Poti Port, Georgia
UNCTAD Code: GEPTI
lat/lon 42° 18’ N / 41° 39’ E
British Admiralty Chart No 3317
Admiralty Pilot NP24
Time zone: GMT + 4 / 3
Port Security Level 1
Poti Sea Port is a major seaport and harbor of the eastern Black Sea Coast at the mouth of the Rioni River.
The Poti seaport is a cross point of the Trans-Caucasian Corridor/TRACECA, a multinational project which connects the Romanian port of Constanta and Bulgarian port Varna with the landlocked countries of the Caspian region and Central Asia. The port currently serves as the European gateway for international trade in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, and is ideally located to become a future hub for Central Asia trade. Strategically-located, Poti Sea Port is the largest port in Georgia handling liquid and dry bulk, general and project cargo, containers and ferries. It has 15 berths, with total berth length of 2,900 meters and more than 20 quay cranes. Poti Port starts with an approach channel that is 1.6 kilometers in length and consists of 2 elbows. First elbow is 950 meters long and 100 meters wide, and the second elbow is 650 meters long and 50 meters wide. All along, the approach channel is 12.5 meters deep.
Pilotage & Towage is compulsory for all ships. Night time berthing/un-berthing is permitted.
There are 2 anchorage areas. Area № 300 for dry cargo vessels and Area № 200 for tankers.
Poti has no tidal variations.
- Max L.O.A. allowed 250 m at Berth №10 only.
- Max allowed draft in port channel: 10.10 m.
- Salinity ranges from 1.009 - 1.010, the port is considered as brackish water port.
- Fresh water supply by barge
- Crew shore leave and Crew changes
- Marine Technical Services
- Garbage disposal which is compulsory and included in Sanitary Dues
Port is protected with an almost 2km long breakwater, allowing the port to perform handling operations despite adverse weather conditions.
Poti is an ice free port.
Handling operations are in progress 24 hours, 7 days a week except below mentioned time breaks :
08.00-08.30 / 20.00-20.30 Shift of gangs and 00.00-01.00 / 13.00-14.00 Meal hours.