The Poti Sea Port is the main container port for the Republic of Georgia. It is harbor off the eastern Black Sea coast at the mouth of the Rioni River.
The Poti Sea Port is a key hub in the Trans-Caucasus Transit Corridor which links Georgia and Azerbaijan as a potential alternative transport route for goods travelling between Europe and Asia.
The port handles container, liquids, dry bulk cargo and passenger ferries. The multi-purpose facility has 15 berths, a total quay length of 2,900 meters, more than 20 quay cranes and 17 km of rail track.
The port serves as a European gateway for international trade in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, and is ideally located to become a hub for Central Asia trade. It offers direct ferry traffic with the Black Sea ports of Ukraine, Russia and Bulgaria and is connected to the nation’s railway network, with connection to all key cities in Georgia.
In 2020, APM Terminals Poti, the operator of the port, announced its plans to create a deep-water port by investing over 250 million USD of private capital for phase 1 and a substantial amount for phase 2 in an extensive development of the port infrastructure and superstructure.
The second stage will include a 300m container quay equipped with 3 state-of-the-art STS cranes. It will double the annual container capacity at Poti Sea Port to over 1 million TEU.