14.08.2019

Internship program at the Terminal

As an international company, Black Sea Terminal offers many opportunities for interns, especially those who want to broaden their experience in preparation for an international career. Internships also help to attract the next generation of corporate trailblazers. 

The interns hired at BST are from various international universities and educational institutions within the region. After the internship applications are received from universities, the hiring process starts by testing their quality of knowledge on paper followed by a face to face interview. During the interview, candidates who demonstrate initiative, eagerness to learn, the willingness to work hard, and leadership potential are given the priority.

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06.08.2019

Quarterly Environmental Self-Monitoring

According to the agreement between Black Sea Terminal (BST) and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MoE), BST is obliged to conduct environmental monitoring of its facilities and the adjacent areas. The environmental monitoring process is described in the Environmental Monitoring and Measurement scheme approved by the MoE.

 

Environmental monitoring is aimed at measuring, controlling and mitigating any negative influence on the environment resulting from the operation of BST Terminal. Quarterly environmental monitoring includes soil and water sampling, noise level and air-quality monitoring at BST sites and adjacent areas.

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29.07.2019

Internal Audit 2019

In July of 2019, an internal audit was conducted at the Black Sea Terminal (BST). The main objective of the audit was to assess the compliance of company processes against the requirements of applied international standards such as ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001 (Environment Management System) and ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System). 

The internal audit covered all important operational processes, and complied with legal requirements, document control standards, performance and customer satisfaction evaluation, occupational health and safety, environmental management and quality-control issues.

 

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26.07.2019

The tourist infrastructure of the Kolkheti National Park has been updated

Kolkheti National Park is a national park located in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti and Guria, in the historical region of Colchis in western Georgia.  It lies on a coastal plain on the Black Sea, between the mouths of the Tikori and Supsa Rivers, spanning the districts of Zugdidi, Khobi, Lanchkhuti, Senaki and Abasha. The park was established between 1998 and 1999 as part of Georgia’s Integrated Coastal Management Project. Kolkheti National Park covers an area of 28,940 hectares and with protected wetlands, the protected area spans 33,710 hectares, incorporating the land of the ...

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22.07.2019

Certificate for timely provision of information by National Statistics Office of Georgia

The National Statistics Office (GeoStat) is an agency in charge of national statistics and responsible for carrying out population, agricultural and other censuses in Georgia. It was established as a legal entity of public law according to the December 11, 2009 law of Georgia, succeeding the Department of Statistics of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia.

 

GeoStat is an official authority exclusively responsible for production and ...

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17.07.2019

Workplace safety training

Workplace safety training is as important as workplace safety itself because it enables management the ability to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for its employees. In addition, this provides the opportunity for employees to recognize safety hazards and correct them, as well as enabling them to understand best safety practices.

 

At Black Sea Terminal, workplace safety hazards are considered extensive and hence regular provisions are made for safety trainings for the employees. Safety programs and norms are updated frequently. 

 

Some of the safety trainings include ...

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12.07.2019

Meeting: Maritime Transport Agency of Georgia

Recently the “Coastal and Marine Impacts & Interests Group” meeting was held at the main office of the Maritime Transport Agency in Batumi.

  

The focus of the meeting was the characteristics and features of the Georgian marine environment, its challenges and impacts, including the coastal environment, abiotic factors and biotic components of the marine environment, economic and social use of the area, as well as the threats to the marine environment.

 

A presentation was given by project expert Mike Mannaart during and as well as a final 

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08.07.2019

Modernization of Control Systems of Marian B

The dredger Marian B, manufactured in 1974, has been serving the Black Sea Terminal for more than 10 years. Its main function is to maintain the navigation depth of the access channel and internal harbor of Kulevi port, keeping it functioning year-round. The ship is equipped with two suction pipes with an excavating depth of 16 m and its performance can reach 1,600 m3 per hour.

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02.07.2019

LPG Loading/Offloading Operations training

LPG or liquefied petroleum gas loading/unloading operations are considered a dangerous operation, especially during LPG transfer operations. Considering the risks associated with the handling of LPG, Kulevi Oil Terminal arranges refresher training courses for the employees working in LPG division at frequent intervals. 

 

The training course is organized into theoretical and practical sessions to ensure that employees gain a deeper knowledge of the subject and follow all the safety measures associated with the process.   During the training course, employees are familiarized with the properties and hazards of LPG, the latest advances and procedures in cargo transfer operations from both a liquid and gas ship management and terminal facility perspective, the performing 

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28.06.2019

Security Response Drill

Security awareness is a top priority at Black Sea Terminal. As such, security response drills are conducted on a quarterly basis for all security staff. These drills help our security personnel develop essential competencies, new techniques, and methods that are essential in dealing with potential security issues.

 

The security response drill was recently conducted at BST for SGS (SOCAR Georgia Security) employees as per ISPS (International Ship & Port facility Security code) standard requirements. The main topics discussed and practiced during the drill included:

 

1)    Increasing knowledge of security personnel in the direction of security regulations and procedures implemented at Kulevi Oil Terminal.

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