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Armenia Port of Poti

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 neighbors, 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 (If more than one operator, break down by area of operation)

Poti Sea Port Corporation

Management Contact Person

Mr. Rony Saab Managing Director ceo@potiseaport.com

ronysaab@potiseaport.com

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations

Kutaisi International Airport

Port Picture

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

Yes / No

From <month> to <month>

Rainy Season

YesOctober- May 

Major Import Campaigns

n/an/a

Other

n/an/a

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

Is the port equipment managed by the government or privately?

Currently Port is separate business entity and is operating its own equipment as privet company.  

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

Berthing Tugs & Mooring Boats

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

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

Port Cargo Handling Equipment

Charge: EU €

Machinery

Rates in Port Territory

Rates out of Ports Territory

With operator

Without operator

Crane –Mobile  8 mt, KS-3575

€23

n/a

€27

Crane –Mobile40 mt, Kato

€74

n/a

€100

Crane – Mobile 90 mt Linkbelt

€110

n/a

€148

Crane – Electrical 16 mt KS-4361

€21

n/a

€25

Crane – Lifting railway UKDE-16

€34

n/a

€40

Low alighting semitrailer 20’

n/a

€3

€5

Low alighting semitrailer 40’

n/a

€4

€6

Excavator – Chukurova 8514

€17

n/a

€21

Diesel Locomotive – TGM-2-5079

€34

n/a

€40

Container Trailer – CH40/40

n/a

€5

€6

Container Loader – 42 mt Kalmar

€52

n/a

€71

Saddle Hauler – 30 mt Sisu

€23

n/a

€27

Saddle Hauler – 25 mt Terberg

€23

n/a

€27

Fork-lift Truck – 10 mtKalmar

€19

n/a

€23

Fork-lift Truck – 25 mtKalmar

€34

n/a

€45

Fork-lift Truck – 4 mt Nissan

€14

n/a

€17

Fork-lift Truck – 1.5 mtToyota

€9

€8

€11

Fork-lift Truck – 10 mtToyota

€19

n/a

€23

Fork-lift Truck – 4 mtToyota

€14

n/a

€17

Fork-lift Truck – 4 mt Chukurova

€14

n/a

€17

Fork-lift Truck Electric – 1.5 mtToyota

€6

€5

€9

Bucket Excavator – Komatsu

€17

n/a

€21

Bucket Loader – 0.35 m³ Bobcat 843

€12

n/a

€14

Bucket Loader – 2.2 m³ Komatsu

€23

n/a

€27

Bucket Loader – 2.5 m³ Liebher 531

€23

n/a

€27

Bucket Loader – 0.31 m³Toyota

€12

n/a

€14

Bucket Loader – 3.2 m³ Chukurova 848

€30

n/a

€36

Please note: The above rates do not include VAT

Container Facilities

Port  have 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

Daily off-take capacity                 No of containers/day

n/a

n/a

Container Freight Stations (CFS)

Yes

Yes

Number ofCFS

3

3

Capacity ofCFS                          No of containers/day

n/a

n/a

Refrigerated Container Stations

Yes

Yes

Number of Stations (connection points)

1

1

Containerized Cargo Handling Charges

Charge: EU €

TEU’s

 FEU’s

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

Customs Guidance

For information on Armenia customs details, please see the following link:

1.3 Armenia Customs Information

Port Security

Security

ISPS Compliant

(Yes / No)

Yes

Current ISPS Level

1

Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional

Police Boats

Yes

 

Fire Engines

Yes