Vessels in port
New bulk cargo terminal MOU announced in Poti, Georgia
APM Terminals Poti and Poti New Terminals Consortium signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a USD 100 million dollar investment in a new bulk cargo terminal that can process 1.5 million tons of dry bulk cargo annually and generate new trade opportunities for customers in the Georgian transit corridor, the company said in its press release. The new terminal is expected to be built on APM Terminals Poti land and infrastructure and will entail the construction, development and operation of a new breakwater, dry bulk cargo terminal and related infrastructure to serve bulk cargo customers.
APM Terminals Poti Upgrades Tugboat Services
APM Terminals Poti has added two Azimuth Stern-Drive (ASD) tugboats from the Maersk Transport & Logistics sister brand Svitzer, to significantly improve harsh weather operating capabilities and night time navigation through the entrance channel. New Svitzer tugboats can operate in harsh weather conditions, offer safer, stronger services for night time entrance channel navigation. APM Terminals Poti Managing Director, Klaus Holm Laursen said, “We are excited to strengthen our vessel handling capabilities with these advanced tugboats. Our customers benefit with enhanced night-time navigation and safer towage during harsh weather conditions. This translates into faster turn times for vessels, more berthing windows to fit last minute changes to sailing schedules and we can now welcome even longer, larger vessels."
Kulevi Oil Terminal started to transship naphtha
Kulevi Oil Terminal is capable to transship a variety of hydrocarbons including crude oil, fuel oil, vacuum gasoil, gasoline, gasoil, aviation kerosene, ULSD, methanol, and LPG. Black Sea Terminal has proven again however, that it can receive and transship more goods with existing resources and without any additional investment. The next stage of development was the successful receipt and dispatch of the new product – naphtha. The first parcel of naphtha was received by rail tank cars, offloaded using pump station №90, stored in the shore tank, and successfully loaded onto the oil tanker Riroil 2, without any loss of time, quality or quantity. Kulevi Oil Terminal management and staff believe that this is not the end of the company’s progress, and the Terminal is ready to take up any challenge and achieve new targets in the oil industry. Source: AzertacUpload News