Batumi Port (GEBUS)

Port Code GEBUS City Batumi
Port Name BATUMI Country/Region Georgia
Category Port City Route THE BLACK SEA
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Batumi Port (GEBUS)


      The Port of Batumi (GE) is located on the north bank of the CORUH estuary on the southwest coast of Georgia, on the southeast side of the Black Sea, close to Turkey The border of the Republic is Georgia's oil transit port. Since the completion of the railway to Baku, Azerbaijan in 1883, and the oil pipeline connected to Baku from 1897 to 1907, the port has developed rapidly. In addition to petroleum processing, the main industries include machinery manufacturing, electrical machinery, food processing, and tea. Among them, food processing includes canned food and wine. The wine made in Georgia is well-known in the world, and its output accounts for 20% of the total output of the former Soviet Union. In addition, there are light industrial sectors such as paper, leather shoes, and knitted underwear. The port is about 580n mile from the port of Istanbul.

The port has a temperate continental climate with long winters and short summers, often with thundershowers. The lowest annual average temperature is about 0~5℃, and the highest is about 20~25℃. It can be navigable throughout the year. The average annual rainfall is about 1500mm. The water level difference is about 0.8m.

There are mainly 12 deep-water berths in the port area, of which 5 are oil berths, and the rest are dry bulk cargoes. The maximum water depth is about 10.5m. There is also a reliable berth for a 40,000-dwt tanker with buoys. Loading and unloading equipment includes various shore cranes, portal cranes, portable cranes, floating cranes and oil pipelines. The water depth of the large ship anchorage reaches 20m. In addition to petroleum products, the main export goods include grain, wood, wine and canned food. Imported goods are mainly petroleum, pig iron, machinery and metal products. During holidays, assignments can be arranged if necessary, but overtime must be paid.

Port business

Batumi Port is located in a natural deep-water port, which is well protected on the high seas. The modern port mainly relies on oil, which also supports the industrial development of the town.

The port of Batumi is connected with roads and railways in Turkey, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus. It handles all kinds of cargo, ships and passengers. It contains five dedicated terminals for oil, containers, railway ferries, dry cargo and passengers.

The oil terminal operates four berths, one of which can accept four tankers at the same time. The three berths have a total length of 505 meters and a depth of 10.2 meters to 12 meters. The conventional buoy mooring (CBM) can accommodate ships from 185 to 250 meters long with a depth of 13.6 meters. The terminal specializes in processing crude oil, diesel, gasoline and black oil.

The multifunctional Batumi International Container Terminal has three berths and can handle 300,000 TEU container cargo each year. The terminal covers an area of ​​13.6 hectares, including ferry and dry bulk cargo terminals. The container terminal berth is 284 meters long and 11 meters deep.

The Batumi Ferry Terminal port has a berth for rail ferry, which transports goods between Batumi, Varna in Bulgaria, Ilesevsk in Ukraine and Poti in Georgia. The three-tier ferry has a capacity of 126,000 dwt and can accept 108 eight-wheel rail cars. The ferry system is fully automated and handles approximately 700,000 tons of cargo each year.

The dry cargo terminal provides four berths with a total length of 834 meters and a depth of 8 to 11 meters. The dry cargo terminal handles grain, ore, bags and pallets, general cargo and timber.

Batumi Port Passenger Terminal is located at two berths in the city center. Berth 10 is 200 meters long and 11.6 meters long, and Berth 11 is 194 meters long and 8.25 meters deep.

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Summary of GEBUS

Batumi Port (port code: GEBUS) is a large deep-water port in Georgia. It is located on the Black Sea coast, on the west side of Batumskaya Bukhta, approximately 20 kilometers north of the Turkish border.
The port is protected by two moles and consists of an outer and inner roadstead and two basins with five terminals. It contains five dedicated terminals, namely oil terminal, international container terminal, ferry terminal, dry cargo terminal and passenger terminal. There are mainly 12 deep-water berths in the port area, of which 5 are oil berths.
The port handles more than 12 million tons of cargo and 100TEU annually. A wide range of petroleum, crude oil and petroleum products are handled. Bulk cargo including grain, green sugar, scrap metal and ore, and general cargo including steel pipes and wood products are also handled.
Each year about 665 vessels and 22,000 passengers visit this port. The types of vessels regularly calling at this port are cargo vessels, accounting for more than 33%; and tankers, taking up around 24%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 200 meters. The maximum draught is 10.9 meters. The maximum deadweight is 63,590t.