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Key port information can also be found at: Maritime Database Website 

Port Overview

Being a landlocked country and the subject of a trade embargo by 2 of its 4 neighbours, the Georgian ports Poti and Batumi on the Black Sea coast provides access for the majority of shipments to Armenia. 

Port Poti is on a plain, where the Rioni River empties into the Black Sea, 265 km northwest of Tbilisi, with its geographical location represents a crossroad of the Caucasian corridor. 

Nowadays the port is equipped with modern cargo handling facilities and in line with the European standards. The port has open and closed warehouses, supportive constructions, 8 cargo handling complex located at 15 berths of the “northern port” and “inner basin”, passenger station and berths for fishing fleet. Sea Port of Poti has all conditions to satisfy client’s different requirements regarding cargo and passenger carriage. 

Port website: Port of Poti Website 

Port Location and Contacts 

Country 

Georgia 

Province or District 

SAMEGRELO 

Town or City (Closest location) with Distance (km) 

POTI 

Port's Complete Name 

PORT POTI 

Latitude 

42.15406 

Longitude 

41.66006 

Managing Company or Port Authority

APM Terminals

Management Contact Person 

Poti New Terminal Consortium (PNTC)

116, Tsereteli ave. Business Center Didube Plaza Post code: 0119, Tbilisi, Georgia

Tel: +995 322 357 174

Info@pnt.ge

www.pnt.ge

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations 

Kutaisi International Airport 

Port Picture 

 

Plans for the port in future can be found in this video on YouTube. 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies 

For information on Port of Poti contact details, please see the following link: Port of Poti Website 

Port Performance  

Seasonal Constraints 

 

Occurs 

Time Frame 

Rainy Season 

Yes 

October- May 

Major Import Campaigns 

n/a 

n/a 

 

Handling Figures for 2015 

Vessel Calls 

1300 

Container Traffic (TEUs) 

400,000 

 

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2015 

Bulk (MT) 

8 million 

Break bulk (MT) 

 

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges 

Port tariffs are determined in accordance with the Maritime Code of Georgia, Civil Code of Georgia, Georgian law and other legislative acts relating to transport rules and regulations according to the legislative normative act.

Tariffs are established according to the vessel conditional volume, which is determined with international measurement certificate or according to - LOA of vessel, breadth and molded depth.

Barges, or floating objects combination volumes are determined as sum of separate elements. All charges for services should be paid by forwarder (ship-owner, freighter) or by vessel agent before any vessel leaves from port. In the case of non-payment of service tariffs and fines, the Port Administration Office will provide written notice and the Harbour Master who is permitted to refuse permission for the vessel to leave the port. Lighter ships, which carry out loading operations on internal and external roadstead, pay tariffs according to the lighter volume, which will be given at time of vessel call in port and will receive at time of leaving the port.

Services which are conducted during holidays incur a 25% surcharge for every vessel 

Holidays are defined according to the labour law of Georgia. All kinds of service should be in detail decoded in the bill presented to ship-owner, included service carried out during the holidays. For the calculation of service fees, times rounded-up for each 30 minutes. Therefore, less than 30 minutes will be counted as half an hour and more than 30 minutes will be charged as 1 hour. Payment of tonnage, channel, berthing, sanitary inspection service and watchman tariffs are carried out once and will be paid per operation, by which a vessel arrived to the port. The navigation regimes are established for tariff award: 

National Transporting – refers to vessels under the flag of Georgia, which carries out a navigation in Azov and Black Sea Basin between the ports of Georgia and CIS. 

Vessels with privilege or national regime – refers to vessels, under the flag of Georgia that have concluded an agreement regarding commercial navigation and the vessels under the flag of Georgia as well, which carry out a navigation not in CIS countries. 

Vessels with regular regime – refer to vessels, under the flag of Georgia has not concluded an agreement regarding a commercial navigation. For all tariff calculations, for those oil carrier (OBO) vessels and tankers, that have double bottom, double board or insulated ballast tanks (containers), their conditional volume is multiplied on coefficient -0.85, in case the vessel (agent) presents the International Certificate (IOPP) - to avoid the sea from oil pollution.

