Qatar Navigation in Debut Europe Container Shipping Service

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Shipping containers stand on the dockside at the Port of Le Havre in Le Havre, France, on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. France is benefiting from solid economic expansion in the euro zone after years of European Central Bank stimulus, and a trade dispute with the U.S. that could have led to higher tariffs seems to have subsided for now. Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

Qatar Navigation QSC will start a direct container shipping service connecting the Black Sea and the Mediterranean in its first foray into Europe.

The Black Sea Service will connect Greece, Turkey, Georgia and Russia, the company said in a statement. It follows a maritime route from Athens to Istanbul, Georgia’s Poti, Novorossiysk in Russia, and then to Athens. Two ships with 1,700 containers and 300 refrigerated containers will be set up for the service, the company said.

It didn’t say when the service would start.

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