|1 October 2008|
|16:56||IncidentsGeorgian-flagged Vessel Runs Aground (photos)|
|30 August 2007|
|16:18||logisticsSony to Build Logistic Center in Ukraine |
|24 August 2007|
|10:57||Palmali Opens New Office|
|16 August 2007|
|18:39||RailParkfield Investment to Operate Georgia's Railways for 89 Years|
|26 July 2007|
|08:24||Port SaidPoti Waits for Investors|
The Georgian Ministry of economical development extended the term for companies to send application to participate in the tender on operating the port of Poti up to October, 15 of the year 2007, reports RBC quoting the Ministry.
It should be pointed out that earlier it was said to have sent applications by September, 14 of the current year.
|4 July 2007|
|19:38||Port SaidThe Georgian Parliament Passes Free Economic Zones Law|
July, 4 2007 The Georgian Parliament has passed a law on free industrial zones, which defines the basic conditions for the establishment and operation of free economic zones.
The law allows the establishment of free economic zones, which will simplify the procedure for issuing licenses and permissions, exempt companies from real-estate tax and VAT, permit transactions in any currency.
According to RBC with the reference to the Parliament of Georgia, one of the free economic zones can be established at the port of Poti.
|18 June 2007|
|15:16||seaKazakhstan Begins to Build Grain Terminal in Poti|
The Syndicate of Kazakh banks and the Ministry of agriculture and provisions of Georgia officially signed the agreement on the building of a grain terminal in Poti, reports TrendCapital.
It should be pointed out that Kazakhstan will invest $10 mn in the building of the terminal.
|14 May 2007|
|10:30||seaNovorossiysk Commercial Sea Port Has Started Transshipment of Containers|
Commercial container terminal (NCSP) of the Novorossiysk seaport first time in Russia carried out transshipment of transit containers.
41 containers of Admiral Container Line, delivered on May 8 by m/v "Marti Pride" from Haifa, were dispatched to Odessa (Ukraine) on May 10 onboard m/v "Admiral Rainbow".
Earlier this year, on March 10, the terminal successfully made a trial trans-shipment of 4 containers delivered from Poti (Georgia) on X-press Container Line for subsequent dispatch to India.
Implementation of the new technology was possible thanks to close co-operation between the terminal management, Novorossiysk customs office, liner agents and the terminal partners Ruscon Ltd.
|13 April 2007|
|11:50||sea"SMAT" Back for Kavkaz|
On April 11 the rail ferry "SMAT" successfully moored at Poti, told SeaNews the Odessa Maritime Engineering Bureau, which designed the ship.
On April 12 trial reel-up of railway cars with manganese crystals and scrap metals was held with the bulk of 80 tons each on all the 5 vessel's paths.
During the sea trials held on 26-27 of March "SMAT" reached the speed of 10 knots using 75% of its two engines power.
"SMAT" was built by the Kherson Shipyard for Reserve Capital Corp.
|5 March 2007|
|10:42||sea1 Million Tons of Grain via Aktau|
In the next future, it will be possible to ship about 500 thousand tons of grain via the international sea port Aqtau, reports Kazakhstan Today quoting Akhmedtjan Esimov, Kazakhstan's minister of agriculture.
"This year we are completing the project of the grain terminal reconstruction in the sea port Aqtau.
|28 February 2007|
|10:48||containerDubai Port World to Invest in Georgia?|
Dubai Port World (United Arab Emirates) is going to invest $700 mn in the free economic zone establishing in Georgia, reports Kommerchiskaya nedvizhimost daily.
The delegation of Dubai Port World has visited the Port Poti where it is planned to build a container terminal.
By preliminary estimate, the Arabian investors will put up $300 bn in the first stage of the project.
|19 January 2007|
|10:20||containerPoti to Lease Container Terminal|
On January 23 2007 Poti Seaport Ltd.
|11 December 2006|
|16:36||seaRussian Border Guards Seize Georgian Fishing Boat|
Russian coast guards have seized a Georgian fishing vessel off the country's Pacific coast on suspicion of poaching, a coast guard spokesman said Monday.
Coast guards found about 20 tons (44,000 lbs) of sea urchin, a delicacy, aboard the Dzhin (Efreet), registered in Georgia's Black Sea port of Batumi and owned by a Georgian company, according to the schooner's Russian captain.
The ship, which was seized inside the Russian economic exclusion zone 10 miles southwest of Russia's Iturup Island in the Kuril chain, also violated Russian border and fishing regulations, as it had no official permission from border and customs authorities to be there, the spokesman said.
The schooner, with an eight-member Russian crew, was convoyed to a seaport at Shikotan Island for investigation, he added.
An ongoing tit-for-tat row between Moscow and Tbilisi, set off in late September by Georgia's brief detention of four Russian officers on espionage charges, now seems to have taken to the seas.
|24 November 2006|
|14:48||seaKavkaz - Crimea Ferry Complex Posts Results|
North Caucasian Raileay ferry terminal linking Kavkaz and Crimea increased turnover in January - October 2006 by 16,2% (as compared to similar period in 2005) up to 1,2 mln.
|26 September 2006|
|12:49||seaFirst Container Train To Novorossiysk|
On 27 September 2006 the first container train from China is to arrive at Novorossiysk.
|13 July 2006|
|10:24||Port SaidPoti Port Plans Increasing Net Profit In 2006 |
Georgian Poti Port Ltd plans to increase the net profit in 2006 by 20% to 6.53 mn lari ($1=!.77 lari), reports Prime-TASS.
|3 March 2006|
|15:25||seaCoscon Announces Service |
Coscon announced commencing a dedicated and standalone North Europe - Mediterranean - Black Sea service by the end of April.
|11 October 2005|
|19:21||Port SaidSeaNews Weekly No 109|
The following material can be found in the transport bulletin SeaNews Weekly:
EVENTS OF THE WEEK
To build or to argue?
Azov transport hub turnover in 8 months;
Rostov transport hub in 8 months of 2005;
Poti port throughput in 8 months;
Aktau port turnover in 8 months 2005.
Packed peat logistics
Oil and oil products handling in the Caspian basin in January-August 2005;
Grain turnover in the ports of the Russian South during the 8 months of 2005;
Non-ferrous metals handling in Russia, Ukraine, Estonia and Latvia.
Russian market of the refrigerated cargo: results of the 8 months of 2005.
|27 September 2005|
|14:42||PotiPoti Shipyard to Build Cargo Ships|
Georgian Poti Shipyard JSC and Dutch Damen Shipyards Bergum signed a contract with accordance to which the Georgian Shipyard starts constructing the series of iron-bodied cargo ships.
According to Regnum, the contract envisages the construction of the 12 river-going ships.
|26 August 2005|
|16:10||seaViking Conquers Kazakhstan|
Viking Conquers Kazakhstan
Experiment starts on October 1, 2005
According to the Poti port Administration, on October 1, 2005 the box train “Viking” is to be transported from the Ilyichevsk port to Poti by ferry.