The 25th Anniversary International Caspian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference

Kulevi Oil Terminal participated in the largest energy event in the Caspian region which started May 29th in Baku. The first exhibition was held in 1994 when Azerbaijan was a young independent state, seen as frontier economy. The exhibition played an extremely important role in attracting investments. Over the past 25 years Caspian Oil and Gas has become a global scale and prestigious international exhibition with a steadily growing number of participants. 

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100 years of Independence

2018 - One of the most important year in the history of Georgia and Azerbaijan.  It was on 26th and 28th of May 1918 Georgia and Azerbaijan gained independence and adopted the act of independence giving birth to the democratic republic of Georgia and Azerbaijan.  The citizens were thrilled and overjoyed on the realization of their long awaited dream of freedom, but being part of independent nations were they could be a part of development for bright future of their countries. This freedom was a guarantee of equality for the citizens of both the countries and their political rights regardless of their nationality or social status.

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Shut and Turnaround of Water Treatment Facilities

The commitment to preventing the pollution of the environment is the highest priority for Black Sea Terminal. The terminal’s management takes all the necessary measures to achieve and maintain continual improvement of its environmental management system and ensures compliance with all legal requirements.


The protection of the environment is also one of the most important inputs during the design and development of the terminal’s main equipment and facilities. Considering this in the very early stages of the terminal facilities blueprint, the terminal was designed while taking into consideration the possible pollution scenarios that could result.

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10 years of successful operation

This is a day to remember, as the majority of the employees currently working at Black Sea Terminal have been working here since it began operating on May 16, 2008.


Ten years ago on this day SOCAR Azerbaijan made one of its most important investment’s in the Georgian economy with the establishment of Black Sea Terminal and Kulevi Port, which brought to the region a company with modern infrastructure, a material-technical base that was fully compliant with international technical norms, and a number of newly renovated ports and terminals located at the Black Sea Coast. 

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The 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and 95th anniversary of its National Leader – Heydar Aliyev

Today, Black Sea Terminal representatives attended a solemn reception organized by the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Batumi. The event was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the 95th anniversary of Azerbaijan’s national leader – Heydar Aliyev. The organizers presented a documentary film about the relations of two friendly countries – Georgia and Azerbaijan, as well as samples of Azerbaijani and Georgian folklore.  The guests also enjoyed a spectacular performance of the Batumi and Khorumi ensembles. 

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Maritime Transport Agency visiting Kulevi Oil Terminal

Recently, Director of the Maritime Transport Agency of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Tamar Ioseliani, visited Kulevi Oil Terminal for the purpose of getting familiarized with the terminal and its port activities. 


During the visit, Ioseliani visited the VTS and Port Captain office, where routine issues and further plans we discussed. During the discussion, the Director of MTA answered the questions of the port Captain and service team representing Kulevi Oil Terminal.


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Peace has no alternative

Those Those who have faced the bloody, cruel, merciless grips of war are becoming fewer and fewer these days, there remain the few who proudly live among us.   


It is a tradition that Black Sea Terminal pays tribute to the veterans of World War II. So, on May 9, 2018, our company representatives took part in several events held in Georgia that were dedicated to the 73rd anniversary of World War II. 


One Group of employees of Black Sea Terminal visited and congratulated the veterans residing in the Khobi Municipally, wished them health and long life, and also informed them that useful monetary gifts allocated by company management have been transferred to their bank accounts.

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Shusha – great pain and hope for future

In the 1990s, the Caucasus region was a tempestuous place. Violent local wars took a lot of innocent and peaceful lives, left people without shelter and made them refugees.


Among the other extremely hard events happening in the mountains of Karabakh, the history finds the occupation of Shusha – tragedy of small beautiful town.


They say time heals, but the wound after the Shusha tragedy is so deep that despite more than a quarter of a century passing, history will always remember the tragedy that the local residents endured. Every year, on the 8th of May, people have immortalized the names of those who died and have remembered them with great honor.


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Transshipment of p-xylene and benzene

On May 7, 2018, representatives of Delta Trans and p-xylene cargo owners, as well as representatives of the Marketing, Operations and Logistics Departments of SOCAR paid a visit to Kulevi Oil Terminal. The purpose of the visit was to get familiarized with the terminal’s technical capabilities and facilities for the transshipment of p-xylene and benzene. The parties discussed the transshipment details of the given products and agreed on further logistic programs.


Most oil-producing countries in the region have performed the modernization of their refineries to increase the depth of oil processing, which helped them to produce more light products from crude oil. 

For its part, the terminal has undertaken the modernization of its existing facilities for the transshipment of hydrocarbons and petrochemicals, which comply with safety norms and industrial standards.

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Tender and procurement issues

Representatives E&Y, one of the largest global audit companies, paid a visit to Kulevi Oil Terminal. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the tender and procurement issues raised by Kulevi Oil Terminal. Another aim of the meeting was to assist in the enhancement of the “Procurement and Tenders Procedure’’ of the terminal, as well as its further improvement and implementation.


During the visit, E&Y Georgia’s representatives met the company’s top management and personnel for the purpose of discussing all the necessary details. The parties exchanged their opinions regarding the matter and agreed to continue the terminal’s renewed procurement and tenders procedures.


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