31.12.2019

Happy 2020

We are moving into 2020 full of energy, hope and excitement.

 

For Black Sea terminal (BST), 2019 was a year of successful business, rapid development and financial stability. BST was able to increase the efficiency of its production processes, improve its working standards and maintain the reliability of its business partners by providing prompt, high-quality services to them while maintaining international standards. All of this is the result of the highly-qualified, selfless and determined employees of the BST and the management.  And for them, each one of us is thankful.

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25.12.2019

Regular Permit to Work audit process at Kulevi Oil Terminal

The Permit to Work form is a written system used to control certain types of work which have been identified as non-routine and potentially hazardous. Permit to Work (PTW) processes are an important and necessary part of the Kulevi Oil Terminal safety management process. PTW audits must be conducted regularly to ensure the effectiveness of the system and to address issues that could improve the process. Managers, area authorities and site controllers carrying out regular audits of the individual tasks covered by the PTW. The audits covering all aspects of the PTW system. These include:

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18.12.2019

Kulevi Oil Terminal’s supplier evaluation process

Supplier evaluation is the process of assessing and approving the company’s potential line of suppliers via various quantitative and qualitative evaluation measures. The process and approach to supplier evaluation is usually applied to the current suppliers. This is done in order to measure and monitor their performance for the purposes of reducing the costs of the goods/services required, boosting risk reduction and driving continuous improvement in their performance. The supplier evaluation process is a vital part of the BST management system. The proper supplier evaluation forms are filled out twice annually. The following issues are addressed while undergoing the evaluation process:

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13.12.2019

Warm with support

On December 13th Kulevi Oil Terminal took part in the charity event, which aims to support ethnic minority children with disabilities and oncological diseases from Kvemo Kartli region. The project affords the children an opportunity to get involved in games and programs, meet popular people and become friends with peers in their age group.     

    

This project also aims to promote among the public, a better understanding of those with disabilities and encourage people support their dignity, rights and well-being. Evidence and experience shows that these minority groups often face barriers to participation in all aspects of society. Kulevi Oil Terminal never misses an opportunity to support these children within the company’s Social Plan and always makes an effort to contribute to the elimination of any obstacles they may face.

 

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07.12.2019

Supporting the Believe Foundation

Kulevi Oil Terminal sponsored a Charity Gala Dinner organized by the Believe Foundation at the Biltmore Hotel. The Believe Foundation is a non-profit, non-political, independent organization established to support charitable, cultural, and educational activities in western Georgia, and one that has been supported by Kulevi Oil Terminal since 2014. This cultural, educational and charitable organization was established to reduce poverty and inequalities, support education and create an inclusive environment, accelerate sustainable growth and partnership between the public and private sectors. The fund also encourages companies to take action following the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

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29.11.2019

Purchasing and supply chain management training

Kulevi Oil Terminal emphasizes the importance of training and development. Improving the competence of its employees is a top priority. With this in mind, a purchasing and supply chain management training course was organized for new employees who had recently joined the purchasing team.  The training aimed to familiarize employees with the basics of purchasing and the purchasing environment, to provide them with a better understanding of the various approaches, tools and strategies used in negotiations, to teach them the fundamentals of the budgeting process and how to manage the 

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29.11.2019

Single Window Principle

The Georgian government recently noted that in order to develop Georgia’s transit potential, is vitally important that state services at all ports are digitalized under a single online platform. This will help to increase freight capacity and would also allow Georgian ports to plan cargo scheduling in advance by category and volume for the ships at the ports of Georgia who are regularly transporting cargo. The first phase of the project is scheduled to begin in 2019 and involves taking inventory of all marine services and reducing procedural bureaucracy. The second stage involves developing and launching the software.

The goal is to implement a “single window” principle at the ports of Georgia by providing digital government services in the port sector.

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27.11.2019

External audit on ISO standards

On the 25th of November 2019, external auditors from the company INTERTEKconducted a four-day surveillance audit of Black Sea Terminal’s (BST) Integrated Management System.

 

The main objective of the external audit was to evaluate the compliance of company processes with the required international standards - ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 and implemented Management and Operational procedures.

 

The external audit covered the following operational and auxiliary processes:

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22.11.2019

2019 Internal ISO Audit at Black Sea Terminal

Recently, an internal audit was conducted at Black Sea Terminal (BST). The main objective was to assess the compliance of company processes against the requirements of the applied international standards such as ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System), ISO 14001 (Environment Management System) and ISO 9001 (Quality Management System).

 

The internal audit agenda covered all important operational processes and complied with the legal requirements, 

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19.11.2019

BST Management Review Meeting

A management review is a formal, structured meeting which involves top BST management and takes place at regular intervals throughout the year.  The purpose of the meeting is to review and evaluate the effectiveness of the BST management system and to determine its suitability and adequacy.

The yearly management review meeting was held in November, 2019, with the goal of establishing, updating and reviewing the following issues:

 

  • KPI issues
  • Internal and external audit results
  • Non-conformance
  • Customer feedback

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