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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14.11.2019

Visit to oil refinery complex in Aliağa, Turkey

Recently, representatives from BST’s Operations and HSSEQ departments were invited to the city Aliağa in Turkey so they could become familiarized with the oil refinery terminal operated by SOCAR.  

 

Located in the Petkim Aliaga complex area, the refinery complex is a high-complexity facility that processes liquefied petroleum gases and crude oils. The complex incorporates crude oil distillation plant, naphtha, kerosene and diesel hydro-treater units, and LPG units. The facility also contains the hydrocracker and catalytic reforming units. The refinery terminal is equipped with storage tanks, process and utility pipelines and all of the necessary facilities. 

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08.11.2019

EU Representative visits Black Sea Terminal

Recently, a summary meeting was organized at the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia regarding the amendments to Resolution N65-15.01.2014 – specifically, the Technical Regulations for Safe Operation of Oil Bases. In order to meet the requirements of the European Union legislation, the resolution has been amended in a way that tightens control over releasing harmful emissions into the atmosphere. The meeting was attended by the representatives of all organizations involved in the storage and transshipment of oil products in Georgia and the experts of the European Union. Representatives of BST’s Operation and HSSEQ departments attended the meeting.

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05.11.2019

Geodesy training and certification

Black Sea Terminal being a company that is expanding and developing rapidly day-by-day, places a great deal of importance on providing training and certification for employees and contractor employees who play a very important role in the development of the company.

 

Accordingly, as part of various construction and planning activities always ongoing at the terminal, it is a necessity to have experienced and trained employees working in the direction of Geodetic - employees who are always informed and updated about all the latest methods of Geodesy.

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24.10.2019

Safety Induction Program

A safety induction was conducted to welcome new employees, contractors, visitors and guests of the company and to prepare and inform them of the company’s health, safety and environmental rules. An   is a great way to provide employees, contractors, visitors and guests with the site-specific health and safety rules and requirements, and any particular hazards they need to be aware of and to foster a culture of safety within the workplace.

 

Safety induction is important for:

 

  • promoting a safe working environment for all employees, contractors and visitors

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18.10.2019

Independence Day of Azerbaijan

Independence Day is a national holiday in Azerbaijan, also known as 'State Sovereignty Day'.

It is celebrated on October 18th, on the anniversary of the day in 1991 when Azerbaijan left the USSR.

 

This day is essentially the second of two independence days celebrated in Azerbaijan. The first is Republic day which marks the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan on May 28th 1918. This republic only lasted two years before Azerbaijan became part of the Soviet Union. 

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