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Georgia

Georgia in country located in Transcaucasia, bordering on the Black Sea, north of Turkey and Armenia. It regained independence when the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991. In August 2008 Russia unilaterally recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia (parts of Georgia), and Russian military forces remain in those regions. The country would like to join the European Union. Its leading ports are Batumi and Poti. Also, the country has made efforts to build a deep sea port at Anaklia, although these efforts are currently stalled.

Bulgaria and Georgia to resume railway ferry line across Black Sea

Tbilisi, Georgia (Ports Europe) July 15, 2024 – Bulgaria and Georgia will resume the railway ferry line between the two countries that was stopped two years...

Kazakhstan increases rail exports of fuel oil via Georgian ports

Batumi, Georgia (Ports Europe) June 25, 2024 – In January-May 2024, Kazakhstan increased rail exports of fuel oil through Georgian ports to 413,200 tons...

South Korean official visits APM Terminals Poti

Poti, Georgia (Ports Europe) June 25, 2024 – Tong Op Kim, Chargé d’affaires of the Office of the Embassy of South Korea in Tbilisi, Georgia, has...

Chornomorsk-Batumi ferry service to restart despite war

Chornomorsk, Ukraine (Ports Europe) June 20, 2024 – In a bold move, Ukraine and Georgia decided to resume on July 9 the ferry service between their Black Sea...

U.S. ambassador to Georgia comments on Anaklia port project

Tbilisi, Georgia (Ports Europe) June 19, 2024 – The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, has published the text of an interview given by Robin L. Dunnigan,...

Georgia minister comments on Poti, Anaklia ports

Tbilisi, Georgia (Ports Europe) June 18, 2024 – Speaking after a government session, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of...

Georgia’s Anaklia port given to China

Anaklia, Georgia (Ports Europe) May 30, 2024 – A consortium of majority state-owned China Communication and Construction Company (CCCC) Ltd., one of the...

First truck transit the route China-Kazakhstan-Azerbaijan-Georgia

Kuryk, Kazakhstan (Ports Europe) May 26, 2024 – In the first trial for the transit road transport of goods along the route...

52 kg of cocaine seized in a port in Georgia

Poti, Georgia (Ports Europe) May 24, 2024 – About 52 kg of cocaine were seized in a Georgian Black Sea port in a container with bananas from Ecuador on...

Georgia’s ports handled 3.39 mln tonnes of cargo in Q1’24

Tbilisi, Georgia (Ports Europe) May 24, 2024 – Georgia’s Black Sea ports handled 3.39 million tonnes of cargo in the first quarter of 2024, which is 8%...

Christian Roeder appointed Managing Director, APM Terminals Poti

Poti, Georgia (Ports Europe) May 22, 2024 – Christian Roeder has been appointed Managing Director of APM Terminals Poti, Georgia, effective June 6, 2024....

EBRD, USAID to develop connectivity in the South Caucasus

London, United Kingdom (Ports Europe) May 19, 2024 – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the United States Agency for...

New Black Sea ferry line Varna-Batumi

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) May 11, 2024 – The new ferry line between Bulgaria’s Black Sea port of Varna and Georgia’s port of Batumi was...

World Bank executive visits Georgia, protests in Tbilisi

Tbilisi, Georgia (Ports Europe) May 3, 2024 – Eugene Rhuggenaath, the Executive Director of the World Bank EDS 19, has visited Georgia to discuss...

Batumi Sea Port increases traffic in Kazakh ammonium nitrate

Batumi, Georgia (Ports Europe) April 29, 2024 – In January-March 2024, Batumi Sea Port LLC transported 6,012 tons of Kazakh ammonium nitrate. The cargo...

MSC enhances its Batumi – Gioia Tauro service

Batumi, Georgia (Ports Europe) April 9, 2024 – Batumi International Container Terminal (BICT), part of International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI)...

Georgia, Ukraine join EU’s Connecting Europe Days event

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) April 8, 2024 – Representatives from Georgia and Ukraine joined the European Union’s Connecting Europe Days 2024...

New rates for Batumi/Poti transport to Turkmenbashi

Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan (Ports Europe) April 2, 2024 – Transport and Logistics Centre of Turkmenistan (TULM) JSC has introduced special preferential...

Analysis: Quo Vadis, Russian Black Sea Navy?

Kyiv, Ukraine (Ports Europe) March 26, 2024 – In the past several days, Ukraine reported hitting with missiles a total of four Russian Black Sea Navy...

AD Ports acquired a majority stake in Tbilisi Dry Port

Tbilisi, Georgia (Ports Europe) March 23, 2024 – Port and logistics operator AD Ports Group (ADP, Abu Dhabi, UAE) has acquired a 60% stake in Tbilisi Dry...

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