Berthing Specifications 

Type of Berth 

Quantity 

Length (m) 

Maximum Draft (m) 

Conventional Berth 

8 

154-264 

8—12.5 

Container Berth 

1 

211 

8.25 

Silo Berth 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

Berthing Tugs 

1-2 engine x 1,775 HP 

1-2 engine x 1,200 HP 

1-2 engine x 600 HP 

1-2 engine x 480 HP 

n/a 

n/a 

General Cargo Handling Berths 

General Cargo - Imports 

Berths 

Imports – Bagged Cargo 

8, 9, 10 ( see below drawing Nº 1) 

Exports – Bagged Cargo 

8, 9, 10 ( see below drawing Nº 1) 

Imports – Steel Goods 

(see below drawing Nº 1) 

Imports & Exports – Ro-Ro 

(see below drawing Nº 1)  


Port Handling Equipment 

Currently the Port is a separate business entity and is operating its own equipment as private company. 

Equipment 

Available 

Total Quantity and Capacity Available 

Dockside Crane 

Yes 

20; Capacity – 358 MT 

Container Gantries 

Yes 

3; Capacity – 120 MT 

Mobile Cranes 

Yes 

3; Capacity - 138 MT  

Reachstacker 

Yes 

8; Capacity – 360 MT 

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer) 

Yes 

4 

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines 

No 

 

Transtainer 

No 

 

Forklifts 

Yes 

8; Capacity – 60 MT 

Port of Poti: Berthing Details 

Berth No 

Length (m) 

Draft (m) 

Specialized for handling 

Equipped with 

1 

200 

12.5 

Liquid Oil Products 

Liquid Oil handling Terminal 

2 

185 

12.5 

Rail, Cars, Trucks & Containers 

Ferry Terminal 2x 20 mt cranes 

3 

215 

8.5 

Metals, Equipment, Pipes 

5 cranes up to 20 mt capacity 

4 

440 

6.5 

Fertilizer & General cargo 

2 cranes up to 20 mt capacity 

5 

173 

8.5 

General Cargo 

2 cranes up to 20 mt capacity 

6 

220 

9.7 

Metal Scrap 

2 cranes up to 20 mt capacity 

7 

210 

8.2 

Container Terminal 

3 cranes up to 40 mt capacity 

8 

220 

9.7 

Grain Bulk & General Cargo 

3 cranes up to 20 mt capacity 

9 

220 

8.0 

Grain Bulk & General Cargo 

3 cranes up to 6 mt capacity 

10 

220 

8.0 

Grain Bulk & General Cargo 

3 cranes up to 20 mt capacity 

11 

220 

8.0 

Grain Bulk & General Cargo 

n/a 

12 

260 

8.0 

Ro-Ro Passenger Terminal 

n/a 

13 

97 

8.5 

Ro-Ro Passenger Terminal 

n/a 

14 

240 

8.5 

Dish of fishing fleet 

n/a 

Port of Poti: Port Specifications 

Pilot Boats 

2 

Water Barges 

1 

Police Boats 

1 

Anti-pollution Boats 

1 

Speed Boats 

2 

Link to current port berthing details web page: Port of Poti Website 

Container Facilities 

The port has one designated container terminal (terminal No. 7) and each major/ international container lines represented in Port Poti such as Maersk, MSC, CMA/CGM, Zim, Happag Lyods have their own terminals outside of port. 

Container Facilities

20ft (TEU’s) 

40ft (FEU’s) 


Container Facilities 

Yes 

Yes 

Container Freight Stations (CFS) 

Yes 

Yes 

Number of CFS  

3 

3 

Refrigerated Container Stations 

Yes 

Yes 

Number of Stations (connection points)

1

1

Containerized Cargo Handling Charges

Discharge, loading, shifting within the hold or shifting on deck without landing 

€48 

€60 

Containers handled via a conventional ship 

€23 

€30 

Containers handled on a Ro-Ro basis 

n/a 

n/a 

Empty Containers 

n/a 

n/a 

Transhipment containers, overland containers, containers shipped & re-landed or landed & re-shipped or shifted from hold to hold 

€23 

€30