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Poti Port (GEPTI)

Port Code GEPTI City Poti
Port Name POTI Country/Region Georgia
Category Port City Route THE BLACK SEA
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Dry Port

Introduction of Poti Port (GEPTI)

Overview:

Port of Poti (APM Terminals Poti), located on the southern coast of the Black Sea in western Georgia, is a port in Poti City. It is a natural port and an important port for the Eurasian Transport Corridor and the Western Silk Road. The eastern bridgehead of the Asian Continental Bridge corresponds to Lianyungang. The port throughput in 2002 was approximately 5 million tons. There are 15 available berths in Poti Port with a total length of 2,900 meters and an annual cargo handling capacity of about 6 million tons. The port area has a water depth of 12.5 meters and can berth up to 40,000 tons of sea vessels. There are special terminals for grain, oil, bulk cargo and containers. In 2003, the container throughput was 43,000. The port is equipped with a variety of modern lifting equipment, and a single crane has a maximum lifting capacity of 45 tons. The port has an oil terminal and the largest storage warehouse.

Poti Seaport has experienced rapid growth, and the fundamentals of sustained and steady growth still exist in the past ten years. APM company is investing 65 million US dollars to expand port facilities to meet the world-class performance level of production efficiency and safety APM terminal.

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Summary of GEPTI

The Poti Sea Port (Port Code: GEPTI) is major seaport and harbor off the eastern Black Sea coast at the mouth of the Rioni River in Poti, Georgia. Opened in 1905, it is the largest port in Georgia, handling container, liquids, dry bulk cargo and passenger ferries. The multi-purpose facility has 15 berths, a total quay length of 2,900 meters, more than 20 quay cranes and 17 km of rail track. The port serves as a European gateway for international trade in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, and is ideally located to become a hub for Central Asia trade. It offers direct ferry traffic with the Black Sea ports of Ukraine, Russia and Bulgaria and is connected to the nation’s railway network, with connection to all key cities in Georgia. It connects the Romanian port of Constanţa and Bulgarian port Varna with the landlocked countries of the Caspian region and Central Asia.