Distinctive Professional Day

In recognizing one of the most difficult professions, the Azerbaijani government has been celebrating the members of the oil and gas industry for two decades. Oil Workers’ Day has appeared on national calendars since August of 2001, when the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Heydar Aliyev signed the decree, according to which, September 20 of each year would be designated as Azerbaijan Oil Workers’ Day.

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Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

Hazard identification is part of the process used to evaluate whether any particular situation, item or structure has the potential to cause harm. The term often used to describe the full process is risk assessment: Identify hazards and risk factors that have the potential to cause harm (hazard identification).


At Black Sea Terminal (BST) a risk assessment is required before undertaking any non-routine work. BST’s risk assessment system consists of two levels: Level 1 - Risk and control measures mentioned in Permit to Work (PTW) lists; Level 2 - if the risks and control measures are not sufficient to trigger a work order, then an additional risk assessment is prepared and attached to the PTW list.

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Charitable act

While the storage and transshipment of oil and oil products is the main priority of Black Sea Terminal, BST also carries out charitable activities on a regular basis – especially in the nearby Khobi municipality.


BST pays close attention to the many challenges the people of the Khobi municipality face. These challenges have recently been worsened by the coronavirus. So, in an effort to assist the people of Khobi, on August 28, BST representatives presented various food products and sweets to members of the local community.

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Annual complex audit at BST

In August 2020 an annual complex audit was conducted at terminal port facility. The audit was conducted according to the approved yearly plan by the Audit Team of Maritime Transport Agency of Georgia. The main purpose of the visit was:

1)    to observe the level of Security/Safety at terminal port facility;

2)    evaluation of compliance of company processes with the requirements of applied international standards as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001;

3)    discuss the recommendations from last audit;

4)    finding opportunities for improving and give additional recommendations for strengthen the system and etc.

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Electricians training and recertification

Following the government's decision to lift restrictions on conducting training courses, Black Sea Terminal (BST) organized an external training course in full compliance with the recommendations laid out to combat the spread of COVID-19. The training was attended by a group of electricians whose professional certifications were about to expire.


The training, in accordance with state standards, was developed at Georgian Technical University and approved by BST management. The training was conducted by a highly qualified trainer.

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Maintenance of fire protection system at BST

For the normal and smooth operation of all units of the fire fighting system at the terminal, its constant readiness for use, the technical condition of the whole system is important. For this purpose, their planned maintenance works are organized and carried out.


So, this year a lot of works has been done to replace the pipes of the water intake and filtration system for the needs of fire protection system. Preventive maintenance works on water filters are carried out on a monthly basis. Fire protection system is equipped with a fire hydrants and monitors that are designed for outdoor fire extinguishing.

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Supplier/Contractor Evaluation at Kulevi Oil Terminal

Supplier evaluation is the process of assessing and approving the potential line of suppliers of the company through various quantitative and qualitative evaluation measures. The overall process and approach of the supplier evaluation is usually applied to the current set of suppliers to measure and monitor their performance for the purposes of reducing the costs of the goods and services, risk mitigation, and driving continuous improvement in their performance. The supplier evaluation process is a vital part of Black Sea Terminal’s management system. Supplier evaluation forms are filed twice per year.

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Semi-annual transshipment statistics

In the first half of 2020, Kulevi Oil Terminal undertook close cooperation with SOCAR’s Marketing and Operations Department, working with customers to efficiently utilize the terminal’s storage and transshipment capacities, as well as mobilizing the company’s transshipment resources. As a result, Kulevi Oil Terminal increased transshipped volumes by 20% (based on dispatched volume) and 33% (based on the received products) in comparison with the same period of 2019.

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Black Sea Terminal supports local youth

Along with its business activities, Black Sea Terminal (BST) management takes its corporate and social responsibilities seriously and understands the need for harmonious management and the role of social and cultural development in the surrounding region.   

The company is cognizant of the problems and challenges of local youths in the region and is motivated to help them in their personal development, realization of sports activities and cultural events.    

One of the many projects supported by BST is a local football club whose financial problems have put their future in stake.    

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Caring for each employee

Creating a safe work environment is a major priority for the management of Black Sea Terminal (BST). Work in this direction is systemic, regular and continuous. Industrial-technological processes are carried out and infrastructure is developed in accordance with all rules and  requirements of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), which makes workplace safety possible.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, the company's management has shown great responsibility and effort. The recommendations and regulatory requirements set by the government have been fully implemented. 

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