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 Constantza and Bulgarian port Varna with the landlocked countries of the Caspian region and Central Asia.
  • General Description
  • Anchorage Areas
  • Artboard 78 Port Restrictions
  • Tide
  • Weather Restrictions
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General Description

Port Coordinates: 42°18’N / 41°39’E
B. A. Nautical Chart No: 3317
Admiralty Sailing Directions: NP 24
Time zone: UTC +4 hrs
Port Security Level: 1

Poti 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, it 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 1.6 kilometers long 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 for vessels with LOA under 180 m.

Anchorage Areas

There are 2 anchorage areas:

  • Area № 300 for dry cargo vessels
  • Area № 200 for tankers

Port Restrictions

  • Max LOA allowed 195 m at Berth №10
  • Max allowed draft in port channel: 10.50 m
  • Salinity ranges from 1.009 – 1.010, the port is considered as brackish water port


Poti has no tidal variations.

Weather Restrictions

  • Poti 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

Working Hours

Poti Port operates 24/7 except from the below mentioned time breaks:

  • 08:00 – 08:30 lt & 20:00 – 20:30 lt / Shift of gangs
  • 00:00 – 01:00 lt & 13:00 – 14:00 lt / Meal break


  • Fresh water supply from shore
  • Crew shore leave and Crew changes
  • Marine Technical Services
  • Garbage disposal which is compulsory and included in Sanitary Dues