Greetings on the New Year

2017 was a great year for the modernization and implementation of new projects and the development of infrastructure at Black Sea Terminal (BST). These improvements have been made possible because of the hard work of BST’s employees who are the real reason behind the success of our company over the years.


As we are set begin another year, let’s be thankful for 2017, which provided us an opportunity to create new energies and to set new goals. 

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate each and every staff member of BST as we move into 2018. We appreciate all the great work our employees have done this past year.

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Batumi High Maritime Engineering School Training

As part of its training and certification program for its employees and contract employees, Kulevi Oil Terminal organized training courses in the prevention of fires and breathing apparatus, mooring/unmooring operation of vessels, combating oil spills and oil products and courses pertaining to working with air pressure compressors.


The main purpose of these training courses were to familiarize and train the participants in the handling of emergency situations in case of fire, working on mooring appliances and its safety techniques, combating against oil spill and avoiding pollution due to oil spill. The last training course covered all essential topics needed for rescue personnel to gain a better understanding of the uses and functions of high-pressure air cylinders.

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2,200th tanker arrives in Kulevi port

Port Kulevi received, loaded and dispatched its 2,200 th tanker.


Operations began at Kulevi Oil Terminal and in the port of Kulevi on May 16, 2008. It took less than a month to get the first tanker. 

After 10 years of successful operations, Kulevi Port has advanced its general infrastructure to a level that can efficiently respond to the needs of any company. The Terminal’s progress has been noticeable over the years. The port’s capacity has increased, as well as the growing share of operations, including acceptance, loading and dispatch. The general director of Black Sea Terminal and the entire port management staff have given maximal effort into ensuring the constant development of the port, ensuring their future success.

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Commemorating Azerbaijani national leader Heydar Aliyev

Today on December 12, many people visit the Alley of Honors to commemorate Azerbaijani national leader Heydar Aliyev. December 12 marks the 14th anniversary of the death of the architect and founder of the independent Azerbaijan. Aliyev was a world-renowned politician and national leader of the Azerbaijani people. 


Representatives Kulevi Oil Terminal took part in a prayer ceremony organized by Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Georgia. A biographical documentary film depicting Aliyev’s life and political activities were presented to the audience, which clearly reflected his work towards the development of Azerbaijan. 

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INTERTEK Recertification Audit 2017

The number of companies that pursue ISO certification has increased greatly. Improvements in areas like business process efficiency, product quality, and waste reduction (both tangible and intangible) has helped increase customer base and to retain achieved levels of customer satisfaction.


International standards bring technological, economic and societal benefits. They help to harmonize technical specifications of products and services, making industry more efficient and breaking down barriers to international trade. International standards also contribute effectively to sustainability, by providing good practices on the use of technologies and the ...

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Management review meeting

In today’s competitive business environment, it has become highly important for a company to have real-time data concerning the health of the business. A Key Performance Indicator (KPI) is a measurable value that demonstrates how effectively a company is at achieving key business objectives. Organizations use KPIs to evaluate their success at reaching targets. That’s why all of our company’s departments prepare KPIs for each quarter in an effort to analyze their progress.


Recently, a KPI review meeting was conducted at the Hilton Batumi by Kulevi Oil Terminal with the goal of evaluating company activities within the first three-quarters of 2017. 

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Friendship for kindness

On November 23rd, Kulevi Oil Terminal took part in the project ‘Friendship for Kindness’, which aims to support ethnic minority children with disabilities and oncological diseases from the Dmanisi and Marneuli regions. 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.

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Tug boat update

Since Black Sea Terminal (BST) became operational, Kulevi Port has received about 2,200 tankers, whose deadweight varies from 3,500 to 115,000 tons.


The mooring and departure of tankers from Kulevi port is being carried out through an artificially created approach channel, with a length of 3,600 meters, a width of 160 meters and an average depth of 14 meters. The turning basin with a diameter of 500 meters is also arranged on the channel.


For the berthing and departure of tankers, BST utilizes its powerful modern tug boats the SOCAR and SOCAR 2, which are equipped with azimuth thrusters, which allow for easy maneuvering at low speeds. 

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Certification program focusing on basic corrosion management

Because the oil and gas industry is a highly competitive industry, it is not uncommon when the high-qualified staff shortages and high job expectations merge with one another. One of the best options for overcoming this dual challenge is to provide certification opportunities for employees. This helps to retain the most valuable employees of the company.


As a major employer, Kulevi Oil Terminal takes this challenge seriously and provides all the necessary certifications to its employees in order to ensure that company retains its most valuable assets – its employees.


As part of the certification process, Kulevi Oil Terminal and the US-based NACE International recently organized an international certification program focusing on basic corrosion management. 

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Kulevi Oil Terminal rehabilitates the local road

Black Sea Terminal is one of the major companies in the Khobi municipality and has taken part in various infrastructural projects over the years. Sustainable development of the area where the Kulevi Oil Terminal has been operating for years has always been one of the main priorities for the company. Considering the condition of the 16km Kulevi – Shua Khorga road asphalt, there was an emerging necessity to invest considerable financial funds in its maintenance.


Last year, Kulevi Oil Terminal expressed its good will for the rehabilitation of the local road and made a decision to finance work on the project.

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