Annual earthing inspection

As a hazardous environment, the tank farm area requires the continual monitoring of its tank safety and protection system. And the tank earthing is one of the most important components of the system. The inspection of the oil storage tank earthing is of highest priority at Black Sea Terminal. Inadequate earthing in tank farms can compromise the protection and safety system of tank farms and cause severe damage and injury to personnel due to catastrophic lightning strikes.


As part of a planned maintenance system, Black Sea Terminal has recently completed the inspection of the earthing system in its tank farms. During inspection, the integrity and performance of the earthing system was assessed.

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Black Sea Terminal resumed its transshipment of methanol

Black Sea Terminal successfully resumed its transshipment of methanol after several months of suspension, which coincided with the planned maintenance work being undertaken at the SOCAR methanol factory. Within the first two quarters of 2018, BST transshipped about 34, 016 metric tons of methanol product, fulfilling 11% of the forecasted transshipment volume for the current year.


It should be noted that Black Sea Terminal continues its successful operation of its methanol offloading, storage and loading facility and has transshipped 600, 000 metric tons of methanol since the completion of construction and start-up of the facility in 2014.

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US Coast Guard visits Kulevi Port

As part of a yearly integral International Port Security Program, on July 19, 2018, an annual inspection was conducted of Kulevi Port by senior management representatives of the US Coast Guard together with representatives of the Maritime Transport Agency of Georgia. The main purpose of the visit was to observe the security level at Kulevi Port and recommend measures to strengthen the system.


At the beginning of the visit, a meeting was held with between BST management members and Georgian State Police/Border, Customs and Police Security Service representatives to discuss the various aspects of security. 

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Strategic legal and tax issues of labor relations

Labor and/or employment-related risks play a very important role in any business or organization, and so any new laws or rules established to benefit employees and the organization are considered to be of the utmost importance by Black Sea Terminal.


Kulevi Oil Terminal being an organization with multinational employees, the benefit of expatriate employees and labor-related rules and tax issues for such employees is very important. Jointly with Ernst & Young, an online live session was conducted for a group of leading employees at BST.


During the training session, the specific topics of discussion included the employment of foreign citizens, requirements for hiring a foreign citizen

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International workshop on the Control and Management of Ballast Water and Sediments

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Maritime Transport Agency of Georgia organized a three-day workshop in Batumi that focused on the implementation of BWM convention compliance, monitoring and enforcement, risk assessment and Port Biological Baseline Surveys. 


This three-day workshop was attended by a group of  Black Sea Terminal employees and was conducted based on the guidelines developed by the IMO for the development and implementation of ballast water management plans on board ships aiming

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Predictive maintenance at Black Sea Terminal

The maintenance organization can be viewed as one of the most integral aspects of the maintenance management system at Black Sea Terminal, a company that has successfully managed to develop and dynamically improve maintenance efficiency to achieve the objectives and goals of Maintenance Department. The Maintenance Department maintains the terminal’s equipment performance for the entire period of its operation, and high-quality preventive maintenance plays a key role in increasing the asset reliability and availability of Black Sea Terminal.


Job-specific refresher training courses are conducted on a regular basis for our skilled technicians in order to increase their competence and plant reliability and to assure our personnel’s qualifications. 

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Posidonia 2018

Kulevi Oil Terminal together with Maritime Transport Agency of Georgia and other leading companies of the maritime sector of Georgia represented  the country  in “Posidonia 2018”, the 31st International Shipping Exhibition, which was held on June 4-8 at the Metropolitan Expo, Athens, Greece under the auspices of Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy, Union of Greek Ship-owners and Hellenic Chamber of shipping with the support of Municipality of Piraeus and Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee.

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June 15 - the day of Spirituality and National Salvation

Ramadan Bayram is one of the most important holidays. It is a celebration of love, spiritual strength and understanding; an opportunity to cleanse one’s soul after a month of fasting, and a reminder to forgive and forget all the bad things and help the needy so that the goodness of Allah shines upon you. This holy celebration reigns as a sign of peace and harmony, which is a perfect example of peaceful and happy living. 


Traditionally, during this holiday, the company’s management takes part in a charitable action together with the Georgian


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Environmental awareness training

In the oil and gas industry, awareness of the importance of environmental issues has become more and more central and environmental compliance is one of the fundamental aspects playing a major role in the industry.


A training course focusing on the importance of environmental and waste management awareness was organized by Kulevi Oil Terminal with one of the leading training companies in the region. The training session included a lecture, discussion, and both an interim and final assessment.


The main topics of the course included the terminology and methodology of environmental standards, the importance of evaluating both indirect and direct aspects to the environment, principles of ...

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Environmental Monitoring Report

According to the agreement between Black Sea Terminal (BST) and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MoE), BST is obliged to conduct annual environmental monitoring with the corresponding reporting as per the dictates of the Environmental Monitoring Scheme.


The Annual Environmental Monitoring Report, which contains all the information pertaining to activities related to environmental protection, will be sent to the MoE by the end of Q1 of the reporting year.


The Environmental Monitoring Report summarizes all environmental monitoring activities and mitigation measures conducted by the BST in accordance with the Environmental Monitoring Scheme. 

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