept.16
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
The ports of Georgia receive requests for the transportation of goods from Europe due to the sanctions imposed by Russia against the EU, said CEO of ASSA Trans Cauasus Eduard Machavariani at the Odessa "Black Sea Container Summit 2014".
He noted that certain goods went through Georgia from the EU bypassing Russian ports due to sanctions.
"Due to the sanctions, which Russia imposed against Europe, we (Georgia, Poti) receive requests for the transportation of goods that used to be transported through the territory of Russia, from Europe, for example, to Kazakhstan. These goods are very hard to be replaced. For example, milk powder, baby food, etc.," he said.
Earlier, the European Union, the United States and some other countries adopted a range of sanctions against Russia to prevent its access to the financial markets, as well as against the large state-owned companies. Russia banned import of fruit, vegetables, meat and other food products in response.