The Shusha Tragedy

Universally, the recent history of the world clearly depicts progressive society, which continuously strives to raise the standard of living for a peaceful coexistence. However, there are also certain groups in society who are engaged in war, invasions and acts of violence, which brings about great pain and suffering to the civilian population by destroying their material and spiritual values, thus depriving them of their right to have a decent life.


28 years ago, the small town of Shusha and surrounding regions suffered one of the worst tragedies in world history. This tragedy is called the “Shusha Tragedy”, which reminds the world community of the acts of brutality, severity that occurred on May 8. 1992.

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Security Response Drill

At Kulevi Oil Terminal, security awareness is a top priority and Security Response drills are being conducted on a quarterly basis for security staff. These drills help personnel to develop essential competencies, and new techniques and methods that are essential in addressing potential security issues.


Recently, security response drill was conducted at Kulevi Oil Terminal as per ISPS (International Ship & Port facility Security code) standard requirements. The main topics discussed and practiced during the drill included:


  • Increasing knowledge of security personnel in the direction of security regulations and procedures implemented at Kulevi Oil Terminal
  • Increasing and improving the port security level

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Safety Observation Cards at Kulevi Oil Terminal

Kulevi Oil Terminal is using Safety Observation Cards (SOC) to document hazards as well as safety recommendations in the workplace. It is a comprehensive report that includes evidence and detailed descriptions of key safety observations. Performing and documenting regular safety observations helps to ensure a safe workplace, as well as share best practices with employees.


An SOC is the written record of a safety conversation between an observer and an employee. The observer that wrote the card has to stop the unsafe activities observed and talk to the person involved in the unsafe activity and propose corrective actions to take in order to prevent the outcomes of this unsafe behavior.

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Kulevi Oil Terminal joins the charitable initiative of AZEBI

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of suffering, stress and financial hardship to a large number of vulnerable people. As such, it is critical that we lend support to those in need.  It is the primary responsibility of every individual to be aware of practices we can use to defeat this virus and make a contribution to the most vulnerable among us.


Black Sea Terminal management fully supports the initiative of the Azerbaijani Business Association in Georgia (AZEBI), which is lending support to those living in the Kvemo Kartli region, and the Marneuli

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Kulevi Oil Terminal supports the StopCov Fund

The Black Sea Terminal team is taking full responsibility for the ongoing issues due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Through its daily activities BST seeks to make a significant contribution to the stability of the country's economy and to ensuring the health and social condition of its employees.


BST continues to operate in full compliance with the recommendations issued by the Government of Georgia and the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health. From the beginning, staff was provided with special masks, rubber gloves and disinfectants and, depending on the job specification, with personal protective equipment (overalls, helmets, gloves, respirators, sunglasses).

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Testing of Automatic Fire Fighting System (AFF)

Black Sea Terminal’s (BST) automatic firefighting system (AFF) consists of three parts:


1. Fire detection system

2. Foam extinguishing system

3. Water cooling system


To keep the AFF in continuous preparedness, these systems are subjected to periodic maintenance, which includes test runs of pumps and testing of the operability of the extinguishing and cooling devices.

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Internal Audit at Black Sea Terminal

In February and March of 2020, an internal audit was conducted within Black Sea Terminal’s (BST) Service and Transport & Machinery Departments. The main objective was to assess the compliance of company processes against the requirements of international standards such as ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001 (Environment Management System), ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) and other work procedures.


The internal audit covered all important operational processes, and complied with legal requirements, document control, performance and customer satisfaction evaluation, occupational health and safety, environmental management and quality-control issues, and risk assessment.

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Preventive measures against the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19)

As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, Black Sea Terminal (BST) management has developed an anti-crisis plan to handle emergency situations and set out preventive measures to ensure the health and wellbeing of BST employees. The company is consistently monitoring the health conditions of BST employees and visitors and personal hygiene best practices are encouraged routinely.


Employees have received a list of the standard measures that are to be observed and enforced by each individual. With the help of special disinfectants, workplaces, offices, restrooms, reusable items, office equipment, industrial machinery and 

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Port Facility Security Officer training course

Port Facility Security Officers are responsible for the development, implementation, revision and maintenance of the port facility security plan. They must be competent and possess the kind of comprehensive knowledge that enables them to take on their duties and responsibilities as defined in the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

As such, Kulevi Oil Terminal organized a training course for port facility security officers. The aim of the training was to equip the employees with a thorough understanding of how to conduct a comprehensive security survey of the port facility and to ensure the development and maintenance of the port facility security plan.

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Training on changes in customs legislation

Kulevi Oil Terminal systematically fulfills its awareness and compliance requirements of every employee based on their positions. Accordingly, a recent training course on the new updates to the customs legislation requirements and procedures was organized for those employees coordinating and handling customs-related issues.


This particular training was based on the new customs legislation requirements and procedures implemented by the Government of Georgia. The purpose of the training was to introduce to the new customs legislation, make sure employees understand the nuances of the current custom procedures, and increase the efficiency and knowledge of employees on customs affairs.

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