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Poti Sea Port Increases the Safety Awareness of the Truck Drivers

More than 1600 drivers attended Road Safety Training

 APM Terminals Poti started a training program for external truck drivers on May 10th and so far, more than 1600 truck drivers attended the training.

APM Terminals is committed to maintain a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and contractors. Our goal is to increase the safety awareness of the truck drivers, both whilst they are visiting the terminal premises as well as on the public roads in Georgia.

From January 1st 2018, the visual inspection of trucks will be carried out at the Gates and the right of access to the Port will be granted only to vehicles meeting the technical standards.

Trainings are delivered by APM Terminals Poti in-house trainers. Just recently, as a result of extra requests, four additional HSSE Officers have been trained to continue the roll out of the training. In addition to that we have extended the timeline and the trainings will continue daily until the end of December 2017.

Volumes

Based on 9-month turnover data Poti Sea Port handled 2,665K tons which is 9.7% more compare with the same period 2,430K of 2016.

Container throughput was increased by 12.6%, 229k TEUs handled in 2017 and 204k TEUs in 2016.

Overview

In April 2011, APM Terminals purchased Poti Sea Port, the largest port in Georgia, a multi-purpose facility with 15 berths for cargo and RoRo service, with total quay length of 2,900 meters and more than 20 quay cranes. Since assuming operations, APM Terminals has invested over USD 70 million upgrading the outdated port infrastructure and service facilities, including the construction of a new Customs Center, as well as new rail and truck facilities.

During this period Poti Port, with 85% of the container traffic via Georgian ports, has continued with upgrades of the current port infrastructure and equipment to make it the most productive and safest port in the Region while maintaining its preeminent position