14.11.2019

Visit to oil refinery complex in Aliağa, Turkey

Recently, representatives from BST’s Operations and HSSEQ departments were invited to the city Aliağa in Turkey so they could become familiarized with the oil refinery terminal operated by SOCAR.  

 

Located in the Petkim Aliaga complex area, the refinery complex is a high-complexity facility that processes liquefied petroleum gases and crude oils. The complex incorporates crude oil distillation plant, naphtha, kerosene and diesel hydro-treater units, and LPG units. The facility also contains the hydrocracker and catalytic reforming units. The refinery terminal is equipped with storage tanks, process and utility pipelines and all of the necessary facilities. 

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08.11.2019

EU Representative visits Black Sea Terminal

Recently, a summary meeting was organized at the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia regarding the amendments to Resolution N65-15.01.2014 – specifically, the Technical Regulations for Safe Operation of Oil Bases. In order to meet the requirements of the European Union legislation, the resolution has been amended in a way that tightens control over releasing harmful emissions into the atmosphere. The meeting was attended by the representatives of all organizations involved in the storage and transshipment of oil products in Georgia and the experts of the European Union. Representatives of BST’s Operation and HSSEQ departments attended the meeting.

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05.11.2019

Geodesy training and certification

Black Sea Terminal being a company that is expanding and developing rapidly day-by-day, places a great deal of importance on providing training and certification for employees and contractor employees who play a very important role in the development of the company.

 

Accordingly, as part of various construction and planning activities always ongoing at the terminal, it is a necessity to have experienced and trained employees working in the direction of Geodetic - employees who are always informed and updated about all the latest methods of Geodesy.

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24.10.2019

Safety Induction Program

A safety induction was conducted to welcome new employees, contractors, visitors and guests of the company and to prepare and inform them of the company’s health, safety and environmental rules. An   is a great way to provide employees, contractors, visitors and guests with the site-specific health and safety rules and requirements, and any particular hazards they need to be aware of and to foster a culture of safety within the workplace.

 

Safety induction is important for:

 

  • promoting a safe working environment for all employees, contractors and visitors

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18.10.2019

Independence Day of Azerbaijan

Independence Day is a national holiday in Azerbaijan, also known as 'State Sovereignty Day'.

It is celebrated on October 18th, on the anniversary of the day in 1991 when Azerbaijan left the USSR.

 

This day is essentially the second of two independence days celebrated in Azerbaijan. The first is Republic day which marks the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan on May 28th 1918. This republic only lasted two years before Azerbaijan became part of the Soviet Union. 

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11.10.2019

International Ship and Port Facility Security Seminar (ISPS)

From October 7-10, 2019, US Coast Guard in conjunction with the Maritime Transport Agency, organized the International Ship and Port Facility Security Seminar (ISPS) in Batumi.

 

The seminar introduced personnel to strategies that help them develop and conduct TTX’s in accordance with the requirements set forth in the ISPS Code. Specific topics covered included exercise design, identification of objectives, scenario development, exercise frequency and documentation, utilization of lessons learned and integration of all agencies with port security responsibilities. Classroom instruction was reinforced through practical activities following each lesson. 

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02.10.2019

Occupational Safety

Occupational Safety (OS) deals with all aspects of health and safety at the workplace. Its primary focus is the prevention of workplace hazards and accidents. Black Sea Terminal (BST) takes occupational safety seriously and regularly conducts risk assessment and business operations with safety being the first priority. BST also adheres to Georgia’s OSH legislation, which provides flexible solutions in managing workplace safety.

 

BST employees have elected an OS representative who is assigned several responsibilities. The OS representative works in the interest of the workers and is tasked with addressing the concerns and issues employees have. 

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30.09.2019

Safe working environment for successful operation

Last year, the Parliament of Georgia passed a new law on Labor safety, which applies to all sectors in the field of occupational safety, as well as regulates the protection of life and health of employees and others working in this sector.

 

Actively working on labor safety issues and adherence to established standards has always been an integral part of Black Sea Terminal's day-to-day management, and therefore the company has fulfilled the requirements of the new legislation in a timely and active manner. 

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27.09.2019

Health insurance program

Kulevi Oil Terminal is a company that cares about its employees and is always ready to invest in their well-being in order to help them achieve a better work-life balance.

 

The rising costs of healthcare have made it necessary for our company to protect our employees and their families from any financial instability that may arise in cases of sickness or injury. That’s why health insurance is one of the most important, most valued benefits offered to our employees through their job.

 

As such, Kulevi Oil Terminal provides its employees a health insurance program from one of the leading companies on the local market. 

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23.09.2019

Automatization of Railway Switch Points

Black Sea Terminal (BST) continuously strives to improve its technical equipment and infrastructure so it can provide high-quality and on-time services to its customers. As an integral part of this policy, BST management ensures the automatization of railway switching points, which contributes greatly to the safe and timely commencement of railway operations. These actions include the remote switching of the railway switch points, maneuvering of the rail tank cars, as well as the shifting of rail tank cars to and from the railway offloading trestles. 

BST has also begun work on the electrification and automatization of twelve switch points in the internal railway routes. 

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