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Batumi

Batumi is a port in Southwest Georgia and a main transportation trade point in the Black Sea basin. Batumi, with its large port and commercial centre, is also the last stop of the Transcaucasian railroad and the Baku oil pipeline. It is situated some 20 kilometres from the Turkish border. The port is managed by KazTransOil JSC, a subsidiary of Kazakhstan’s national oil and gas company JSC NC KazMunaiGaz. The port takes part in many transport projects and corridors, being a participant of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR), the Eurasian transport corridor TRACECA and the Association of ports of the Black and Azov Seas (BASPA).

Georgia proposes advancing relations with Romania to strategic level

News Release – Prime Minister Proposes Advancing Relations with Romania to Strategic Level – 15 April 2019 Georgia proposes to advance relations...

Analysis – Anaklia: The long shadows of Russia and China, money laundering, private or with state guarantees, personal feud between the rich

Anaklia, Georgia (Ports Europe) April 2, 2019 – Anaklia Deep Sea Port, the Georgia Black Sea construction project, is not progressing and the reasons...

Bulgaria cancels 2003 multimodal transport agreement with Georgia and Armenia

Sofia, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) April 1, 2019 – Bulgaria cancelled in March the tripartite multimodal transport agreement signed in distant 2003 due to its...

EU to lend €250 million to Georgia for improvement of the highway between Caspian and Black Seas (Updated with details)

Originally published February 20, 2019 as “EU to lend €250 million to Georgia for local TEN-T transport development”; Updated with further...

Georgia’s Black Sea ports seek role in new international trade corridors

Tbilisi, Georgia (Ports Europe) February 14, 2019 – The Caucasus country of Georgia has three leading ports alongside its Black Sea coastline, Anaklia,...

ICTSI inaugurates expansion of Batumi International Container Terminal

Batumi, Georgia (Ports Europe) February 14, 2019 – International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), a global port terminal operator, has...

Trammo to invest $20 million in Batumi port terminal

Batumi, Georgia (PortSEurope) January 15, 2019 – The U.S. corporation Trammo, an international merchandising and trading company, plans to invest $20...

Batumi Sea Port increases cargo handled in Jan-Aug 2018

Batumi, Georgia (PortSEurope) October 29, 2018 – In the period January-August 2018, Batumi Sea Port (BSP) handled cargo totalling 791,135 tons, up 70%...

International Maritime Organisation: Training for reducing emissions in ports

London, United Kingdom (Ports Europe) September 15, 2018 – The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has held a workshop in Batumi, Georgia, to...

China to assist Georgia in developing Trans-Caspian International Transport Corridor

Tbilisi, Georgia (Ports Europe) China will assist Georgia in developing Trans-Caspian International Transport Corridor, so-called middle corridor, within the...

Ukrainian prime minister attends Tbilisi Belt & Road Forum

Tbilisi, Georgia (PortSEurope) December 4, 2017 – Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman has attended the Tbilisi Belt & Road Forum and...

Venice port President Pino Musolino attends Tbilisi Belt & Road Forum

Venice, Italy (PortSEurope) December 1, 2017 – Venice port President Pino Musolino has attended the Tbilisi Belt & Road Forum to strengthen...

Event: Tbilisi Belt and Road Forum – November 28-29, 2017

Tbilisi, Georgia (PortSEurope) November 21, 2017 – The Government of Georgia will host in Tbilisi a regional conference inviting government officials,...

World Bank team presents initial findings on improving freight transit of the Caucasus Transit Corridor

Baku, Azerbaijan (PortSEurope) November 19, 2017 – The World Bank team has presented the initial findings of its study on improving freight transit and...

Batumi and Poti ports join Lapis Lazuli transit corridor

Batumi, Georgia (PortSEurope) November 19, 2017 – Georgia is to join the Lapis Lazuli Corridor, a transport route connecting Europe and Asia by road,...

EU holds maritime event in Batumi, Georgia

Batumi, Georgia (Ports Europe) September 20, 2017 – On September 15 the EU held the “Connecting the region through marine and maritime...

Georgian ports cargo traffic declines 1.2% y/y in H1 2017

Poti, Georgia (Ports Europe) August 15, 2017 – Georgian ports handled 8.3 million tonnes of cargo in the first half of 2017, down 1.2% on the year, the...

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